If tourism is the lifeblood of the Peruvian economy, then Machu Picchu is the heart pumping that blood — in sickness and in health.
From smartphone envy to life dissatisfaction, the root cause of much unhappiness is that we are wired to imagine how things could be better.
"The more I unleash myself from the tethers of domestication, the happier I feel."
Democratic freedom, rapturous religion, and newspapers created a hotbed for social experimentation in 19th-century America.
The world’s great whales aren’t just vulnerable where they congregate, but everywhere they roam.
More than any other nation, Japan tends to feel comfortable with the idea of humanoid robots entering the home.
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Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
It walked enough miles to nearly circle the Earth twice.
End of life patients face mental health challenges uniquely existential and spiritual in nature — but psychedelics are emerging as a possible solution to relieve the suffering.
Intrinsic motivation cannot be imposed on a team — but you can provide the right culture for it to flourish.
Meet the masterful con-men who impressed the great and the good despite the astonishing fiction of their very existence.
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
Every Christmas could be the last Christmas.
500 sheep were slaughtered to produce the 2,060 pages of the "Codex Amiatinus," a Latin translation of the Bible.
Signals from the environment, such as those detected by your sense organs, have no inherent psychological meaning. Your brain creates the meaning.
"Oosouji" or "big cleaning" is much more than a chance to tidy up.
In the early 20th century, a young biochemist named Alexander Oparin set out to connect “the world of the living” to “the world of the dead.”
‘Reductio ad absurdum’ won’t help you in an absurd Universe. Throughout history, there have been two main ways humanity has attempted to gain knowledge about the world: top-down, where we […]
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The James Webb Space Telescope finally could answer the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.
You can learn a lot about life through literature's most unrespectable and heinous characters.
In the early 1900s, some Americans feared that teddy bears would not instill maternal instincts in girls, thereby causing "race suicide."
Impossible standards and poor self-understanding are making us miserable.
An influential series of books argues that the history of the world is the history of generations. Is it right?
Jains believe that karma weighs the soul down. This can be overcome through extreme asceticism, in which one slowly withdraws from life.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will study many dangerous cosmic phenomena, knowledge of which may help save humanity.