A team of geologists has been exploring the caves beneath the table mountains of Venezuela, where new lifeforms may have been quietly developing for millions of years. Journalist Lars Abromeit describes the expedition into the unknown.

“Words over time have a way of just oozing around,” says linguist John McWhorter. He traces the evolution of five words that have spent millennia drifting from one meaning into another.

Science writer Sonia Shah explains why it’s really not your fault you’re attracted to that terrible person.

A memorable conversation with Oliver Sacks reveals what might have been his greatest attribute: undying curiosity.

‘The Sports Gene’ author David Epstein picks 5 books and articles about the science of athletic performance.

In 2009, futurist and venture capitalist Juan Enriquez had big ideas about how the human species is about to evolve. As a complement to his TED Talk, “The next species of human,” he compiled this useful list of important research we should all be tracking.