People can lose their authentic selves when they don't honestly confront life's potential, according to the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.
Known as orphaned planets, rogue planets, or planets without parent stars, these "outliers" might be the most common planet of all.
Of the world's 300 honey varieties, none is stranger and more dangerous than mad honey.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Spicy foods are enjoyed the world over, but scientists don't know why people partake in culinary masochism.
Examining the differences between anxiety and COVID-19 symptoms and discussing the possibility of IAD (illness anxiety disorder) during a global pandemic.
A larger vocabulary can be a confidence booster for children and make adults better communicators.
Clinical trials by Janssen Pharmaceuticals showed troubling results.
Sophists used rhetoric and debate to arrive at practical truths.
The physicist was both a gentleman and scholar.
Alternative treatments are often better for noncancer pain, the study found.
Who should sit atop the iron throne? Let your DNA decide. Here on Earth, we hold one important truth to be self-evident above all others: that all humans are created equal. […]
As the popularity of sparkling waters grows, many wonder if it represents a fresh turning point or a crisp new snake oil.
A new study of 12,000 overweight patients shows that lorcaserin does not cause heart problems. But does that mean we should be taking it?
Karen Michels video on the dangers of coconut oil has gone viral, leaving the nutritional blogosphere scratching its head.
Why are the prices of cryptocurrencies so volatile? Are initial coin offerings (ICOs) worth your investment? Bitcoin and other digital currencies created an entirely new market with its own rules.
When we call something ugly, we say something about ourselves – and what we fear or dread.
How does music influence behavior?
For every planet that orbits a star like our own, there are likely thousands of ‘orphan planets’ wandering the galaxy alone. Here in the Solar System, we can watch our star’s […]
PTSD develops after a person experiences, or is a witness to, a life-threatening or traumatic event — a natural disaster, for example — or is exposed to combat, or sexual […]