The loss of the Y chromosome could drive the formation of entirely new species.
She helped create CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that is changing the way we treat genetic diseases and even how we produce food.
The big-picture physics is simple – let gravity do its job.
Will all robots think like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg?
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
In a nod to its addictive qualities, it was first dubbed “Some More.”
Studio Ghibli movies celebrate the natural world using a very Japanese mixture of Shinto, Buddhist, and Daoist themes.
By toppling medieval Europe’s mightiest political power, the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new age of freedom, religious and otherwise.
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
Drones have a lot to learn from the landing abilities of birds.
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
You can love a romantic partner, but also a pet, a book, God, or the sound of someone’s voice. We need many more words for love.
It's better to pursue moral actions instead of the ephemeral state of happiness, according to the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Democritus also did not believe in free will but was still known as the "laughing philosopher."
A growing body of research shows that religious people seem to enjoy more psychological well-being compared to others.
Most of us will never run a 4 minute mile. But on a bicycle, almost anyone can do it. As human beings, we often take for granted how our bodies work. […]
Our temporal experience of the world is not divided into a series of neat segments, yet that's how we talk about time.
Utopia is like a John Lennon song but with golden toilets.
Many first-hand accounts from the golden age of piracy were grossly embellished, meaning it's extremely difficult to separate Blackbeard the legend from Edward Thatch the person.
The Jewish prophets, Plato, Sun Tzu, and Buddha all lived in a "golden age" of philosophy that laid the foundation of modern thought.
People can lose their authentic selves when they don't honestly confront life's potential, according to the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.
From boosting empathy to improving therapy, virtual reality is poised to change our ideas of the self.