Surprising as it may seem, we are all very good at denial. Negation, however, is a different phenomena.
When faced with too many choices, many of us freeze — a phenomenon known as "analysis paralysis." Why? Isn't choice a good thing?
A small study suggests that IMST is as effective as medications or 30 minutes of aerobic exercise.
Some question the ethics of sanctions aimed at cancelling Russian art and culture and punishing ordinary citizens.
The same parts of the brain that help us navigate complex social interactions can also drive us to make wildly bad investments.
"The name's Bond. Jane Bond."
A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
For the past 150+ years, the big ones have all missed us. But at some point, our good luck will run out.
Ideas often taken for granted in the United States and Europe about what it means to be a person are, quite simply, not shared with other cultures.
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
Both journalists have put themselves in danger to shed light on corruption and abuses of power in their home countries.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
The retraction crisis has morphed into a citation crisis.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
Misinformation is rampant—but it is the Internet.
One of the best-known allegorical depictions of love has a rather pessimistic male twin.
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
Forget little green men: These scientists say we should be more worried about little green germs.
Scientists used 3D scans to analyze the corpse of Amenhotep I. They discovered that his brain was never removed and that he was circumcised, among other curiosities.
Hormonal birth control for women may elevate the risk of depression and suicide, but so does pregnancy itself.
This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
How does philosophy try to balance having free will with living in a deterministic universe?