A large study links pornography use to decreased sexual performance for men and increased sexual performance for women.
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A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
Our chart shows new additions since 1984 that have stuck around.
"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it."
Scientists have known blobs existed for a long time, but how they have behaved over Earth’s history has been an open question.
The decades-long conflict is best understood not through secondhand accounts of historians, but the primary accounts of people who actually experienced it.
Diogenes was no doubt odd, but Cynicism might just help our overcrowded lives.
Even 1500 years after the fall of Rome, its western border can still be seen on German street maps.
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Our remarkable olfactory senses are modeled in a new research chip.
Personal crises and national crises have more than a few things in common. From Brexit to the partisan divide in America to Germany after World War II, Jared Diamond talks with host Jason Gots about how we get through them (or don't).
The following is an excerpt from Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity by Arup K. Chakraborty and Andrey S. Shaw. Reprinted with Permission from The MIT PRESS. Copyright 2021. Koch’s Postulates, Anthrax, […]
Following two deadly crashes, the FAA has been engaged in a lengthy review process of the Boeing 737. With recent news that the review may continue into 2020, Boeing has opted to halt production of the plane.
Warspeak has relentlessly crept into most aspects of American life and public discourse.
Although everyone knows that coal-based energy is a thing of the past, declarations about nuclear power plants somehow do not want to enter into force.
A study of 323 uprisings against repressive regimes yields stunning insights.