Who — or what — really controls your mind?
Research suggests that emotional intelligence is more vital for success than IQ.
Three years after the pandemic began, we still don't know the origin of COVID. A strange lack of curiosity has stifled the debate.
Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
Many first-hand accounts from the golden age of piracy were grossly embellished, meaning it's extremely difficult to separate Blackbeard the legend from Edward Thatch the person.
Preventing scurvy is not just a problem in the Antarctic.
From "Thompson's violinist" to the "Experience Machine," these thought experiments will throw your mind for a loop.
How does philosophy try to balance having free will with living in a deterministic universe?
In a 2018 article, Gallup writer Ryan Pendell shared some frightening figures for business leaders. Public poll data showed that only a quarter of employees believed their leaders had a […]
Thought expriments are great tools, but do they always do what we want them to?
Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection.
And if you have a friend at the same longitude, you can even measure its circumference. This year’s equinox, on March 19/20 of 2020 (longitude-dependent), is Earth’s earliest in 124 […]
Why campuses are becoming polarized — and what we can do about it.
Could this be the beginning of the end of insulin injections?
It’s one way to interpret recent X-ray data, but it conflicts with much, much better data we already have. Earlier this month, a new study came out claiming something shocking: perhaps […]
Try not to think about your hands. Now enjoy a few minutes of not being able to stop thinking about them.
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson attempted to rally the U.S. behind the League of Nations. His failure suggested the way forward.
New research from the University of Buffalo makes the case for the smartphone.
Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules.
Senator John Sidney McCain III, who died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at the age of 81, is lying in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.
Who should sit atop the iron throne? Let your DNA decide. Here on Earth, we hold one important truth to be self-evident above all others: that all humans are created equal. […]
Two men formerly close to President Donald Trump are now facing prison in a development that could prove consequential for Trump’s longevity in office and the U.S. political system in general.
Great ideas in philosophy often come in dense packages. Then there is where the work of Marcus Aurelius.