The Vatican puts the number of Catholics in the world at 1.2 billion. But is that number accurate? And who do they count among their ranks?
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.
Why might America's respect for its military be a mile wide but less than an inch thick? Less than one half of one percent of its population serves, making civilians more cavalier about deployment.
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? " ...
Two-thirds of the achievement gap for American children is due to the "summer learning loss". Here's how we fix that.
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.
Religion influences politics more now than it did 50 years ago. Are we going forward or backward?
The U.S. has been steadily losing its religion for decades — but that trend might ramp up significantly in the years to come.
Most marriages end in resentment. Why should longevity be the sole marker of a successful marriage?