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?
Career global security expert Richard Clarke identifies three potential game changing events that could adversely affect the wellbeing of humanity itself.
There’s a good chance that as you’re reading this you’re somewhat unconscious. Just how much is your brain not telling you? Neuroscientist Dean Buonomano peeks behind the curtain of your own brain.
AI is capable of self-reproduction—should humans be worried?
How we remember time is vastly different to how we experience it, says neuroscientist Dean Buonomano.
Optimistic people tend to live longer than pessimistic people. That's true whether you're rich or poor, young or old, and no matter your race, says sociologist William Magee.
What does Robert Sapolsky—an "utter, complete, atheist"—think about the persistence of magical thinking in our modern world?