A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
What responsibility do social media companies like Twitter have to free speech? It depends on whether they are "landlords" or "publishers."
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
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Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
Airless tires are puncture-proof and more environmentally friendly. And Michelin is aiming to get them on your car by 2024.
The most momentous and significant events in our lives are the ones we do not see coming. Life is defined by the unforeseen.
One of the best-known allegorical depictions of love has a rather pessimistic male twin.
In a nod to its addictive qualities, it was first dubbed “Some More.”
At least 33 cities are sinking by more than 1 cm a year.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Once a book is published, who gets to interpret it? Us or the author?
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Think therapy is self-centered? Think again.
In hell, we assume a position of moral superiority, looking down over the sinners and the poor decisions that led them to this wretched place. In heaven, Dante is looking down upon us.
If more people decide to apply pressure through their choices, slowly but surely we would reach climate change herd immunity.
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.
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.
The independent news collective is teaching a new generation of journalists and citizens to spot the stories in plain sight.
Johns Hopkins University professor Susan Carnell explains the neuroscience behind eating out of boredom (and how to stop).