Where do cultures come from? The answer is as old as life itself.
It’s not personal awareness but a different mechanism which lends an evolutionary advantage, allowing our species to thrive.
NYU scientists teach an artificial intelligence program to win at "Battleship" by asking questions.
These findings may help us better understand how humans perceive our environment and make decisions based on sensory information.
One researcher warns to stick with activities you enjoy.
A new study shows that oxytocin plays a similar role in dogs’ emotions as it does in humans.
Here are four great brains from great minds, and how they differ from yours.
The first in-body gene-editing experiment has just begun.
It's not only a lack of sleep that's hurting us. A lack of dreaming might point to health problems.
The FDA has approved the first pill with an embedded ingestible sensor that can track when, or if, a patient takes their medication.
George Bernard Shaw quipped that a rich man ‘does not really care whether his money does good or not, provided he finds his conscience eased and his social status improved by giving it away’. Was he right?
Duke University researchers found that stimulating brain regions dealing with abstract reasoning and cognitive flexibility alleviate anxiety and depression.
This research is helping scientists overcome a fundamental machine learning problem.
An MIT study finds that even toddlers can learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
Since at least the dawn of our species, we've been making and remaking god(s) in our own image. The strange transformations of religion—and faith, the strange impulse that animates it.
Outraged by something on the internet? Yawn. You may be simply falling for a very old trick... and becoming a run-of-the-mill bully in the process.
Which is worse? Alcohol or marijuana?
Is consciousness everywhere? Is it a basic feature of the Universe, at the very heart of the tiniest subatomic particles? Such an idea – panpsychism as it is known – might sound like New Age mysticism, but some...
For teens, finding help alone can prove all but impossible. But is mental health skewed towards the white, young, and affluent? The need for a simple method to help these teens is clear, and urgent.
Social observers are particularly attuned to braggadocio. What do you think of a person who claims to be a better driver, performer or lover than average? Is this person better described as confident or cocky;...