The most unpleasant aspect of intellectual liberalism is that when speech causes emotional or mental pain, the offended parties are morally entitled to nothing.
All religions have totems, rites, and taboos that are considered "sacred." Émile Durkheim believed society is largely underpinned by them.
The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
Named M51-ULS-1b, it's certainly a curious astronomical event. But the evidence is far too weak to conclude "planet."
Intrapreneurs tap into the spirit of entrepreneurialism to innovate and find personal meaning at work, but organizations need to celebrate their efforts more.
Will and Ariel Durant were praised for their ability to look at the big picture without losing sight of its little details, even if they did miss some of them.
The first world that humans should inhabit beyond the Earth is the Moon, not Mars. Here's why terraforming our lunar neighbor is so appealing.
We are more likely to agree with someone who also agrees with us. Young children, though, only trust themselves. We have to learn to trust.
Music is often labelled a “universal language,” and according to the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, there is a good reason for that.
Prozac is a widely used antidepressant. Data indicates that the drug could be used to prevent blindness due to macular degeneration.
The findings at L’Anse aux Meadows mark the the earliest known year by which human migration had encircled the planet.
As the first Friedmann equation celebrates its 99th anniversary, it remains the one equation to describe our entire universe.
If you see a political movement embodying all of these traits, watch out.
In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
Almost 10% of all new jobs created between 2020 and 2030 will unfortunately be some of the lowest paid.
Solving the supply chain crisis before the global economy tanks is going to require many creative approaches. Flexport’s Ryan Petersen has one that just might work.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
A recent study casts doubt on the notion that watching porn, whether alone or with a partner, damages romantic relationships.
Societal breakdown, whether real or imagined, can lead to dramatic responses — like blood-sucking vampires.
A recent discovery pushes back the date on when dinosaurs first engaged in social behavior.
In hell, we assume a position of moral superiority, looking down over the sinners and the poor decisions that led them to this wretched place. In heaven, Dante is looking down upon us.
Linguistic laws are remarkably versatile and have applications in ecology, microbiology, epidemiology, demographics, and geography.