Hilarious examples that prove how correlation does not equal causality.
A large new study finds a relationship between consumption of hot red peppers and mortality.
More than 630 companies are calling out President-elect Donald Trump in an open letter. It asks him to keep the promises the United States made during the Paris Agreement and move us closer to a low-carbon economy.
Louise Tarrant argues less work is not weakness, but a sign of prosperity and a necessity to the coming automation.
New research reveals that people find those who use profanity more honest and trustworthy.
Astrophysicist Michael J. I. Brown offers some guidelines for identifying fake or bad science.
Students at an English university have demanded that their curriculum be "decolonized". What does that mean?
Research being done with brain organoids ("mini brains" deriving from cells, such as teeth) from those with autism and Williams syndrome is providing insight into what makes humans social.
Russian government officials propose legislation to ban the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after 2015.
A new nonprofit organization aims to elect more scientists to the U.S government.
Anti-vaxxers may have a friend coming into the White House, and medical experts are worried.
A minister misspeaks - and accidentally creates an entire Latin American country
As if antibiotic resistant bacteria weren’t enough of a worry, a recently published paper outlines a newly developed resistance mechanism in mosquitos as well.
Spontaneous talk on unexpected topics. Comedian and author Isy Suttie on the terrors of adulthood and more. Surprise ideas from Paul Bloom, Maysoon Zayid, and Slavoj Žižek.
A new Yale-Harvard study categorizes gun violence as a social contagion and a public health epidemic. If nothing changes, over 33,000 people will die at the end of a gun this year in the United States.
The average worker sends and receives over 120 emails every day, and many employees are stressed from late night and weekend work emails. France recently created a "Right to Disconnect" from the neverending...
Scientists in the UK have even identified four cases of “chronic déjà vu.”
The benefits of actively playing chess are supported by numerous studies.
Astronomers have discovered a new kind of galaxy that raises many questions, and perhaps paves the way for answers about galaxy formation.
Philosopher Alva Noë says there’s a big problem with neuroscience: It assumes brains produce consciousness.
Does the move come out of an obligation to fairness, or some other reason?