Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain
When reading critiques that inflate the uncertainty of science, ask these 7 questions.
Solitude, by itself, does not predict feelings of loneliness.
Colors can influence your emotions and behaviors, but "color psychology" yields no real insight into your personality.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
The ability to differentiate your emotions might make you less likely to suffer from depression, alcoholism, and anger issues.
There is no rule that will force Omicron or another COVID variant to become less deadly over time, but there is reason for hope.
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
If you truly want to understand modern astrophysics, knowing how to read this graph is essential.
In the pursuit of happiness, money probably trumps meaning.
More than 200 years ago, scientists tried to figure out how bats navigate in the dark (or without eyes). This set in motion a series of events that led to the development of ultrasound as a form of psychotherapy.
Behavioral interventions may be better for long-term health.
Turning off a gene called “Myc” has a surprising effect in male fruit flies: They start courting other males.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
Diogenes was no doubt odd, but Cynicism might just help our overcrowded lives.
A deep learning AI running on a supercomputer was able to link patterns of brain connectivity to political ideology.
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
Scientific journals, which are supposed to be the sacred scriptures of academia, are often full of shoddy research and misinformation.
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?
Only have sex with a person you love — a novel concept!
The replication crisis has debunked many of psychology’s fair-haired hypotheses, but for the marshmallow test, things have only become more interesting.
Searching for happiness in the midst of personal or societal crises are nothing new.