Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it."
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
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 determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.
The sacrifices of early astronauts paved the way for Apollo’s successes, and so much more. In all of history, only 24 humans have ever escaped Earth’s gravity. The very first launch […]
Popular diets view health as a calorie-crunching equation while excluding a critical variable: mental wellness.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
People who visit Florence seem strangely susceptible to Stendhal syndrome, which is blamed on an overwhelming sense of awe.
NicoBoard is an app that helps parents make sense of a frightening time.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
The power of play: our forgotten lifehack.
Too many people still view stay-at-home dads as feckless deadbeats, but their acceptance is an important step toward gender equality.
In the future, you might voluntarily share your social media data with your psychiatrist to inform a more accurate diagnosis.
The quadratic formula isn't just something that teachers use to torture algebra students. The Babylonians once used it to calculate taxes.
Researchers believe they have found a single point mutation in an infection-sensing gene that causes the autoimmune disorder.
Music therapy might boost memory, but the benefits are small. Just in case, tell your grandparents to listen to their favorite 1960s tunes.
When was the last time you spent some quality time with yourself?
Forget little green men: These scientists say we should be more worried about little green germs.
In the early 1900s, some Americans feared that teddy bears would not instill maternal instincts in girls, thereby causing "race suicide."
A heated debate is occurring at the University of Miami.
More than 20% Americans live in a state with access to a medically assisted death.
Moments of social anxiety around truth tend to be accompanied by similar “fool the eye” pop culture phenomena.