Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
University of Tokyo scientists observe predicted quantum biochemical effects on cells.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
“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."
More than 30 essays on the subject "Why I became a Nazi" written by German women in 1934 have been lying fallow in the archives.
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?
A team of scientists created a new type of robot inspired by an octopus, and it could be a major breakthrough in the field.
A former employee says the company was trying to rebrand itself as "cool" and "trendy" in order to attract younger workers.
Or is doubt a self-fulfilling prophecy?
In principle, the laws of physics are the same forwards and backwards. But in practice, time only runs in one direction. Most of the laws of physics are the same […]
The most famous ‘supernova impostor’ of all could have died back in the 1840s. Here’s what we think kept it alive. In all of astronomy, no stellar event releases more energy […]
The thin ribbon is a rare and spectacular celestial phenomenon, but so much more than a mere aurora. It isn’t often that skywatchers discover a new naked-eye phenomenon in astronomy, but […]
Hubble captures the afterglow of an epochal blast.
Studying 'episodic memory' in animals may hold the key to understanding memory loss in humans.
White-nose syndrome is nearly as lethal to bats as the Black Plague was for humans.
Despite being free to users, Facebook seems to have a monopoly on our speech, our data, and our lives.
Maybe everything we do is bad. But it’s not all bad to the same extent. Writer Jonathan Safran Foer on factory farming and free-range parenting in 2018.
Black hole mergers are some of the most energetic events in the Universe. Could the gravitational waves they produce ever harm us? The Universe is not a static, stable place. Out […]
Hackers working for Russia have gained access to hundreds of U.S. electric utilities in 2017, according to new reports from federal officials.
The fierce debate over participation trophies ignores a crucial fact: Children aren't idiots.