In the US Army, taking a knee has a special connotation.
John Cleese was in super sarcastic form during his recent Reddit AMA.
Is "science broken" or self-correcting? And who is going to do the grown-up thing and fix the game (instead of scoring points within it)?
A new study discovers how political party affiliation affects people's beliefs in conspiracy theories.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Writer Kurt Andersen on passionate kookiness as the American Way.
In an analysis of more than 140 million of its U.S. members, LinkedIn identified a key difference between how men and women present themselves in their profiles.
Sen. John McCain announced he'll be voting against GOP legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The same technique is used by crime scene investigators in the FBI.
Researchers are looking for, and finding, effective methods for dealing with pain that don't require drugs.
A new study from the Mayo Clinic says that letting dogs in the bedroom may not disrupt sleep quality.
Social citizenship is both a feeling of belonging and a definable set of commitments and obligations associated with living in a place; it is not second-class national citizenship.
Are noble 18th-century norms fit for 21st-century life? Especially when, as Yuval Harari says, liberalism’s “factual statements just don’t stand up to rigorous scientific scrutiny.”
A new study of intestinal microbiota and circadian rhythms reveal insights into global obesity rates.
A new study finds cause for concern over what tattoo ink is doing to the body.
Lots of colorful characters went looking for the Yeti. And there have been several hoaxes.
A recent DNA analysis shows that a skeleton found in a famous Viking grace belonged to a female warrior.
Researchers at Human Longevity have developed technology that can generate images of individuals face using only their genetic information. But not all are convinced.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Claire Messud on childhood, growing up, and how we contain the things that scare us.
Infographics show our attitudes about privacy and keeping our data secure online.
A story can literally transport you into a character’s body. But how long does it last?