Psychologists suggests tactics for confronting offensive speech.
Christopher Hitchens argued that religion makes humans "extremely self-centered."
A “magical probiotic mouthwash” may someday eradicate them, according to UC-San Diego researchers, whose research is leading them to a trigger in the microbiome.
Cross 'multi-tasking ninja' off your resume, it's out, say Stanford researchers and other cognitive experts. Here are 3 tips for transitioning back to single-tasking.
A small, icy planet with a weirdly elliptical orbit has been discovered beyond Pluto.
In 'All the Real Indians Died Off,' two scholars take longstanding myths about Native Americans to task.
Geneticists and cave paintings identify a lost species they puckishly name the "Higgs bison."
NASA's updated celestial observations have forced astrology enthusiasts to revise the 3,000 year-old zodiac calendar – but let it be known that NASA does not care.
Turns out no one is immune to being prejudiced. New research suggests that people of higher and lower cognitive ability are equally inclined, but direct their prejudice towards different social groups.
This offers hope in the face of a disease which currently has no treatment option to halt its progression.
Meteorologist Cliff Mass explains why and how U.S. weather forecasting is falling behind.
How do you win a Nobel Prize in Literature? First you must get nominated, then it gets hard.
Fraternal twins tend to live longer than singletons. But identical twins generally outlive fraternal ones.
Way before there was Cracked or Mad magazine, there was Puck, a weekly satirical publication that came out of St. Louis, Missouri in 1871. Here are some of the incredible full-color illustrations of that era's...
They may look odd, but it’s all part of Google’s plan to solve a huge issue in machine learning: recognizing objects in images.
Rowan Jacobsen recently wrote an obituary for one of Earth’s natural wonders: the Great Barrier Reef. “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old,” ...
Dreams might be a whole lot sexier than we thought – but not because of their narrative content. Neurologist Patrick McNamara's theory links the biological changes in our brains during sleep to human's inherent...
Albert Einstein's political contributions are frequently eclipsed by his scientific achievements. But the physicist was active in political thought, and his insights remain relevant today.
Much talk about “the rich” and inequality ignores two key points. 1) Not all inequality is equally bad. 2) The rich are mostly as replaceable as you.
A new experimental drug can theoretically take out any virus, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.