Arts & Culture
Science connects with the arts and popular culture
The story of Thomas Schall, a U.S. Congressman dedicated to reforming our messy, lopsided, archaic, and maddingly inconsistent monthly calendar.
Naked mole-rats are blind, yet they can still recognize—and kill—outsiders. How? And what does it have to do with the Old Testament?
When horses gallop, do all four hooves ever leave the ground at once? This episode recounts the saga that led to the answer.
How cataracts nearly ruined the impressionist painter’s career—and then revived it by giving him an insect-like superpower.
How a simple operation—castrating little boys—produced the greatest singers the world has ever known.
The long, wacky, and surprisingly thought-provoking history of trying animals in human courts.
How a rogue archaeologist in Peru found indisputable evidence of something previously unthinkable—ancient neurosurgery.
And what does it have to do with the unusual chemistry of carbon?
Have modern archeologists finally tracked down the legendary ‘Peking Man’ bones?