A true scientific view of if, where, and when extraterrestrial life exists is within our grasp thanks to biosignatures and technosignatures.
An X-ray offers a glimpse into the painter’s early years.
Quality down time is important for relationships. Here are three practical suggestions to create more of it.
Every opportunity seized is another lost — but not choosing is the worst choice of all.
Awe-inspiring moments can be found in our daily lives, and they have surprising benefits for our health and sense of well-being.
According to bushido, your life is of secondary importance to key virtues, like honor, loyalty, and justice.
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
If you feel like you're missing out on something bigger, you might be feeling saṃvega.
How we organize all our digital stuff — from work research to side hustles to family photos — is key to our productivity.
When making any tough decision, the key is not to be overly exploratory or exploitative.
Should we be searching for life on other planets, or technology?
“Feedback is a gift,” is an easy bumper sticker to apply, but a harder philosophy to put into execution in your real life.
Scott Dikkers discusses comedy, the creative process, and life lessons learned playing peekaboo.
Metaphors like the Great Chain of Being can lead people to misunderstand evolution and humanity’s place in the web of life.
Philosophers Massimo Pigliucci and Greg Lopez discuss how Stoicism can help us gain perspective on our emotions and act with intention in the world.
This is the latest study to confirm that the brain does not fully mature until at least the third decade of life.
Within a month of that initial conversation, Peter Singer became a vegetarian.
Harvard psychiatrist Robert Waldinger discusses how 80 years of ongoing research show relationships to be vital for health and happiness.
Passing chunks of ice can fertilize ocean waters and play a role in the planet’s carbon cycle.
"You gotta know when to fold 'em."
How the simple act of watching twilight can radically transform our perception of the world and our role within it.
We are wired to value things more when we work hard at attaining them — even if, objectively, they aren't worth that much.
We all spend way too much time worrying what other people think of us — it’s time to cut loose.
In hospice care and hospitals, we prioritize those with more life to live over those who are terminally ill. What is that, if not prejudice?
The question of why the Universe is the way it is is an ancient one, and none of the answers we have come up with are satisfying.
From health to leadership abilities, a good sense of humor can help improve many aspects of life.