Author David Shenk explains how we frequently misinterpret the meaning of IQ scores.
Scientists show that brainless organisms can somehow learn and share knowledge.
Daryl Davis has made a point of meeting Ku Klux Klan members and 200 members have quit the racist organization after getting to know him.
The KIND foundation discovers seven people doing inspiring things for others.
Louis Menand discusses the downright weird way we care about fictional characters we know perfectly well aren't really real.
Journalist Eric Schlosser reports that the president isn’t actually the only American who can launch a nuclear attack all by himself or with one other person.
Jonathan Coulton’s song “The Future Soon” is a sly commentary on our romantic dreams of a better future.
Extreme “river in the sky” climate events nearly wiped out the local population of a keystone species, the Olympia oyster.
A new study says running enhances connectivity in areas of the brain associated wth high-level thinking.
Overly powerful synthetic marijuana-imitating drugs causes dozens of smokers to hit the streets of Brooklyn in a daze.