We don’t understand why loneliness is bad for us if all we can say is that it hurts.
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Chemical energy, where electrons transition in atoms, powers the reactions we see. But two other types hold more promise than all the rest.
Why does Seattle continue to be a place that nurtures the development of breakthrough technologies but not Minneapolis, Memphis, or Minsk?
New study suggests the placebo effect can be as powerful as microdosing LSD.
Using cellulose from trees and a synthetic polymer, MIT researchers have created a material that "is stronger and tougher than some types of bone, and harder than typical aluminum alloys."
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
Our Sun will continue to grow, becoming a red giant and then a planetary nebula. Here's how large it will get.
Our social emotions are now being hijacked by robots.
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.
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David Bienenstock has made it his mission to keep the history of cannabis alive.
Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.
Americans' inability to agree on what is true and what is false is a problem for democracy.
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A case for looking beyond the planetary scientist’s (or even the astronomer’s) definition. Ever since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially defined the term planet — introducing the term ‘dwarf […]
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. […]
We speak about it, argue over it, and even fight wars for it. We know it when we see it. But just what is energy, anyway? When it comes to being […]
AI may help organizations overcome unconscious biases in hiring and increase diversity.
It’s not personal awareness but a different mechanism which lends an evolutionary advantage, allowing our species to thrive.
As a teenager, Derek Black was the webmaster for Stormfront, the Internet's most prominent message board for white nationalists. But Black escaped that world thanks to an unlikely ally.
Hope has played a significant role in the lives of African Americans throughout history, from early abolitionists to Martin Luther King and President Obama.
The Los Angeles Hope Festival is the celebration and examination of hope and optimism, two paradigmatic mental attitudes that play a vital and influential role in our daily lives.
With quantum teleportation now occurring from Earth to satellites, how long is it before we can teleport a human being? “There would be no Star Trek unless there were transporter malfunctions.” –LeVar […]
Fraternal twins tend to live longer than singletons. But identical twins generally outlive fraternal ones.
Harvard psychologist Susan David explains the dangers of fear-mongering, the questionable ethics of journalism in spreading hate politics, and the disturbing way that repetition wears down our brain's resistance to fallacies and hate speech.
Evidence suggests that women are susceptible to male pheromones.
Sotheby’s will auction off 380 pieces from Bowie’s collection later this year. The collection is “eclectic, unscripted, [and] understated,” according to Sotheby’s European chairman Oliver Barker.
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