Some philosophers have tried to base morality on human nature, but what does biology say about that?
Evolution has trained your mind to create in-groups and out-groups in a flash—but the lines are more flexible than you think.
The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple over the next three decades, to nearly 14 million in the United States alone.
Some helpful tips for the SAD.
‘Total work’, a term coined by the German philosopher Josef Pieper just after the Second World War in his book Leisure: The Basis of Culture (1948), is the process by which human beings are transformed into...
In 2016 Americans spent $16.4 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery. What does that say about the health of our psyche?
Many participants smoked and drank, and enjoyed the benefits of health and longevity anyway.
Existentialism is great and all, but how can you really relate to the ideas if you don't think God is dead? Luckily, we've got just the thing.
This could lead to new pain relievers that mute the sensation without increasing the risk of addiction.
Fatih Akin has first-hand experience of strong cultural cross-winds. Ethnically Turkish and raised in Germany, he has made many films dealing with sudden dislocation and how people respond to it.
‘IQ tests just measure how good you are at doing IQ tests.’ This is the argument that is almost always made when intelligence-testing is mentioned. It’s often promoted by people who are, otherwise, highly...
100,000 years of human history and young adulthood is still getting weirder. Noël Wells on art, power, and our super dark times.
That same pattern is seen in chimps and orangutans, primatologists say.
Americans are, often with justification, regarded as not being versed in philosophy. This is a shame, as the United States and the colonies that proceeded it have produced many great thinkers
You are going to die. So am I. These are facts. How we deal with the idea of death, especially if we don't believe in an afterlife, is another problem.
When a 'Rick and Morty' fan recently tweeted at Dan Harmon asking how to deal with depression, it didn’t take him long to reply.
Knowing how fat responds to when we eat could lead to better weight loss programs.
In 1944, the economist, physicist, mathematician and computer scientist John von Neumann published a book that became a sensation, at least among mathematicians – Theory of Games and Economic Behavior. Written...
These results may help us build robots that humans respond more positively to.
In 1922, Albert Einstein explained how to live a happy life to a bellboy in Tokyo.