The area of the brain that recognizes letters and words is ready for action right from the start.
Life is possible because of asymmetries, such as an imbalance between matter and antimatter and the "handedness" (chirality) of molecules.
Human organs don't always show up where doctors expect.
New research suggests that there is no "typical" form of Alzheimer's disease, as the condition can manifest in at least four different ways.
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
How much of this can be linked to genetics?
MRI scans show that hunger and loneliness cause cravings in the same area, which suggests socialization is a need.
Malignant discrimination remains a problem in society, but it’s one we’ve improved upon compared to its historic highs—or, rather, lows. Interracial marriage, to pick one example of progress, used to […]
How to deal with "epistemic exhaustion."
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.
An unprecedented number of new satellites threatens the night sky as we know it. Will we act in time to save it?
Once merely a theoretical curiosity, they might be the key to understanding so much more. Out of all of the known particles — both fundamental and composite — there are a whole slew of properties […]
The current focus on the Chinese and Jews is nothing new.
"I think when you come to grips with what happened, it gives you a chance of doing something different. What's really dark is when you're going through something and you have no perspective." By revisiting—through poetry—his 9 years in prison for a teenage carjacking, Reginald Dwayne Betts finds freedoms most of us have never known.
This September, Apple revealed its newest iPhone lineup. The largest option of the iPhone XS Max tops out at $1,499 — nearly two and a half times the price of […]
The country's paperless system serves as a model to other nations.
For all the women in the world who never got the apology they needed, and all the men who haven't found the words, and above all for herself, Eve Ensler (THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES) wrote THE APOLOGY. In this searing, unflinching, often surprisingly funny conversation we talk about trauma, compassion, and what it means to apologize for real.
The story of that one time a U.S. city was run by a Soviet, and what it was like to live in it.
"Didn't you see me Googling 'baby not moving?'" Gillian Brockell wrote a heartbreaking open letter to big tech companies imploring them to change the ways they target ads to users.
If everything in nature is made of quantum fields at its core, how do we wind up with particles at all? What is our Universe made out of? At a fundamental […]
TMS might also help those with anxiety, PTSD, and traumatic brain injury.
Silicon Valley might just be missing the most important aspect of being human: the ability to feel.