In Orwell’s dystopian novel, the government uses Newspeak to control thoughts by controlling language. But thoughts do not require language.
Do right and wrong depend on culture, or does morality transcend place and time?
Americans don't like to ride the bus. There are ways to fix that.
Outrage is a useful emotion that helped our ancient ancestors survive. Today, it leaves us feeling angry, tired, powerless, and miserable.
Moral dilemmas reveal the limitations of ethical principles. Oddly, the most principled belief system might not have any principles at all.
Some neurology experiments — such as growing miniature human brains and reanimating the brains of dead pigs — are getting weird. It's time to discuss ethics.
Some question the ethics of sanctions aimed at cancelling Russian art and culture and punishing ordinary citizens.
Beautiful people really know how to catch a break.
When we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for.
Our moral attitudes about sex and drugs share a genetic basis, suggests a recent study that examined the attitudes of more than 5,000 twins.
Daylight saving time was first implemented during the first world war to take advantage of longer daylight hours and save energy. While this made a difference when we heavily relied on coal […]
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Swiss Enlightenment philosopher who praised a simple life and inspired the worst of the French Revolution.
Could a pill make you more moral? Should you take it if it could?
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
It's common knowledge that syncing your circadian rhythm to a natural light-dark cycle could improve your health and well-being.
When we fail to help in a bad situation, we are morally responsible. So, why don't we pick up others' litter?
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
One man studied apes for 50 years. He says nature isn't as cruel as you think.
A study looks at how to use nuclear detonations to prevent asteroids from hitting Earth.
Do the health risks outweigh the benefits?