According to Tali Sharot, our innate optimism bias is necessary, but needs to be taken in doses.
Does a shot of espresso before walking into an exam make a difference?
Scientific American video explains the evolutionary value of human emotions.
Physicists propose that violations of a fundamental law of physics in early stages of the universe are responsible for the mysterious dark energy.
A careful analysis by two economists finds that phony journalism had little influence on voters and the outcome of the election.
A universal basic income (UBI) policy could change how we evaluate the meaning and quality of work in our society.
Repealing Obamacare without a fit replacement will leave tens of millions uninsured. Who is responsible for the fall out? A moral hypothetical raised by Kurt Vonnegut can help.
Many teens are showing up to school sleep-deprived from late night social media use, and it may be hurting their academic performance. Researchers find that "over a third of young people appear to be waking up...
Understanding the biology of aging can help us develop strategies to slow or even overcome it.
Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders announced last week that the company plans to test a prototype of a “flying car” by the end of the year.
Diabetes, certain forms of cancer, and other conditions may also be inhibited.
UNESCO recognized the Mande Charter in 2009.
A new study may explain why the Australian megafauna went extinct around 45,000 years ago.
The winning side in the election rules a vast, contiguous land mass, the losers are cooped up on a far-flung archipelago
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...