A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.
Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.
Disgusting behavior is often crucial to survival.
The ethical debate over zoos is going to grow louder. There might be a solution that involves robots.
555-million-year-old oceanic creatures share genes with today's humans, finds a new study.
Some U.S. intelligence operatives have suggested foreign adversaries may be using "directed-energy" weapons against Americans.
Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
A new "evidence-based nature prescription program" will see patients spending time in the woods.
The Human Genome Project put together 92% of our DNA blueprint. Here's what it took to complete the rest.
When you mix science with speculation, you get speculation. But the underlying science is still real. Whenever you hear the phrase, “it’s just a theory,” it should trigger alarm bells in […]
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
By the end of this decade, Seabed 2030 wants to produce accurate maps for the remaining 80 percent of the ocean floor.
Known as primordial black holes, they could thoroughly change our Universe's history. But the evidence is strongly against them.
A new study upends a long-standing theory on how the brain plans motor actions in uncertain environments.
Zircons in a Martian meteorite widens the possible timeframe for life on Mars.
When facing a hard decision, consider choosing change over inaction.
We’ve argued over ideology for far too long. It’s time to pick a better route to prosperity. In every civilized society around the world, there’s a trade-off that must be […]
It's hard to stop looking back and forth between these faces and the busts they came from.
The ultimate lesson from Dr. Birx is one we should never, ever repeat. About a year ago, as the world experienced the deadly “first wave” associated with the coronavirus pandemic, many […]
In "Off the Edge", journalist Kelly Weill dives down the strange rabbit hole of the flat-Earther community.
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
Our ultimate fate depends on something we’ve barely begun to measure. One of the biggest mysteries in all of physics is dark energy. According to our best observations, the Universe cannot […]
New ideas inevitably face opposition. A new book called "The Human Element" argues that overcoming opposition requires understanding the concepts of "Fuel" and "Friction."
Undiagnosed brain disease or divine inspiration? The origins of the French composer’s most provocative composition remain up for debate.