Jains believe that karma weighs the soul down. This can be overcome through extreme asceticism, in which one slowly withdraws from life.
Much like computing technology, the Great Red Spot has been getting smaller and faster over the last few years.
You may only have a few minutes to prepare.
Migrating our planet to a safer orbit might be the only way to preserve Earth after all the ice melts.
To enable us to read, the brain piggybacks on other cognitive processes.
The holograms use 'aerohaptics', which creates feelings of touch with simple jets of air.
The "Foundation" series, recently adapted into a show by Apple TV, was inspired by a fascinating, real-life academic discipline.
This map shows that the territories discovered by Europeans add up to an area no bigger than Utah.
More than pay or advancement, people are seeking a better fit between their own and corporate values.
Both journalists have put themselves in danger to shed light on corruption and abuses of power in their home countries.
Mind Bank Ai is the newest entrant in an ambitious idea: using AI to create a kind of immortality.
Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
Guided by ultrasound waves, swarms of microrobots could soon be used to deliver medicine to targeted sites in the body.
Our temporal experience of the world is not divided into a series of neat segments, yet that's how we talk about time.
People appear to have no qualms about sharing their locations, struggles, and relationships online.
The Swedish Academy honored the writer for his uncompromising inquiry into the lasting consequences of Africa’s colonization.
Many contrarians dispute that cosmic inflation occurred. The evidence says otherwise.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series helped inspire the field of social physics, which uses math to understand crowd behavior.
Evidence shows that information is transmitted via “complex contagion.”
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
A new study suggests that hunting dogs' barks convey emotional information about the animals they see.
Why do people own so many unused possessions, treating them as though they are too special to use?
The mediocrity principle is often used to make claims about the abundance of life across the universe, but these claims are likely unfounded.
Yukio Mishima treated his life as if it were a story — one with a surprising and deadly final act.
"Theory of mind" enables all people to naturally infer other people's mental states. Psychopaths don't seem to put much effort into the process.