Stephen Johnson is a St. Louis-based writer whose work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Eleven Magazine, Cheapism, Vox Magazine, The Missourian and other publications.
How far back in time would you need to travel to find a common human ancestor of people living today? The answer is surprisingly recent.
A growing body of research suggests that students of color perform better in school when they have at least one teacher of the same race.
The Flat Earth theory has gained a surprising amount of traction in recent years, thanks largely to YouTube. What exactly do Flat Earthers believe?
Despite doubts from the healthcare industry, Watson recently identified a surprisingly high number of potential cancer treatments for real-life patients.
A new study found that pot smokers outperformed nonsmokers in one dimension of creativity, but that marijuana might not play the role in the creative process that some would expect.
As the effects of climate change threaten to render coastal regions around the world uninhabitable, one company is developing a stylish – and very expensive – solution.
Have you ever wondered why modern-day mammals have adaptations for nighttime activity? A new study suggests dinosaurs might be the reason.
Thousands of scientists from 184 countries have endorsed an open letter that outlines some of the Earth's most pressing environmental problems.
A new study explains why some people seem to be better than others at ridding their minds of intrusive thoughts.
The U.S. has been steadily losing its religion for decades — but that trend might ramp up significantly in the years to come.