Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.
Cancer doctors are overworked retire early, and attract fewer recruits than other specialties, leaving the rising cancer-patient population vulnerable. Here’s what must be done.
In a short story for Nautilus, acclaimed author of "The Road" and "No Country For Old Men" tackles the issue of where language comes from.
Neurobiology has made some progress as to how perception and thought actually take form. Consciousness may well be made of atoms, and it all begins with sensations.
“We need a way of theorizing subjectivity in such a way that we’ll just acknowledge that there are parts of our experience and our perceptual knowledge of things that are generated by the particular ways that we interact with the world.”
Four important scientists on how their profession shapes they way the view the world.
It is small-time to make just the world a better place. The real opportunity lies in making the universe a better place.
What 'E.T.' teaches us about our moral obligations.
Sharing what meaning you take from illness can enhance your treatment and sense of well-being.
Why the central problem in neuroscience is mirrored in physics.
Socioeconomic forces might be encouraging us to be nice to each other, but there's a possibility that keeping your cool is genetic.
For far too long, the medical establishment has not seen cancer through the eyes of the patient.
The "signal leakage" of our communications is becoming more and more scarce, not more abundant.Illustration by Danielle Futselaar…
City-dwellers may complain about the noise, but they also feed off of it.
Many famous scientists have something in common — they didn’t work long hours.
Acrophobia can produce a bizarrely counterintuitive effect: the impulse to yield to the source of panic and willingly jump.
It’s not easy changing someone’s mind, especially if what you’re trying to change is something like their settled opinion.
The mystery isn’t just that we see methane when we shouldn’t. It’s also that, in a sense, we see too much of it.
We see evolution as a dog-eat-dog, violent free-for-all, but research suggests that evolution flourishes with cooperation — or, as one researcher puts it, the "snuggle for survival."
If you're a jerk when you gain power, you'll become more of one. If you're a mensch, you'll get nicer.