The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.
Researchers find that magic mushrooms can keep people from developing authoritarian views and more connected to nature.
If we don’t invest in learning about the Universe, we aren’t going to learn very much. Every ten years, the field of astronomy and astrophysics undergoes a Decadal Survey. This charts […]
Instead of beating adversaries in games, we might learn more about intelligence if we tried to teach artificial agents to play together as we do: as paladins and elf rangers.
French researchers recently roused a patient out of a vegetative state.
Imagined memory palaces are still used by memory champions and the few who practice the memory arts, but they are best known from Greco-Roman times.
Would your dog, cat, or other pet eat you if you died? The truth about if — and how soon — our animal friends start to see us in a different light.
Charges of treason are often used incorrectly in today's political climate. Treason has a very specific definition in the U.S. Constitution.
The belief that things will be better in the future is called optimism bias. Being overly optimistic can lead you to miss an important health check up or make bad financial decisions.
A "new" field of medicine called chronotherapy demonstrates that following nature's cycles, as our ancestors did, is integral to proper biological and cognitive function.
Say it should fall. It’ll cost over $1 trillion to rehabilitate the nation. Who’s going to pay for that?
The radical idea has a track record of success in some sense. But there are lot of concerns as well.
How did immigration policy and a lack of integration help cause the Brussels attack?
Hello Barbie, the new interactive doll from Mattel, has some security flaws. As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, manufacturers must make security a priority.
Why the momentum for a sassy Manhattan billionaire and the upsurge in popularity for a no-nonsense Brooklynite?
Pope Francis's moving plea to save life on Earth from a dystopian future calls on people to sacrifice some material comfort, live more modestly, and recognize that we share a common home and have a responsibility to the future. Given the nature of the human instinct to survive and prioritize ourselves over others and the immediate over the future ... good luck with that, your Holiness.
Who has the best chance of success for reaching Mars by 2030? Government-funded programs or private organizations?
The world is safer now than it ever has been, yet you wouldn't know it judging from the behavior of a fear-addicted society.
Sleep as we know it has changed over the past few centuries thanks to the invention of the light bulb. The 8-hour sleep cycle may conflict with your body's natural rhythms.
Facing several controversies involving scientific complexity, the European government created a Chief Science Adviser to provide independent objective expertise and input into policy making. when some groups didn't like what the science said about genetically modified food, they objected to the whole idea of independent science advice to government. The EU government has caved to public pressure and abandoned the Chief Science Adviser function. We should ALL be scared by a move away from evidence-based policy making, toward a solely values-based approach.
A non-diet approach to weight management is more likely to produce results than the alternative. Workplaces that promote employee health in hopes of lowering premiums should look into "Eat for Life," a strategy that promotes mindfulness and healthy habits.
There is a frightening, hateful turn of events taking place right now that anyone involved in the GMO issue, or the vaccine issue, or the climate change issue, or […]