Creativity is more than finding new solutions to abstract problems presented in laboratory settings, and a new study out of Northwestern University is one of the first to measure what qualities correlate with creative achievement in the real world.
In a study of 130,000 American adults, including 19,299 psychedelics users, researchers failed to find evidence that taking psychotropic substances results in serious mental health problems.
A disease still in the initial stages of investigation causes some individuals to literally get drunk from eating normal amounts of carbohydrates.
Criticisms from animal rights activists and concerns for the elephants' welfare have prompted the "Greatest Show on Earth" to retire its pachyderm performers in three years' time.
"If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people; he's really needed."
Some automakers worry about the ability of companies like Apple and Google to quickly leverage their substantial cash reserves to innovate the auto industry ahead of them.