As the Internet takes over from broadcast television, we find ourselves in a new psychological ecosystem—and people's ability or failure to adapt explains the last two years of American politics.
The finance sector often lives up to its bad reputation, but here's how a 2000-year-old piece of wisdom can help rehabilitate the way people and corporations think about money.
AI is capable of self-reproduction—should humans be worried?
Optimistic people tend to live longer than pessimistic people. That's true whether you're rich or poor, young or old, and no matter your race, says sociologist William Magee.
What does Robert Sapolsky—an "utter, complete, atheist"—think about the persistence of magical thinking in our modern world?
Once we discover alien life out there, humanity will never be the same.
Fake news used to be called propaganda, and being politically correct once meant being eloquent. Words change meaning, but there's still no replacement for good taste, says Garlin.
The psychopath gene can be expressed in one of two ways. Here's what stopped James Fallon's psychopathy from becoming destructive.
Everyone loves Europa, says Neil deGrasse Tyson. Why? It's a strong bet for finding life in our solar system, and it's even more amazing because it breaks all the rules.
Physics finds no trace of God so far—but does it matter?
Your mind is built to process contradictory, irrational ideas. Use that to reach new intellectual heights.
Our implicit biases are rooted in biology, but they can be easily manipulated. That's both really good and really bad.
Our consciousness distinguishes us from other animals. From an evolutionary perspective, consciousness gives humans a powerful advantage by allowing us to plan far into the future.
Ideology doesn’t bend to reason, says Professor Barbara Oakley. Here's why we can't really change what other people believe, and why that brand of "helping" others can backfire.
Ever heard a story that made you sick to your stomach? There is neurological wizardry at work that makes our sense of morality so visceral—and flawed.
What information can we trust? Truth isn't black and white, so here are three requirements every fact should meet.