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.
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.
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.
We become emotionally distracted when we don’t sleep, which can hinder our ability to read situations and people.
Finding direct links between Buddhism and Western philosophy is a difficult task, but they do play out in strange loops.
The world’s most powerful and influential nations are democracies that have been ineffective (at best) at combating climate change.
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.
Both Germany and Sweden, two countries that have accepted a large proportion of asylum seekers, also have strong economies.
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.
So far, the White House has promised to allow 10,000 Syrians into the country, but that’s a far cry from Turkey’s already 2 million.
For an affluent Western country, the United States has an usually high proportion of its people living in warm-to-tropical climates, which are breeding grounds for parasites.
Researchers at the University College of London think they’ve found a link between human growth hormone and the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
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.