A critical sideswipe into the world of scientific controversy with a focus on the murky waters of the science of the mind.
Police chiefs are banding together to end the war on drugs.
Watch entertaining reconstructions of classic experiments demonstrating our predisposition toward dishonesty.
How China's new social credit system could lead to an Orwellian future.
We naturally respond disproportionately to events that frighten us, but to do so is playing into the hands of the terrorists.
Hotelling's law, a principle from game theory explains the tendency for industries to set up shop right next door to their closest competitor.
If I were to say that “crocodiles sleep with their eyes closed,” and then a week later ask you if “crocodiles sleep with their eyes open,” what would you say? The answer might surprise you.
If you are caught with "soft" drugs in the UK, you are now more likely to be prosecuted than if you are caught with "hard" drugs.
Where is the next catastrophe likely to take place and what might the fallout be?
A look at the techniques the show’s producers use to whip the contestants into a superstitious frenzy, and the host’s own bizarre beliefs.
100,000 people now die every year due to fake drugs. It is time for the resources wasted on a failed "war on drugs" to be put to good use.
A senior engineer at Google shines a light on the dystopian possibilities of the online world that we all inhabit.
The latest in a string of lurid allegations about initiation ceremonies in elite British universities has shocked the British public. What causes otherwise intelligent individuals to engage in unspeakable acts?
97% of scientists agree that humans are causing global warming, yet belief in climate change continues to depend on political beliefs above all else.
Jeremy Corbyn, the man who will take the Labour Party to the next British election, believes in homeopathy. Here's why that matters.
Why Banksy's dystopian vision of the future might be the kind of shock we need to realize the problems humanity faces.
Research has shown that drugs dogs routinely act based on the behavioral cues of their handlers, rather than acting on their sense of smell, raising important questions about the Fourth Amendment rights of anyone...
Why is it that in the face of a total lack of evidence for their effectiveness, so many people feel so much affection for quacks?
Over 3,000 studies have now been conducted into acupuncture; it's time to accept that the ancient Chinese practice is a complete waste of time.
We are far more influenced by appearances in our electoral decision-making than we like to admit
In the United States, the FDA has the power to fine drug companies $10,000 a day for failing to publish clinical trials, yet most clinical trials still never see the light of day.