Does memory start to work only at a certain age?
Wordle activates both the language and logic parts of our brain and give us a nice boost of dopamine, whether we win or lose.
The planet is making a lot less noise during lockdown.
Evolution proves to be just about as ingenious as Nikola Tesla
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
Any dataset that can be quantified over time can be turned into a contest that is both exciting and (a little bit) enlightening.
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
Jordan Hall speculates on the fate of the species.
The recently discovered Oort cloud comet, Bernardinelli–Bernstein, has the largest known nucleus: 119 km. Here's what it could do to Earth.
Whether you write it 6/28 or 28/6, it’s perfection either way. Perfection might be a wonderful thing to strive for in life, but achieving it is very rare. In the realm […]
You've heard of Stephen Hawking. Ever heard of Renata Kallosh? Didn't think so.
“I watched closely for the sun or stars to appear, to correct my chronometer, on the accuracy of which our lives and the success of the journey would depend.”
There are good historical reasons why Germans are suspicious of surveillance.
Underperforming, the U.S. comes in only 157th out of 196 in global triangularity ranking.
Even diehard fans are experiencing superhero exhaustion. But it's not impossible to do something original.
But most city dwellers weren't seeing the science — they were seeing something out of Blade Runner.
Today, we could use Big Data to radically reform democracy. Tomorrow, we could build nanofabricators and usher in an era of abundance. Is society ready?
For the ancients, hospitality was an inviolable law enforced by gods and priests and anyone else with the power to make you pay dearly for mistreating a stranger.
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
Scientists confirm that slow blinks are an effective way to connect with a cat.
Christians and Muslims that pick out unconscious patterns are more likely to believe in a god.
Identifying primordial ripples would be key to understanding the conditions of the early universe.
She helped create CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that is changing the way we treat genetic diseases and even how we produce food.
Can we ever make energy efficient AI?
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.
Sludge may be inevitable, but there are better ways to manage such frictions in our daily lives.
Quantum physics isn't quite magic, but it requires an entirely novel set of rules to make sense of the quantum universe.
In all of science, no figures have changed the world more than Einstein and Newton. Will anyone ever be as revolutionary again?