Why cryptocurrency will always be political.
What is it about sports that drives us to the psychological fringe? For eons, sports have been a cesspool of metaphors: sports are war, sports are religion, sports are business, sports are love, sports are hate. Sports are life.
The way nuclear experts live their lives is fascinating to anthropologists.
"Females are the biological puppeteers, making the males sing exactly what their brains desire."
A bit of education can erase a definitive cognitive gap between men and women.
A relatively small change in atmospheric pressure can stop an astronaut's blood from boiling.
The languages that many of us have grown up with are very different from the languages that have been spoken throughout the vast majority of human existence.
Byzantine civilization, the eastern Roman empire whose capital was at Constantinople, is mostly known today for its spirituality and eccentricities, but it was also deeply pragmatic and advanced.
There has been a perpetual quest for such universals, because of their value as a North Star that could guide our creative choices, but we've failed to find them.
About 99 percent of the masses of the proton and neutron seem to be unaccounted for.
Caleb Scharf wants to take you on an epic tour.
Psychologist Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia says that the most common and problematic bias in science is "motivated reasoning": We interpret observations to fit a particular idea.
You might think that a supertaster would have a lot of fun eating and drinking, but it’s more like the opposite.
In August 1990, Bob Morse, a physicist at the University of Wisconsin, and Tim Miller, a grad student at the University of California, Berkeley, embarked for Greenland to conduct the first known ice fishing for muons—their fishing line consisting of three photomultiplier tubes that Morse had scavenged.
Although dust mites don't directly harm us, they trigger allergies in about a billion people. But we aren't allergic to the buggers themselves. We're allergic to their poop.
A widely diffused negative attitude to the cat heralded a period of about three centuries of brutal feline persecution, in which cats all over Europe were tortured and killed.
The science of the wandering mind.
The captivating horror of category violation.
As the populations of highly-developed countries age, treating dementia at scale will be more important than ever.
In a remarkable irony, scientists in the past decade have taken the side of the vampires.