Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
On the list of animals at risk are several endangered species.
An unexpected finding shows us how little we know about the early human story in our region.
The videos raise serious legal and moral questions about police crowd-control tactics.
Despite the enormous flood of recent reports, there’s no good evidence for a lab leak. At the very end of 2019, a new disease began to emerge in humans: COVID-19. Originally […]
Ideas are plentiful; execution is another story.
Preliminary evidence that lonely people lose the reflex to mimic other people’s smiles, potentially sustaining their isolation
If loneliness is a "disease," is this one of the complications?
Extraterrestrial life should arise fairly easily. But intelligence is another matter entirely. Planet Earth has been around for the past 4.5 billion years or so: about the last third of […]
A new study, led by psychologist Jean Twenge, points to the screen as the problem.
The Glen McLaughlin Collection brings together more than 700 historical examples of 'California as an island'.
Videos for “Baby Shark,” a diabolical earworm, have been watched 3.3 billion times in a viral children-song craze that spans the globe. But why?
Lazy but want to stay in shape? You may soon be able to have it both ways, thanks to a new pill in testing from GlaxoSmithKline.
VR technology shows no signs of slowing down. We need to start asking the question of how we deal with those of us who become addicted to the wonders VR offers.
Coercion requires justification. How can we justify the invisible walls of our visa policies?
Psychology professor Jean M Twenge argues that teens are suffering elevated levels of depression and loneliness, and their phones are to blame.
The first (double) episode has come and gone, but here’s what I hope for the series. “We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not […]
It may be possible to treat eczema with a super-effective ointment made from your own microbes.
The secret lies in neuroplasticity.
Election day is near and photos of people casting their ballots have already started to flow onto social media. But, depending on what state you live in, that voting selfie might be illegal
Some patients who went through gender reassignment surgery reported feeling just as out of place. A few were even suicidal.
A second major California fault line has been found near the San Andreas Fault.