Like witchcraft, "racecraft" refers to a kind of magical thinking — one that treats race as if it were scientifically meaningful.
The placebo effect is not the "power of positive thinking." The fact that it is getting stronger is not a good development.
More than 20% Americans live in a state with access to a medically assisted death.
Using DNA from samples of extinct flowers, synthetic biologists managed to approximate long-lost floral scents.
“I need to think about the future. Will you help me?”
The brain appears to remember immune responses, and memories can trigger them to happen again. This might explain some psychosomatic illnesses.
The unique light signatures of nautical beacons translate into hypnotic cartography.
These animals to grow scalpel-sharp and precisely shaped tools that are resistant to breaking.
Stockholm Syndrome is the most famous of 10 psychological disorders named after world cities. Most relate to tourism or hostage-taking.
Ancient corridors below the French capital have served as its ossuary, playground, brewery, and perhaps soon, air conditioning.
In a 2018 article, Gallup writer Ryan Pendell shared some frightening figures for business leaders. Public poll data showed that only a quarter of employees believed their leaders had a […]
A team of scientists has warned that marketers seek to advertise in our dreams. Will our sleep be commercialized against our wishes?
As patients approached death, many had dreams and visions of deceased loved ones.
A brief passage from a recent UN report describes what could be the first-known case of an autonomous weapon, powered by artificial intelligence, killing in the battlefield.
Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
Paintings played an important role in these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, pigment is not nearly as durable as marble.
The most momentous and significant events in our lives are the ones we do not see coming. Life is defined by the unforeseen.
Quantum theory has weird implications. Trying to explain them just makes things weirder.
Unlike other world rulers, Genghis Khan was laid to rest not inside an elaborate mausoleum but an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia. Maybe.
One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
Life is absurd, that detail can be the start of a great many things.
A new Harvard study finds that the language you use affects patient outcome.