Some astrobiologists believe life is rare, while others believe it is common in the Universe. How can we find out which view is correct?
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
The decades-long conflict is best understood not through secondhand accounts of historians, but the primary accounts of people who actually experienced it.
It's time to put on your listening hat.
This medieval-themed meme highlights a shady yet all too common rhetorical move people make in arguments.
To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
Next year is the perfect time to have better conversations!
Sometimes, new combinations of preexisting things revolutionize life.
Some purveyors of "wellness" sure are sounding like right-wing conspiracy theorists.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Are hardened wood knives and nails coming to a store near you?
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
For decades people have arranged to freeze their bodies after death, dreaming of resurrection by advanced future medicine. Many met a fate far grislier than death.
Wordle activates both the language and logic parts of our brain and give us a nice boost of dopamine, whether we win or lose.
English is a dynamic language, and this summer's new additions to dictionary.com tell us a lot about how we're living.
Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
A toxicological study shows that the victims of human sacrifice consumed coca leaves and ayahuasca before they were killed, but not for reasons we originally thought.
In America, Cup Noodles has succeeded by hiding its Japanese roots.