An analogy explains the greater fool theory: You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away; you just have to run faster than the other guy.
Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
There are many things in life that cannot be improved with greater effort. Sometimes, life requires that you step back.
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
What responsibility do social media companies like Twitter have to free speech? It depends on whether they are "landlords" or "publishers."
In scientific theories, the Multiverse appears as a bug rather than as a feature. We should squash it.
The psychology of alien contact largely revolves around the concept of "otherness." We need to learn to be comfortable around strange things.
Is there such a thing as a heroic personality type?
What's especially bizarre about the McGurk effect is that knowing you're being duped doesn't correct your perceptions.
Remaining silent is being complicit.
In "Off the Edge", journalist Kelly Weill dives down the strange rabbit hole of the flat-Earther community.
GPT-3, which features 175 billion parameters, just might fool you in a conversation.
A thief left her phone at the scene. The victim took over her social media, sparking a wild internet-sleuthing saga
What started as a viral case of public shaming has morphed into a dark story involving internet sleuths, a criminal network, and the suspicious death of a 62-year-old man in St. Louis.
The ethical debate over zoos is going to grow louder. There might be a solution that involves robots.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
Coherentism accepts that circular reasoning is probably the best any of us can do.
For the ancients, hospitality was an inviolable law enforced by gods and priests and anyone else with the power to make you pay dearly for mistreating a stranger.
It's hard to stop looking back and forth between these faces and the busts they came from.
Humans are particularly prone to shiver when a group does or thinks the same thing at the same time.