The belief that things will be better in the future is called optimism bias. Being overly optimistic can lead you to miss an important health check up or make bad financial decisions.
On Earth Day, April 22, millions of people hit the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities worldwide to March for Science. People thought of puns and put them on signs.
New research reveals we frequently worry about aging. Ironically, as we become older and the effects of aging set in, we tend to become more optimistic about life.
One billion people have little or no access to electricity; even more have limited access, or have service which is unreliable. Hertz Foundation Fellow Dr. Max Mankin has a plan to solve this.
A growing body of scientific investigation now supports the conclusion that being hopeful has a distinctly positive effect on academic performance.
Neuroengineering, defined as the application of engineering principles to neurological problems, then becomes how we engineer our relationship with existence itself.
How can we solve a problem like Malaria? One doctor has an idea: send in the mathematicians.
What if we told you that, right now, your phone was making a map of your interior surroundings — whether you're at work or at home — and sending that data to places unknown?
Mathematics is the academic class that is most socially acceptable to regard as your weak point. This is a shame.