Descartes’ solitary, inward-facing mindset misconstrues the social nature of our thinking. Social Cartesianism better captures the soul of what matters in distinguishing humans from animals or machines.
A study analyzes the relationship between how fast people speak and how much information they actually relate.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. French philosopher and filmmaker "BHL" on evil, complacency, and the necessity of outsider thinking.
A new genetic study sees us getting gently stupider over time.
Rates of crime and recidivism in America are very high. One Cleveland-based French restaurant, however, leads the way in helping ex-cons to thrive and not reoffend after their sentences.
Over 2 billion people worldwide eat insects, such as crickets. Crickets are easy to harvest, high in protein, and nutrient rich. In an age of growing environmental awareness about the significant resources needed...
Study finds that bacteria can communicate electrically through out the body.
The feud between some of the Rockefellers and ExxonMobil has intensified.
In 1972, eight mice were placed in a utopia. Full of food, water, bedding, and space for 3000 mice. Within three years there were no survivors.
Proportional theory, telescopy, time pressure, and the reminiscence bump may each play a role.
A global risk report by the World Economic Forum lists populism and social division among the top five trends that will determine global markets in 2017 and beyond.
Dying is expensive, but it shouldn't be so.
Neuroscientist David Linden says the human need for love is actually the indirect result of our inefficient neurons.
Joe Camel didn't want you to know about the secret ingredient to his success.
The “Red Queen Hypothesis” has been strengthened considerably by this study.
A superbug that resisted all available bacteria kills a woman in Reno, Nevada.
Important new research on the right amount of screen time for teens. A Large-Scale Test of the Goldilocks Hypothesis: Quantifying the Relations Between Digital-Screen Use and the Mental Well-Being of Adolescents,...
A large new study finds a relationship between consumption of hot red peppers and mortality.
More than 630 companies are calling out President-elect Donald Trump in an open letter. It asks him to keep the promises the United States made during the Paris Agreement and move us closer to a low-carbon economy.
Louise Tarrant argues less work is not weakness, but a sign of prosperity and a necessity to the coming automation.