Researchers find that different types of meditation alter the brain differently.
Renowned linguist and public intellectual MIT Professor Noam Chomsky offers his take on the Trump administration and its troubles with Russia.
A paper argues that the younger generation is no better at technology and multitasking than older people.
Creators of the mega-hit tv show "Game of Thrones" face growing controversy over their next show.
Many people were upset when NPR tweeted out the Declaration of Independence.
An interactive periodic table with pictures makes it easy to see how each element is used.
New studies look at possible age limits to the human lifespan.
There are three types of intelligence that are necessary for success in life, says the noted psychologist Robert Sternberg.
Studying philosophy has had a major impact on the power players of Silicon Valley.
Studies reveal the impact of strategic thinking on studying and other areas of life.
Philosophers David Chalmers and Daniel Dennett argue over “philosophical zombies,” created to question the nature of human consciousness.
The thoughts on ruthless leadership by Italian politician and writer Niccolò Machiavelli resonate today.
Researchers study the "paradox of happiness" to find out how get into "flow activities" that would make us happiest.
A study analyzes the relationship between how fast people speak and how much information they actually relate.
New research reveals that people find those who use profanity more honest and trustworthy.
The benefits of actively playing chess are supported by numerous studies.
A Harvard University study of women finds a link between optimism and risks of dying from a number of diseases.
Researchers find the most common superstitions in the United States, breaking them down by gender, age and part of the country.
Harvard University offers a free course on Buddhist scriptures.
Looking for new ways to teach the intellectual capital of humanity to its students, Glasgow University is offering a philosophy course based on the character of Homer Simpson.