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New research predicts the existence of completely different kind of stars.
Grad students are six times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than the general population.
Research with other species lends weight to these findings.
El Castillo, a pyramid in Mexico, was built in such a way that the “snake of sunlight” would slither down its steps at the dawning of each equinox, as the sun rose into the sky.
An innocuous sounding company, Strategic Communications Laboratories, was banned by Facebook. But the data the company mined was used by Trump's campaign to whip the electorate into political animosity.
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.