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...
There are a lot of tough conversations that stand between where America is now and "liberty and justice for all," says Van Jones.
These results may help us build robots that humans respond more positively to.
Stereotyping isn't about "bad people doing bad things." It's about our subconscious biases, and how they sneak into organizational structures.
In 1922, Albert Einstein explained how to live a happy life to a bellboy in Tokyo.
While we often criticize the humanities for not providing an education that leads directly to employment, one philosopher argues they have an even more important role to play in our societies.
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.
When was the last time you were well and truly bored? If you can't remember, you're not alone. Manoush Zomorodi on what our brains really need, and what they're getting.
Recent research in psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, which all affect our serotonin receptors, suggest these substances can help make us content.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
If we’re going to treat psychological suffering as effectively as we treat pneumonia and broken bones, we’d better think outside the box.
Today's fast-paced culture leaves no time for relational intelligence. Here's why it's worth slowing down to eventually speed up.