Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
When faced with too many choices, many of us freeze — a phenomenon known as "analysis paralysis." Why? Isn't choice a good thing?
"The name's Bond. Jane Bond."
The EU is slowly realizing that it cannot count on the U.S. to meet its security needs. Has the time finally come for a European military?
The design was as intricate as that of modern-day, factory-fabricated denim jeans, and just as durable. The ancients had fashion.
Role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons offer a valuable insight: Life is about shifting labels.
Some intellectuals use charisma and deception to obscure the holes in their arguments. Here is how to see through their smokescreen.
The rock, found in the Sahara, likely comes from a long-lost baby protoplanet.
For such a near-universal concept, the definition of "heroism" is difficult to pin down.
Life is possible because of asymmetries, such as an imbalance between matter and antimatter and the "handedness" (chirality) of molecules.
The gaze of another person can make us conceive of our body as an object.
Done properly, peer review requires that journals fulfill their role as knowledge custodians, rather than being mere knowledge distributors.
Justice is not blind to beauty.
The risk of dying basically flattens after age 110.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
Guided by ultrasound waves, swarms of microrobots could soon be used to deliver medicine to targeted sites in the body.
Jean Paul Sartre summed up the existentialist idea of "bad faith" through a waiter who acted a bit too much like a waiter.
Despite the recent headlines, it’s an extraordinarily unlikely proposition. Have you ever wondered, if it were possible to travel through space straight ahead as quickly as you could imagine, if […]
Do right and wrong depend on culture, or does morality transcend place and time?
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
Flow occurs when a task’s challenge is balanced with one’s skill.