A game that challenges pedestrians to avoid detection by an AI could help train tomorrow’s self-driving cars.
Each of us carries our own version of the Multiverse in our heads.
A small study suggests that IMST is as effective as medications or 30 minutes of aerobic exercise.
More than 90 percent of people make a mistake on this test.
How much can something change and still be the same thing?
Borrow the same technique that produced McDonald’s, the Hawaiian pizza, the Beatles’ greatest hits, and Shakespeare’s rhetorical flair.
When faced with too many choices, many of us freeze — a phenomenon known as "analysis paralysis." Why? Isn't choice a good thing?
Journaling helped Marcus Aurelius cultivate the emotional intelligence necessary to steer Rome through turbulent times.
This is a perversion of justice.
Sometimes breaking a rule is the ethical thing to do.
How does philosophy try to balance having free will with living in a deterministic universe?
You only have 4,000 weeks of life. Use them wisely.
Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
Serving as the inspiration for the modern horror classic “The Blair Witch Project,” what does our fascination with this unsolvable mystery tell us about our modern psyche?
With a bigger, better, and more sensitive detector, the XENON collaboration joins LZ and PANDA-X in constraining WIMP dark matter.
It's hard to stop looking back and forth between these faces and the busts they came from.
The idea of gravitational redshift crossed Einstein's mind years before General Relativity was complete. Here's why it had to be there.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
How can we learn from the lessons of the past and build a better future?
With radio and X-ray data combined, we’re understanding how energy flows like never before. When we look out at the Universe on the largest cosmic scales of all, gravity is the […]
The independent news collective is teaching a new generation of journalists and citizens to spot the stories in plain sight.
By not taking emergency action to combat climate change, we're gambling dangerously with the future.