The Plasmodium Consortium seeks to get answers to America’s problems from slime molds.
The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life.
The United States has 5 per cent of the world’s population but 25 per cent of its prisoners. Right now, 2.2 million people are locked up across the country, and while crime has been decreasing since the 1990s,...
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet." — Jack London
A new study shows how increased coffee consumption interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which the body uses to process cannabinoids found in marijuana.
In her enlightening new book, Blue Dreams, Lauren Slater covers the history of psychotropic drugs.
A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.
NASA's Twins Study is critical to understanding what happens to the human body after a prolonged period in space.
A new startup has a method for preserving a brain’s memories when it’s frozen for future uploading.
A college degree is still a well-trodden path to relative financial success. Even so, a college degree is no longer a guarantee of a secure job, or of any job at all.
Punishment has been a human universal, because it has been in our evolutionary interests. But those evolutionary impulses are crude guides to how we should deal with offenders in contemporary society.
World class athletes, musicians, and chess masters use a similar technique.
Although we’ve had compelling evidence of this for decades, the pathogen hypothesis is finally being taken seriously.
As more intellectuals seek a common ground between the left-right divide, these ten books offer insights on how to navigate challenging topics.
Amid an ongoing battle over the retail and grocery delivery market, Walmart has filed a patent for robotic bees that would pollinate crops just like the real insects.
In honor of St. Patrick's day and Women's History Month, we present 10 Irish American women who changed the world in their own way.
A Wikipedia/YouTube "fact checker" relationship is in the works.
It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in various sectors, from politics and banking to engineering and computing. But what about when it comes to space exploration?
There are few more powerful positions than being a Supreme Court justice, yet the female justices are just like other women: talked over by their male colleagues.
You’d be surprised how many bad things happened on the exact same day.