Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
The drive would provide enough thrust for a spacecraft to travel near the speed of light using only electricity, says physicist Jim Woodward.
Even before publication, health agencies were asking the journal not to publish the research.
The platform experiments with letting users decide what content needs flagging.
Black cat crossed your path?
Objective reality exists, but what can you know about it that isn't subjective. According to some neuroscientists, not much.
Cable news has a bigger effect, study finds.
A new study from Ohio State University details implicit bias.
Two mounds of rice and a tiny flag in a sea of curry is enough to re-heat an old territorial conflict.
Sharing QAnon disinformation is harming the children devotees purport to help.
A recent survey also found that political messaging from the pulpit increased the likelihood of believing presidents to be ordained by God.
Partisan division has reached its peak, shows an alarming new study that identifies three crucial components.
You can’t control external threats, but you can manage how you prepare and respond to the risk.
Memes communicate complex ideas quickly and efficiently, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.
The negative associations of introversion help to explain why loneliness now carries such social stigma.
For the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives voted to impeach a sitting U.S. president.
Going from a solitary teenage protester in front of the Swedish parliament to a global icon in little more than a year certainly merits a distinction.
Google's "Year in Search 2020" results reveal a year when "why" was searched more than ever.
The Internet Research Agency has learned that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
It’s an incredibly useful approximation. But the truth takes us far deeper. Anyone who’s ever taken a physics course has learned the same myth for centuries now: that any object thrown, […]