Is there life on other planets? Harvard biologist Jonathan B. Losos has an interesting theory that since there are so many Earth-type planets in our galaxy alone that there's a good chance that there's some...
Why do first-world ailments get cured faster than global health crises? Because Big Pharma doesn’t serve sick people, it serves rich people—let's change that.
When it comes to climate change, gun control, and vaccinations, facts don’t change people’s minds—but there is one technique that might.
Infants can learn a lot about the world—if adults know the right ways to encourage them.
All science begins with a leap of intuition, says Richard Dawkins, but we can only ever find objective truths by knowing when to let evidence take over from emotion.
Pregnancy is proving to be a crucial time to study the effects of hope and optimism within a relationship.
Your mind doesn't run parallel tasks, it has to trade off one focus for another. The good news is that mindfulness meditation can hone your attention span, and reduce stress and anxiety.
The most revelatory answers in life come from complex, diverse populations. Technology can open our eyes to what we're missing and destroy our subconscious biases in one fell swoop.
There's only one guy on this whole planet who's done both. He tells us what it's like to experience two of the most extreme feats.
Global security expert Richard A. Clarke explains the traits of a "Cassandra"—someone who predicts colossal disasters—and why people very rarely listen to their warnings.
Humans already know how to manipulate animal genomes through selective breeding, but there has been no appetite to try on humans what is the norm for dogs. That's a good thing, says Dawkins.
It's an incredibly exciting time to be alive, especially if you're an explorer. We may have been to almost every point on the globe, but there is so much left to understand.
The only thing between you and your better self is your brain. Programmed to maximize short term reward, we often find ourselves struggling between what we want and what we want to want.
Richard Dawkins responds to the Alt-Right, Trump's policies, and discusses the evil potential of ideology.
Is your Facebook wall more of a façade? Data shows that people are brutally honest with Google, but that Facebook is a pack of shameless lies.
Reality is whatever your body believes. Virtual reality knows how to hack that.
RIP pessimists, we barely knew you. Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Michael Scheier explains the impact your outlook has on the world inside of you, from your cells to your psychology.
The most make-or-break aspect of job automation? How policy makers handle your transition into a new career.