Has lockdown made your pet extra clingy?
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
Meet the masterful con-men who impressed the great and the good despite the astonishing fiction of their very existence.
Democratic freedom, rapturous religion, and newspapers created a hotbed for social experimentation in 19th-century America.
Mind Bank Ai is the newest entrant in an ambitious idea: using AI to create a kind of immortality.
Yes, there are reasons to worry about Twitter, but it's not about the bots.
A new AI lie detector can dive into their hidden thoughts and reveal “what language models truly believe about the world.”
Memes communicate complex ideas quickly and efficiently, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.
"All moments past, present, and future, always have existed, always will exist."
The 557-million-year-old specimen challenges the theory that animal body plans were laid out in the Cambrian explosion.
Rejecting romanticism, these famous paintings depict war as it really is: sadistic and senseless.
It's common knowledge that syncing your circadian rhythm to a natural light-dark cycle could improve your health and well-being.
A nasty disease might not be able to travel around much longer.
The discovery pushes back humanity's history with domestication.
Bring not a bagpipe to a man in trouble.
It’s perhaps the most famous thought experiment in all of physics, but is full of popular myths and misconceptions. One of the most bizarre ideas about the quantum Universe is […]
Maybe our understanding of quantum entanglement is incomplete, or maybe there is something fundamentally unique about consciousness.
There is strong evidence that invertebrates are sentient beings.
The acceptance of our cosmic loneliness and the rarity of our planet is a wakeup call.
In a remarkably similar way, conspiracy theories around the world cast doubt on the existence of real places.
It’s all well and good to discuss how our humanity evolved – but what even is humanity?
For the ancients, hospitality was an inviolable law enforced by gods and priests and anyone else with the power to make you pay dearly for mistreating a stranger.
Bastet was the daughter of the sun. The ancient Egyptian goddess was originally a fierce lioness warrior—a strong woman with the head of a big cat. Over time, her image […]