Russian movies continue to be used as a mouthpiece for the country's political leadership.
Each of us carries our own version of the Multiverse in our heads.
According to Tolkien, fantasy requires a deep imagination known as "sub-creation." And the genre reflects a fundamental truth of being human.
When faced with too many choices, many of us freeze — a phenomenon known as "analysis paralysis." Why? Isn't choice a good thing?
Can a non-native species be a friend instead of a foe?
Stoicism says that we should change what we can, endure what we must. The company we keep is something we can, and often should, change.
New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
What makes a face trustworthy, anyway?
Be famous within five miles.
It's not about leaves in tall trees.
When justice isn’t tempered by something such as mercy, forgiveness, or nonviolence, efforts to make society more equitable often backfire.
There's an extra source of massive "stuff" in our Universe beyond what gravitation and normal matter can explain. Could light be the answer?
Thinking as a group and going along with the loudest voices can feel easy and even natural. But to make real positive change in our world, it’s important to hear all voices and question the perceived majority.
The emergence of life in the universe is as certain as the emergence of matter, gravity, and the stars. Life is the universe developing a memory, and our chemical detection system could find it.
Socrates lived during a time when people did not strive to separate fact from fiction. So how much of what we know about Socrates is true?
In New Zealand, ambitious Kiwis want to launch a lawn mowing business; in South Africa, it's cooking gas refills. Start-up dreams vary widely.
Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
Do our thoughts have any meaning whatsoever?
Where the prime meridian meets the equator, a non-existent island captures our imagination — and our non-geocoded data.
Many people believe that in the face of profound evil, they would have the courage to speak up. It might be harder than we think.
Revolutionary techniques for understanding brain functions in animals could soon help us understand how emotions guide our lives.
The same parts of the brain that help us navigate complex social interactions can also drive us to make wildly bad investments.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.