There's no debating evolution, but there remains a debate among biologists over how it works. Is evolution deterministic in that its outcomes could not have been otherwise, or is it more random?
Is providing healthcare for all too expensive, or is it a failure of our moral imagination to say so? What first appears as an economic reality can too quickly become an excuse for inaction.
Does religion help us survive? No more than moths thrive in flame, says Richard Dawkins.
80% of adults are overly optimistic about life—where does that cognitive bias come from?
Is science destined to crack the code of consciousness—and how would we even go about it?
To understand ourselves, our creativity and emotions, we must grapple with our pre-human existence.
Who will live on the this brand-new floating nation in the South Pacific—and how?
Is there life on other planets? Harvard biologist Jonathan B. Losos has an interesting theory that since there are so many Earth-type planets in our galaxy alone that there's a good chance that there's some...
Why do first-world ailments get cured faster than global health crises? Because Big Pharma doesn’t serve sick people, it serves rich people—let's change that.
When it comes to climate change, gun control, and vaccinations, facts don’t change people’s minds—but there is one technique that might.
Infants can learn a lot about the world—if adults know the right ways to encourage them.
All science begins with a leap of intuition, says Richard Dawkins, but we can only ever find objective truths by knowing when to let evidence take over from emotion.
Pregnancy is proving to be a crucial time to study the effects of hope and optimism within a relationship.
Your mind doesn't run parallel tasks, it has to trade off one focus for another. The good news is that mindfulness meditation can hone your attention span, and reduce stress and anxiety.
The most revelatory answers in life come from complex, diverse populations. Technology can open our eyes to what we're missing and destroy our subconscious biases in one fell swoop.
There's only one guy on this whole planet who's done both. He tells us what it's like to experience two of the most extreme feats.
Global security expert Richard A. Clarke explains the traits of a "Cassandra"—someone who predicts colossal disasters—and why people very rarely listen to their warnings.
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.