Humans are a programmable species, and we live inside the most ancient operating system of all — ideology.
Can understanding science make pop culture better, and can understanding pop culture make science more interesting? Absolutely.
Jennifer Doudna, the CRISPR co-creator, says that the genie of genetic engineering might be hard to put back in the bottle.
Your brain stops at the most comforting thought. The truth is somewhere beyond that. Using scientific skepticism as a guide, astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss outlines the questions that critical thinkers ask...
What people self-report about their sex lives can bear little relation to the truth. So how can the social status clinging to our conversations about sex be stripped away? Anonymous Google searches!
Racism is the acting out of biases learned as early as preschool, research shows. If racism starts at three years old, so should science-backed strategies to reduce it.
Gene editing tool CRISPR could soon be lifting a page straight out of a Michael Crichton novel.
You have three types of brain inside your brain. And they're all fighting for dominance.
People tend to bandy around the term "scientific consensus" a lot, but what does it actually mean?
Has CRISPR co-creator Jennifer Doudna invented the Pandora's Box of genetic engineering, or can CRISPR be used for the forces of good?
The clash of tectonic plates beneath us is just part of life on Earth—unless, of course, there is human interference like in the American Midwest.
Having trouble learning? Take a break and your brain will process the information. You'll learn better and faster.
It's all in your mind. Really. Everything bad in the world might be coming from one particular part of the human brain.
Natural selection has left us with a world of optimists—is this healthy?
"We don't notice one another nearly as much as we think we do," says Alan Alda. Here's how the actor inspired a scientific study on empathy.
There's something all of us—physicists included—are getting wrong about dark matter, says Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Can democracy remain vibrant if the public, and especially children, don't have the tools to distinguish sense from nonsense?