Ideas often taken for granted in the United States and Europe about what it means to be a person are, quite simply, not shared with other cultures.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
Researchers propose a new method that could definitively prove the existence of dark matter.
Johns Hopkins University professor Susan Carnell explains the neuroscience behind eating out of boredom (and how to stop).
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.
Tusks suddenly became a liability, even though in natural circumstances, tusks are very useful.
The researchers say their findings support the idea that low biodiversity in modern living environments could lead to "uneducated" immune systems.
What value does wit hold in genres defined by brute strength?
Could Russia's plan actually destroy demand for natural gas?
The politicalization of mask-wearing doesn't help stop the spread of infections.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
What's especially bizarre about the McGurk effect is that knowing you're being duped doesn't correct your perceptions.
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
The 'Charleston Loophole' has likely allowed thousands of guns to end up in the hands of people who would have failed a federal background check.
All this from a wad of gum?
As important as his Nobel Prize-winning technical accomplishments was his ability to communicate to the public.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
An analogy explains the greater fool theory: You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away; you just have to run faster than the other guy.
SIDS deaths have decreased worldwide, but research has yet to solve this medical mystery.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.