Sometimes breaking a rule is the ethical thing to do.
Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow offers three strategies for relaxing your cognitive filters to give your brilliant ideas time to shine in the spotlight of the conscious mind.
Your brain is bursting with ideas, and most of them are … weird. You only have to recall the wonderfully bonkers notions of your childhood. Like the time you wanted […]
Fear-mongering is now a billion-dollar industry.
Elastic thinking can reveal the assumptions that hamstring our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems.
Looking at ourselves in a mirror — or on a video call — shapes our sense of self. But what you see is not what others see.
Seawater is raising salt levels in coastal woodlands along the entire Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Maine to Florida.
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
There has been a dramatic increase in abuse and misuse.
The use of AI within mental health services could be a game-changer.
The CDC estimates that more than 210,000 people in the U.S. have been hospitalized by the flu this season.
The very concept of a "problem with no solution" goes against human nature. But we must accept this harsh reality to have peace in our lives.
One man studied apes for 50 years. He says nature isn't as cruel as you think.
Jordan Hall speculates on the fate of the species.
Recent geopolitical turning points, like Brexit and the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were chapters in a story that extends decades back in world history.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
ExtendNY stretches the Big Apple's gridiron all across the globe – with some bizarre effects
Germany finds itself once again allowing a murderous dictator to run rampant in Europe, though this time it is due to incompetence and technophobia rather than malice.
In theory, the fabric of space could have been curved in any way imaginable. So why is the Universe flat when we measure it?
And a combination of all three might take us farther than ever. If you want to see the farthest objects in the Universe, you have to know not only where to […]
The dream of an ‘Earth-like’ planet showcases our astrobiological ignorance. Over the past decade, our understanding of what planets exist around stars other than our own has exploded. The number […]