NASA's director of science communication explains why success and failure are vague, impractical metrics to give young people.
Here's how the 13th Amendment allows companies make a dubious profit off the backs of prisoners.
The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution is often talked about mostly misunderstood.
It's no secret that American income inequality is at its worst point since the gilded age. So how do we stop this rampant inequality?
The brain of a gambling addict mimics that of a drug addict. But no outside chemicals are involved. How does that happen?
Why are some people so much luckier than others? It's the way they play the game.
It might seem like humanity disagrees over basic values, but the data is in: we actually don't.
Is luck a windfall of good fortune, or is it a skill you can cultivate? Janice Kaplan thinks luck works best when it's mixed with purpose.
Do we really need an imaginary guy-in-the-sky to tell us what's right and wrong? Not anymore, says Skeptic Magazine's Michael Shermer.
We've been conditioned to believe that music taste is based on personal preference. But it might just be a lot more complex than that.
Could an economic revolution end the depression epidemic?
Yale professor Amy Chua on the identity of nations, why hardened tribes end up in civil wars, and why you can't just replace dictators with democracy.
Having a goal to change the world for the better is great. But what's more important, says Chelsea Clinton, is having a plan to make it happen.
If aliens do exist, posits theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, why would they want anything to do with us?
How do we reconcile American culture when an increasing amount of it is made by sex offenders? It's not a new phenomenon. Actress, author, and whistleblower Rose McGowan is here to tell you that American culture...
How do you stop domestic violence in a country with a 1%-2.5% conviction rate? Pakistan's first-ever Violence Against Women Center makes it safer for survivors of crime to report and prosecute.
The scandalous history of the Billboard Hot 100 is the perfect analogy for how Donald Trump's popularity broke the rigid power structure of American politics.
"Anybody who expected a wonderful happy global community to form on the Internet in which everybody would share cat videos has been gravely disappointed."