Do our thoughts have any meaning whatsoever?
It started with a 22-year-old woman, named in papers only as Mrs McK.
Long before tobacco arrived from the Americas, ancient civilizations in the Old World were getting high off hemp smoke and opium.
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
"I was part of the surgical team that conducted the first pig-to-human heart transplant in a living patient."
"Don't tread on me" is a slogan of the deep sea, too.
Engineered immune cells have prevented Type 1 diabetes in mice.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
Utopia is like a John Lennon song but with golden toilets.
Is hope more realistic than despair? Aquinas thinks so.
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
Researchers at UT Southwestern noted a 47 percent increase in blood flow to regions associated with memory.
The early colonists thought they were being pulled by God into a void left by plague.
Meet T. imperator and T. regina.
You've heard of Stephen Hawking. Ever heard of Renata Kallosh? Didn't think so.
Yukio Mishima treated his life as if it were a story — one with a surprising and deadly final act.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
For a long time, important events could only be visualized retroactively through paintings. Photography allowed us to capture history as — or sometimes even before — it happened.
Stockholm Syndrome is the most famous of 10 psychological disorders named after world cities. Most relate to tourism or hostage-taking.
Most of us will never run a 4 minute mile. But on a bicycle, almost anyone can do it. As human beings, we often take for granted how our bodies work. […]
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