Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
Independent of cultural background, people seem to share a sense of what makes certain color combinations aesthetically pleasing.
Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
A floating platform the size of Rome collapsed off of Antarctica.
If you want to be an authentic person, embrace reality. Don't try to clamber your way up Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
One research group's AI-based drug discovery platform could be redesigned to discover VX nerve agent and 40,000 similar chemical weapons.
Do your kids a favor and give them the gift of philosophy this Christmas.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
Standard probiotics cannot compare to the diversity that your microbes have.
According to this research, eight percent of Americans always refuse vaccines. Why?
Colors can influence your emotions and behaviors, but "color psychology" yields no real insight into your personality.
If our goal is to effect the greatest possible progress, what would it look like to approach this holistically? What might need to dispositionaly in how we approach solving our most important problems—at an individual level, a community level, or at a civilizational or global one? We asked our experts to think big picture about how what new thinking would be required to create a larger pro-progress framework.
Attempts to normalize abnormal development could prevent individuals in need of help from seeking it.
Proponents of transhumanism make big promises, such as a future in which we upload our minds into a supercomputer. But there is a fatal flaw in this argument: reductionism.
Elon Musk's successful bid to take over Twitter has fragmented the internet along predictably partisan lines. But only time will tell whether this is a good or bad thing.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
The most momentous and significant events in our lives are the ones we do not see coming. Life is defined by the unforeseen.
Willpower alone likely isn't enough to replace a bad habit with a good one.
Just don't expect the apocalypse to look like it does in the movies.
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
Humans seemingly have opposing desires to fit in and to be unique. The interplay between these might drive the evolution of fads.
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
Russian movies continue to be used as a mouthpiece for the country's political leadership.