Illinois passed a bill that could abolish AT&T's obligation to provide the state's citizens with landline telephone services.
Weighted blankets have been proven to help you get a better night's sleep by mimicking swaddling and increasing serotonin levels.
With the American prison system coming under fire for being inhumane, could philosophy provide some much needed compassion to its prisoners?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Authors Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland on blurring the lines between science and magic.
19% of American soldiers returned from Vietnam addicted to heroin. 95% of them recovered without relapse. How?
Perhaps moving the entire planet into a different orbit could help us avoid the boiling of the oceans. It's unorthodox, but not entirely off-the-wall, says astrophysicist Ethan Siegel.
Psychopathy and sadism play a prominent role among those who choose to take it up.
Archeologisists unearth 5,000-year-old “giants” in Shandong Province.
Sex is way different at zero-G.
Chinese scientists accomplish the feat of teleporting a photon to a satellite hundreds of miles above Earth.
Researchers develop a working, battery-free cellphone.
Lise Feldman Barrett says emotional harm is worse for your health than physical harm. The legal system needs to catch up to the science.
A human chain of 80 people rescues a drowning family in Florida, illustrating the dangers of rip currents.
The new Carbon Majors Report 2017 puts all the greenhouse-gas puzzle pieces together in one eye-popping report.
75% of all people will live through a traumatic event. 35-37% will experience PTG.
A new study suggests that older couples may help their marriages by drinking together.
Just by looking at satellite images, AI can predict your income bracket, and tell us what wealth and poverty look like from space.
Here's why you should try to fit less—not more—into each day.
Many people were upset when NPR tweeted out the Declaration of Independence.
Breakfast is often cupcakes and cake with different names, like muffins and yogurt. That does not bode well for our waistlines.