As scary as it may seem, Bryan Cranston was deeply informed by personal experience in how he approached Walter White, the character he played on the hit television program "Breaking Bad."
Which country influences foreign elections the most? An extensive dataset of every election from 1946 to now has the answer.
Humans already know how to manipulate animal genomes through selective breeding, but there has been no appetite to try on humans what is the norm for dogs. That's a good thing, says Dawkins.
It's an incredibly exciting time to be alive, especially if you're an explorer. We may have been to almost every point on the globe, but there is so much left to understand.
Fear of failure is a real thing, and so are the ways of overcoming it. Comedian Ari Shaffir names ways of understanding fear, accepting it, and inviting it into your experience—all as a way to succeed.
As a teenager, Derek Black was the webmaster for Stormfront, the Internet's most prominent message board for white nationalists. But Black escaped that world thanks to an unlikely ally.
Richard Dawkins responds to the Alt-Right, Trump's policies, and discusses the evil potential of ideology.
The worst year of former tennis pro James Blake's life was tragic—professionally and personally. Here's how he got back on his feet after multiple setbacks.
Religious skepticism birthed the modern world, but its ideologies have largely failed to deliver. Could neuroscience cure the ails of human society?
What's the best way to learn something new? Embrace your inner imposter, and don't worry about speed—here's why.
Why do people have the same fights, over and over again? That's the repetition compulsion, a deeply ingrained psychological phenomenon—but not so deep that it can't be beaten.
Novelist and author Yiyun Li tells stories from her stay in a psychiatric hospital: "Sometimes it's the irrational that is real. Sometimes it's the unreal that leads to the most rational response."
Before you follow another "tip" or "trick," there's something Alan Alda wants you to know.
How to be media savvy? Sample ideas you disagree with, and be duly skeptical of celebrity journalists.
Being bullied by his stepfather taught world-renowned chef Eric Ripert a lot about keeping your composure.
Social media has created some perfect crowd-think tools. But are people really listen to the conversations?
Science and the arts both reward curiousness and uncertainty. They both attract great outside-the-box minds.
Is your Facebook wall more of a façade? Data shows that people are brutally honest with Google, but that Facebook is a pack of shameless lies.
Can you have hope in the face of death? For believers this is somewhat easier, but non-theists require a different set of philosophical tools.
Your future happiness and success will depend on the double-edged sword of embracing new technology to stay connected, and being smart enough to unplug at the right time.
A.I. will bring a series of social and financial changes, and it will force us to confront a problem we've been avoiding for much too long, says Joscha Bach.