Only 1% of corn grown is the U.S. is the type that people eat.
In the age of distraction, don't we all want to read faster and more efficiently?
You don't need to completely automate a job to fundamentally change it.
The paradox of tribalism is that humans need a sense of belonging to be healthy and happy, but too much tribalism is deadly. We are one tribe.
An immune molecule sometimes produced during infection can influence the social behavior of mice.
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
Whatever’s lurking out there, it isn’t all, or even mostly, normal matter. When it comes to the Universe, it’s only natural to wonder what, exactly, it is that makes everything up. […]
The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
These enormous centipedes are straight out of science fiction.
Science can teach us so much about our planet, but something more must compel us to take care of it. If you want to understand our planet, the best way to […]
Is fasting the key to burning fat? It's not that simple.
Wearable technology can help increase lifespan by changing what we know about our dietary needs and creating new ways to exercise.
Truth needs us to define the rules, grammar, and criteria for true statements. But can we do this within language itself?
If you want to be an authentic person, embrace reality. Don't try to clamber your way up Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
Does memory start to work only at a certain age?
This might help you make it to the end of Herman Melville’s 19th century classic.
He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football...
Photosynthesis is powerful but very inefficient. Humans can improve on this biochemical process to help the planet.
A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.
According to Tolkien, fantasy requires a deep imagination known as "sub-creation." And the genre reflects a fundamental truth of being human.
Want to live 100+ years? You may need unusually good DNA repair.
With the right management training program, organizations can empower leaders with the skills they need to succeed — giving everyone on the team a leg up.
Preventing scurvy is not just a problem in the Antarctic.
You can love a romantic partner, but also a pet, a book, God, or the sound of someone’s voice. We need many more words for love.