Daphne Muller is a New York City-based writer who has written for Salon, Ms. Magazine, The Huffington Post, and reviewed books for ELLE and Publishers Weekly. Most recently, she completed a novel and screenplay. You can follow her on Instagram @daphonay and on Twitter @DaphneEMuller.
Whatever the cause or the reason for the presence of fungus in Alzheimer’s patients, it highlights the notion that we know less than we think about fungi.
If we have serious ambitions to live on Mars, it might be.
This is fighting fire with fire.
Thomas Jefferson is probably most famous for drafting the Declaration of Independence, but the indelible legal document is just one of many intriguing facts about the man.
This is where neuroscience is answering some important questions and begging entirely new ones.
Vince Lombardi famously once said, "Winners never quit. Quitters never win." But a new study finds otherwise.
Why the momentum for a sassy Manhattan billionaire and the upsurge in popularity for a no-nonsense Brooklynite?
People go a little nuts when entire cities lose electrical power, and blackout events are getting more frequent, not less.
For years, health experts have raved about the regenerative benefits of antioxidants. Now there's a big caveat.
This is a great way of understanding the difference between artificial intelligence and genuine intelligence, i.e., human intelligence.
Men probably aren't ready for this one.
Have we learnt nothing from the racist, ineffective laws that form the basis of America's longest war: the War on Drugs?
As Snowden’s public profile continues to grow, it will be interesting to see how governments navigate their criticisms of him.
Our sexual attitudes are the exception that proves the rule.
It's not that doing good is bad. Rather we get uncomfortable around those who are more altruistic than ourselves.
Two British economists argue that the plummeting birth rate combined with increased life expectancy worldwide will cause a labor shortage in the upcoming decades.
Finding direct links between Buddhism and Western philosophy is a difficult task, but they do play out in strange loops.
Scientific innovation is not only one of America’s greatest successes, but also what makes America great.
Lying is deception. It’s also human: 60 percent of us can’t go for longer than 10 minutes without doing it.
The world’s most powerful and influential nations are democracies that have been ineffective (at best) at combating climate change.
America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, so how could people from much poorer ones be better off health-wise than us?
When Neil deGrasse Tyson recently sat down with infamous whistle blower Edward Snowden, the topic of alien encryption came into the mix.
There may be another human’s DNA trapped inside of you. This foreign DNA could potentially influence which hand is dominant or the propensity to develop Alzheimer’s.
European researchers have created a virtual reality simulation where participants can give advice to themselves — as Sigmund Freud.
By examining our minds at a quantum level, we change them, and by changing them, we change the reality that shapes them.
A philosophy school with a $1 million dollar prize believes that knowledge truly is power.
If you live in China, Finland, or Switzerland, you could be closer to receiving your packages from flying robots. Meanwhile, the FAA is not taking action on drone regulation.
Both Germany and Sweden, two countries that have accepted a large proportion of asylum seekers, also have strong economies.
The rise of China. The power of Russia. The spread of ISIS. Are Western values (i.e. democracy, human rights, and popular sovereignty) losing their influence in the world?
Europe is scrambling to find any solution besides accepting displaced people, but with 4 million refugees and growing, the problem is beyond containing it to Syria and the region.