The line between science and pseudoscience is imperceptible to most. Here’s how you can catch it in yourself. When it comes to science, the first principle is that you must […]
Rapper Meek Mill is stuck in jail, caught in the U.S. justice system’s perpetual probation trap that keeps a disproportionate number of black people in America incarcerated.
When you look at the history of it, a strange pattern emerges.
If everything in nature is made of quantum fields at its core, how do we wind up with particles at all? What is our Universe made out of? At a fundamental […]
A new study shows that teenagers are increasingly experimenting with marijuana before beer or cigarettes. Is that a good thing?
You’ll be surprised how many commonly known science “facts” are actually total misconceptions.
This study is radically changing how we view the process of evolution.
Inventor Nikola Tesla's work at Niagara Falls may be his most direct and lasting contribution to our lives.
The results are higher levels of anxiety, depression, and even thoughts of suicide.
Punishment has been a human universal, because it has been in our evolutionary interests. But those evolutionary impulses are crude guides to how we should deal with offenders in contemporary society.
"The starting point for understanding inequality in the context of human progress is to recognize that income inequality is not a fundamental component of well-being."
Gulp. Is that you, Santa?
In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched, leading to a revolution in astronomy. But for many purposes, Earth is still the best place to be. When you think about what’s […]
Mark Twain once said that God created war so that Americans would learn geography. Twain died before World War I, but his sardonic remark still has meaning.
NASA scientists discover what two places in the solar system might have favorable conditions for alien life.
What did Nikola Tesla or Bertrand Russell think of fewer working hours? Can a good life only come from work — and if so how much of it, and what kind?
Freeze it, boil it, or expose it to radiation. The water bear shrugs it off. Now we know why.
The philosopher believed we craved for something less pleasant.
Earners keepers? According to Larry Kudlow, there's a secret history behind the US's history of tax reduction and it involves John F. Kennedy.