Predatory journals are so busy scamming scholars that seven big ones appointed a dog posing as a PhD to review submissions.
Physicists propose a new kind of space structure that can allow information to escape from black holes.
Student loan debt doesn’t make you undateable. How you handle it might.
It's not only a lack of sleep that's hurting us. A lack of dreaming might point to health problems.
Geologists find that when the earth’s spin slows as it has recently, major earthquake activity follows.
Why do scientists look down on philosophers? And are they right to do so?
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help stop the flow of plastics into our oceans.
The FDA has approved the first pill with an embedded ingestible sensor that can track when, or if, a patient takes their medication.
George Bernard Shaw quipped that a rich man ‘does not really care whether his money does good or not, provided he finds his conscience eased and his social status improved by giving it away’. Was he right?
Duke University researchers found that stimulating brain regions dealing with abstract reasoning and cognitive flexibility alleviate anxiety and depression.
India is a vast land, rich in history, beauty, and great ideas. Here, we want to introduce you to ten great minds in Indian thought. These ten thinkers span thousands of years, include several religions, and more...
Caltech engineers create a stable ring of plasma in the air, a feat thought impossible.
Despite accusations of racial stereotyping, most Dutch cities and towns keep the traditional blackface version of 'Zwarte Piet'.
Wow. Such comments. Much deep pondering. Witty banter and great points abounded this week. Did you make the cut?
This research is helping scientists overcome a fundamental machine learning problem.
A new study links multiple sex partners and smoking to head and neck, or oropharyngeal, cancer.
An MIT study finds that even toddlers can learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
An AI watchdog supported by Elon Musk releases a horrifying new film warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons in the near future.
A new Credit Suisse report shows 27% growth since 2008 in the world’s wealth, with a disproportionately large share going to the already wealthy.
Since at least the dawn of our species, we've been making and remaking god(s) in our own image. The strange transformations of religion—and faith, the strange impulse that animates it.