When facing a hard decision, consider choosing change over inaction.
Social distancing won't be easy, but science shows us how to make it more manageable.
A new study suggests that a device's night mode may damage sleep hygiene even more.
Steve Wozniak doesn't know if his phone is listening, but he's minimizing risks.
In his book, Earth Emotions, Glenn Albrecht coins "psychoterratic."
A new study out of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville traces a disturbing correlation.
It would be the ultimate method for solving our pollution or hazardous/radioactive waste problems, but we’ll never do it. Here’s why. Imagine our planet as it was for the first 4.55 […]
The formation of cosmic structure, on both large scales and small scales, is highly dependent on how dark matter and normal matter interact. Despite the indirect evidence for dark matter, […]
Environmental concerns have caused some to opt-out of reproduction, both to help the planet and to protect their would-be children.
Think we’ll just responsibly choose more fuel efficient vehicles, and the market will take care of the rest? Good luck with that. Since the first oil crisis of the 1970s, there […]
Inhaling through the nose activates the regions of the brain associated with memory and emotion.
In between time checks on the Doomsday Clock, Stephen Hawking is here to remind us we are living in dangerous times.
Much news on the Internet is very similar to the dangerous "yellow journalism" of history.
Australian researchers have found that fiber can help lessen the reaction to food allergies, and even cure a person of them.
Most amusement parks like Disney and Six Flags pride themselves on being family friendly attractions. These parks do not.
Recent data suggests there are some health benefits from adding a little spice to your foods.
Last week, voters in Los Angeles County passed a referendum requiring male actors in adult films to wear condoms in scenes depicting vaginal or anal intercourse. Measure B was an […]
On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2010 district court ruling that California’s Proposition 8 forbidding same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. It was the first time a federal […]
In its first-ever edition of The 27 Brave Thinkers Who are Shaping the Future, The Atlantic magazine takes a closer look at the creative — and often courageous — thinkers […]
Gabrielle Giffords reminds me of Phineas Gage, a nineteenth century railroad worker who survived being pierced cleanly through the brain by a thirteen pound iron bar. In both cases, the victim's core brain functions remained relatively unscathed.