You have to be a little envious of those who have faith—they have a motivational force behind them that is near impossible to beat. What if there was a secular equivalent, wonders philosophy professor Sam Newlands.
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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.
This week, Bill Nye tackles one of the most complicated hypotheticals of all time.
Communication is more than a string of words that gets across static information. The language we use to converse does more than give facts—it can actually offer understanding.
What does Robert Sapolsky—an "utter, complete, atheist"—think about the persistence of magical thinking in our modern world?
The psychopath gene can be expressed in one of two ways. Here's what stopped James Fallon's psychopathy from becoming destructive.
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.
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.
Humans worship at the altar of excellence, but is our complete obsession with this "quality controlled" mode of intellect holding us back?