Deaths of despair are skyrocketing in the U.S., while at the same time, they are falling in other wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong?
Pain makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. What's puzzling is why so many of us choose to seek out painful experiences.
Some of the coastal areas were not repopulated for millennia afterward, showing that there was a long-lasting memory of this tragic event.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
The Universe is expanding, and the Hubble constant tells us how fast. But how can it be a constant if the expansion is accelerating?
Quite a lot, actually, even though it has no identifiable value as a scientific concept.
You can love a romantic partner, but also a pet, a book, God, or the sound of someone’s voice. We need many more words for love.
This world map shows how the rest of the world LOLs. In France, you MDR; in China, you 23333.
The discovery calls into question the few things scientists know about these powerful astronomical phenomena.
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but genetics doesn't help. Only physics explains why.
Digital nomads can fully immerse themselves in their surroundings while advancing their career and stimulating the local economy. But there is one potential downside.
Humans are already so integrated with technology that the dream of transhumanism is a reality. Can we handle what comes next?
Yorkicystis lived during the “Cambrian explosion,” 539 million to 485 million years ago – hundreds of million years before the dinosaurs.
If argumentation led to nothing, it would soon be thrown into the evolutionary dustbin.
Forget billions and billions. When it comes to the number of galaxies in the Universe, both theorists' and observers' estimates are too low.
Yes, there are reasons to worry about Twitter, but it's not about the bots.
Media provocateurs and conspiracy theorists insist that they're "just asking questions." No, they aren’t.
All marbled crayfish descended from a single clone discovered in Heidelberg, Germany in 1995.
"Lac-Phe" grants obese mice the benefits of exercise — without exercising. But don't expect an "exercise pill."
There are billions of potentially inhabited planets in the Milky Way alone. Here's how NASA will at last discover and measure them.
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
Fire-retardant gels and slimes combine the best attributes of water and foam.
A clear alternative has yet to emerge.
"The Soul of a New Machine" provides a rare level of insight into the minds and decisions of humanity's greatest thinkers.
The ancient Maya enjoyed filling their teeth with gemstones. A new study reveals how the procedure was done and how it didn't kill them.
Do you think you know the Solar System? Here's a fact about each planet that might surprise you when you see it!