We could even benefit from more whataboutisms — if they're used properly.
Why, exactly, don't you trust that person's opinion?
Even the dictionary doesn't get the definition right.
A new technique for analyzing networks can tell who wields soft power.
Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
The base rate fallacy may help to explain low reproducibility in various fields of science.
Pseudoscience is science’s shadow.
Is the news too good to be true?
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
In a new book, an MIT scholar examines how game-theory logic underpins many of our seemingly odd and irrational decisions.
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
More than a decade ago, Armenia made chess a required subject in school because it teaches kids how to think and cope with failure. The U.S. should follow suit.
Wordle activates both the language and logic parts of our brain and give us a nice boost of dopamine, whether we win or lose.
What was once an art form has been drained of color and personality by ruthless algorithms. Can we make chess human again?
Most things in the world can be seen in surprisingly different ways.
Setting resolutions for the new year means you think the future is up to you — but is it?
Truth needs us to define the rules, grammar, and criteria for true statements. But can we do this within language itself?
Dedicated circuits evaluate uncertainty in the brain, preventing it from using unreliable information to make decisions.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
Why should we rely on scientific conclusions even though they cannot be proven? A new essay offers compelling reasons.
A recent study showed that monkeys can make logical choices when given an A or B scenario.
Logic puzzles can teach reasoning in a fun way that doesn't feel like work.
Do you ever act irrationally? You probably have. Let's take a look at how to fix that.
Author, speaker, and public intellectual Richard Dawkins is a first-class debater on subjects as grand and reaching as the very existence (or lack thereof) of a master creator. But he's got a simple yet highly effective technique to win people over to see his point of view. Find out what it is right here.
Is creativity a wild and free state of mind, or is it actually a pattern that others just can't recognize?
You really do have to know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em, and most of the time trusting your gut is a copout, says poker champion Liv Boeree.
The state of nature isn't a "war of all against all." Even no-brainer bacteria "know" that sometimes the game is "Survival of the Friendliest"
It's time to get real about key ideas that run our lives, which have been taking laughable liberties with human nature – and with the logic of livable liberty.
Number of terrorist acts perpetrated in the U.S. by nationals of any of the seven countries? Zero.