Bad news: Sleeping in on the weekends probably won't cut it.
Equations that describe time travel are fully compatible and consistent with relativity — but physics is not mathematics.
How our brains interpret computer code could impact how we teach it.
Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
The effects are even worse for women.
In work and life, the rules of success are being redefined.
Thomas Edison was on to something...
Humans seemingly have opposing desires to fit in and to be unique. The interplay between these might drive the evolution of fads.
Historical geniuses used the "creative nap" to give their minds a boost. Apparently, the "hypnagogic state" can help with problem solving.
The very concept of a "problem with no solution" goes against human nature. But we must accept this harsh reality to have peace in our lives.
Scientists can make substantial progress without fully understanding exactly what they're doing.
The secret may lie in an old idiom: "Sleep on it."
The Universe has asymmetries, but that's a good thing. Imperfections are essential for the existence of stars and even life itself.
Are you in love? Trust your mother over your brain.
The Fermi paradox (along with the subsequent Drake equation) is so difficult that even brilliant thinkers can make little dent in it.
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.
There are at least 15 different types of solid water (ice). Now, scientists believe that there might be a second type of liquid water.
From hellishly hot planets to water worlds, some distant planets are like nothing in our Solar System.
Exoplanet LP 791-18d is likely to have an atmosphere and liquid water.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
When making any tough decision, the key is not to be overly exploratory or exploitative.
Reading code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
Will nature or nurture win out?