Can computers be creative? Depends on whether you're asking it to write music or write a novel.
Can understanding science make pop culture better, and can understanding pop culture make science more interesting? Absolutely.
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...
We can't seem to resist frequent rewards, which is why slot machines and social media are both so addictive. What's more, they're designed that way, purposefully, to keep you coming back.
Interest in learning certain skills, like computer science, can wax and wane with economic opportunity and job availability. But Gene Luen-Yang explains why it's a valuable skill in any season.
You have three types of brain inside your brain. And they're all fighting for dominance.
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.
How we remember time is vastly different to how we experience it, says neuroscientist Dean Buonomano.
Your mind is built to process contradictory, irrational ideas. Use that to reach new intellectual heights.
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.
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.
Humans worship at the altar of excellence, but is our complete obsession with this "quality controlled" mode of intellect holding us back?
This 25-minute learning technique is one of the simplest in the world. It's also one of the most effective, says professor of engineering Barbara Oakley.
You really do have to know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em, and most of the time trusting your gut is a copout, says poker champion Liv Boeree.