Astronomers in 2017 caught an image of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy far, far away. Doing it in our own galaxy is a huge milestone.
Winner takes all, losers die, and participants have no choice but to play.
American universities used to be small centers of rote learning, but three big ideas turned them into intellectual powerhouses.
Too many people still view stay-at-home dads as feckless deadbeats, but their acceptance is an important step toward gender equality.
Deaths of despair are skyrocketing in the U.S., while at the same time, they are falling in other wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong?
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
The replication crisis has debunked many of psychology’s fair-haired hypotheses, but for the marshmallow test, things have only become more interesting.
Our economy is dominated by middlemen, including huge companies such as Walmart and Amazon. There are many benefits to going direct instead.
Short-termism is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it?
Dogs are seen as more likely to leap without looking – possibly a trait shared with their owners.
Is there such a thing as a heroic personality type?
How we handle grief largely depends on our worldview. Here is how three famous philosophers handled the certainty of grief and despair.
One form of domestic abuse involves a parent breaking their child’s connection with the other parent.
Some of the coastal areas were not repopulated for millennia afterward, showing that there was a long-lasting memory of this tragic event.
A growing body of research shows that religious people seem to enjoy more psychological well-being compared to others.
Our inaugural special issue is focused on progress — the search for, the study of, and the project towards a better world.
“It’s a big resource in the way the human genome is a big resource, in that you can go in and do discovery-based research."
Are the stellar remnants in our cosmic backyard actually our parents and grandparents?
No amount of success can overcome imposter syndrome without a mindset geared toward growth.
Did the Milky Way form by slowly accreting matter or by devouring its neighboring galaxies? At last, we're uncovering our own history.
Leadership training can have huge dividends, when it's done right. Here are seven best practices for building a leadership development program that works.
Air conditioning may keep a room cool, but using it is heating up the planet. It is time for something new — or old.
Head direction cells act like internal compasses to help the birds navigate during long flights.
The inside of every black hole leads to the birth of a new Universe. Could our Universe have arisen from one?
Smashing things together at unprecedented energies sounds dangerous. But it's nothing the Universe hasn't already seen, and survived.