George Bernard Shaw quipped that a rich man ‘does not really care whether his money does good or not, provided he finds his conscience eased and his social status improved by giving it away’. Was he right?
India is a vast land, rich in history, beauty, and great ideas. Here, we want to introduce you to ten great minds in Indian thought. These ten thinkers span thousands of years, include several religions, and more...
Since at least the dawn of our species, we've been making and remaking god(s) in our own image. The strange transformations of religion—and faith, the strange impulse that animates it.
Is consciousness everywhere? Is it a basic feature of the Universe, at the very heart of the tiniest subatomic particles? Such an idea – panpsychism as it is known – might sound like New Age mysticism, but some...
Social observers are particularly attuned to braggadocio. What do you think of a person who claims to be a better driver, performer or lover than average? Is this person better described as confident or cocky;...
Several investigations have looked into the Taos hum. One scientist believes he has the most likely culprit.
North Korea has a long history of making bellicose threats that defy global norms. So does that mean the country's leaders are irrational, and will act irrationally?
The US is arguably the most scientifically and technologically advanced society in the world, and yet at the same time the most religious of Western societies.
Previous studies suggest that intuitive thinking and spirituality are intertwined. Researchers put this to the test.
Coercion requires justification. How can we justify the invisible walls of our visa policies?
The gluten-free craze may be misguided since there's another culprit behind bloating, says new research.
Thousands of scientists from 184 countries have endorsed an open letter that outlines some of the Earth's most pressing environmental problems.
A recent psychology study examines the importance of intellectual humility in decision-making related to politics, health and work.
The highest paid athlete in history does not live in modern times. That person lived in Ancient Rome.
Time on your own means time to tell the difference between right and wrong.
Canadian authorities have decided that the f-word is acceptable language for French Canadian broadcasts.
"It’s a common enough scenario. A vegetarian has been invited to a friend’s place for dinner. The host forgets that the guest is a vegetarian, and places a pork chop in front of her. What is she to do? " ...
One day in 1995, a large, heavy middle-aged man robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight. He didn’t wear a mask or any sort of disguise. And he smiled at surveillance cameras before walking out of each bank....
Civil wars are a particularly brutal type of conflict. Warring sides are trapped inside a single border, the fighting can last decades, and peace may not last once the fighting stops.
The U.S. has been steadily losing its religion for decades — but that trend might ramp up significantly in the years to come.