Dr. Alex Berezow talks about the importance of communicating science in a clear and accurate way and why he turns to religion for the answers to some questions.
Scientists, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs will tackle the most exciting and controversial topics shaping our future at Brain Bar, Hungary’s most inspiring event.
A major clinical trial finds that diet quality beats calorie counting for the best weight loss strategy.
These chemicals are also widely used in products like clothing, shoes, wrappers and furniture, to make them more stain-resistant, waterproof and/or nonstick.
From striking women with goat’s skin to showering them with chocolates and flowers, here is how Valentine’s Day became the holiday we know today.
Are you an important person? The answer you give may indicate to psychologists how narcissistic you are. Similarly, the culture you are born into plays an important role.
Here are five points from the World Economic Forum at Davos that can help men and women work together for gender equality.
The benefits of controlled psilocybin use and spiritual practice on people's well-being long outlast the high, researchers find.
An hour away from Area 51 in the Nevada desert, this solar power plant "banks" energy in a way that could be replicated across the world.
Studies have also shown that two weeks of sleep deprivation increases the consumption of excess calories, particularly from energy-dense, high-carbohydrate snacks.
In this brave new world, innovative synthetic beverages will be able to deliver all the desirable and none of the negative effects of booze.
Imagine reading by plant light, and glow-in-the-dark trees instead of street lamps. That's on the horizon thanks to these engineers.
The Industrial Revolution brought along the second agricultural revolution, the unthinkable transformations of entire ecosystems, the collapse of the family and community, and the ethics of consumerism.
Not all books are created equal. Especially when it comes to the ones parents read to children to aid their development. A new study from the University of Florida points to an important characteristic to look for in children’s books.
Your brain's heightened sensitivity can make you perceptive and creative. But it's a double-edged sword, researchers find.
Research points to many social-cognitive, emotional, behavioral and biological benefits that marriage seems to bestow on its participants.
If you've ever wondered which part of physics covers which part of space, fret no more. Here is an awesome map that lays it all out.
Kansas has launched such an ambitious educational project that public officials are likening it to the NASA moon missions of the 1960s.
Insert dial-up noise here. If you're not concerned about what's about to happen with net neutrality, you're not paying attention.
The idea is to flood the markets and drive prices down. Contrary to what you may think, a rhino horn is not made of bone but of keratin - the material found in nails and hair.
The FDA has approved the first pill with an embedded ingestible sensor that can track when, or if, a patient takes their medication.
Bothered by spam and phishing emails? This bot can waste months of a spammer's time, and produces some hilarious results... and you can use it for free right now.
Kids say the darndest things. They're also far more adept at workflow management than adults are. What can we learn from them?
Researchers tracked academic achievement, social cognition, executive function, and creativity in a longitudinal study of kids across the socioeconomic spectrum.
The positive effect of bilingualism may be particularly beneficial for kids who grow up in low-income households, an environment that usually has negative effects on cognitive performance.
This independent zone, with its own regulations and social norms, will be built from scratch on 10,231 square miles of untouched land at a cost of $500 billion.
Adults tend to become lazy with their thinking, backing into moral and ethical wrongdoing without noticing fully what they’re doing.
Voters in California may get to decide whether teachers’ salaries should match those of state legislators at the expense of a hike in the sales tax.
Another bit of science fiction is coming to life as scientists develop a highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue, similar to the one Ryan Gosling used to seal his wound in Blade Runner 2049.
Tesla founder Elon Musk is in talks with the governor of Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island’s power grid using Tesla technologies.
After decades of research and analysis of geoscience data, the seventh largest geological continent officially exists.
Early childhood science education can have significant positive effects on the achievement gap and on students’ educational outcomes later on.
About 51 million people around the world suffer from schizophrenia, yet half of the general public doesn’t understand what schizophrenia really is
Concrete buildings, asphalt paved roads radiating accumulated heat throughout the night, and lack of trees contribute to the making of scorching cities.
What if your car was an extension of yourself? Neuroscience, art, and engineering combine to give us a glimpse of that future.
Don't just point and shoot, point and learn! These apps are fun for nature lovers, and contribute to scientific databases of flora and fauna.
Imagine getting imperceptibly high, then playing Chinese strategy game 'Go'. This is the experiment the Beckley Foundation will run to test the value of LSD microdosing.
“The human skin is a promising conduit for genetic engineering, as it is the largest and most accessible organ.”
"The quality of homework assigned is so poor that simply getting kids to read, replacing homework with self-selected reading, was a more powerful alternative," said Professor Richard Allington.
Evidence from recent research suggests that it does matter where a calorie comes from because its source influences the intake of the next calorie.
This infographic, by Anna Vital from Funders and Founders, recaps the significant moments of Steve Jobs’ journey on, and sometimes off, the path of success.
Nutritional science has increasingly begun to discover that the optimal diet should be an individualized solution, determined by many factors.
He created Windows and made billions of dollars. But that wouldn't have happened if it weren't for a few small things in his early life.
Weighted blankets have been proven to help you get a better night's sleep by mimicking swaddling and increasing serotonin levels.
Quartz has analyzed 100,000 drawings to see if there are cultural differences in the way people draw basic shapes.
Designed by two MIT professors, this build-it-yourself kit teaches kids to "think with their hands" in an effort to bolster STEM skills early on.
First of its kind study compares the effects of eating between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and eating between noon and 11 p.m.
Stephen M. Walt, a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, tackles some seemingly non-controversial statements about human rights, democracy, and international law.
A pair of Kickstarter enthusiasts, want to make coloring even more fun for you by merging Cards Against Humanity with the 'boring' crayon to make it... politically incorrect.
Europe’s best and brightest minds converge upon Budapest to solve the problems of today's Europe. Topics will include AI, the job market, emerging technology, and more.
If you're constantly tired because you can't break your bad sleeping patterns, this super smart Sunrise Pillow might put you back in the game.
Haseef Rafiei, a young Malaysian architect, had a thought one day: what if we could convert the real estate industry into an automated vending system?
Not everyone sees color the way you do. There are a suite of tools available to help graphic designers work more inclusively.
Amidst the recent discovery of super-Earth LHS 1140b - one of the "most exciting” exoplanets discovered in the last decade - a unique scientific crowdsourcing project is about to begin to further advance the search for new planets.
What makes some of us more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others? It may have to do with our level of education.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is one of those cliché questions that adults ask automatically. It turns out that the answer may reveal a lot about an adolescent’s health.
It is a sad reality that in one of the richest nations in the world 60 million people struggle to put healthy food on the table.
The European Geosciences Union predicts that over 70% of glacier volume in the Everest region could be lost by 2100. One man has engineered a solution so that life in these regions can go on.
There's an app that detects manterruptions—but we round up the research to find out which groups of people are really doing the most interrupting.
Disney does more than make cute movies. Researchers from its innovation branch want to turn your living room into a magnetic field.
Teodora Zareva is an entrepreneur, writer, board games geek and a curious person at large. Her professional path has taken her from filmmaking and photography to writing, TEDx organizing, teaching, and social entrepreneurship. She has lived and worked in the U.S. and Bulgaria and is currently doing her MBA at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. Her biggest passion lies at the intersection of media and youth development. She is the co-founder of WishBOX Foundation, a Bulgarian NGO that helps high school students with their professional orientation by organizing events, courses, summer camps and developing digital media resources.