Even if we do feel an emotion, there are parts associated with it that we aren't usually aware of. Clinical psychologists, for example, recommend to patients with anger issues to look out for the warning signs — sweating in the palms, for example, or clenching of the jaws — so they can perhaps mitigate upcoming rage.
If the prospect of a humanzee isn't shocking enough, here is an even more controversial suggestion: Doing so would be a terrific idea.
One surprising thing about all-male secret societies is how visible they are. In the ethnographic record, they can be found almost everywhere.
Those who dwelt at Teotihuacán lived at the heart of a vast sacred landscape.
When you ask people why so many people hate "moist," there is no shortage of armchair theories: that there's something about the sounds involved, that it puts your face in a position similar to the facial expression of disgust, or that it reminds people of mold or sex.
An Alphabet subsidiary is planning to build a futuristic neighborhood, not out of concrete and steel, but wood.
The inability to independently replicate scientific findings threatens to undermine trust in the institution of science.
Stem cells' functional reprogramming is usually accompanied by an age reset, down to zero. Vittorio Sebastiano figures that if he can separate these different kinds of reprogramming, he can open up a whole new kind of aging therapy.
For most people, the "sea legs" feeling vanishes within minutes or hours. But in rare cases, and for mysterious reasons, the illusion persists for months or even years.
"It’s important to understand that nervous systems serve the organism and not the other way around."
Color is one of the longstanding puzzles in philosophy, raising doubts about the truthfulness of our sensory grasp on things, and provoking concerns as to the metaphysical compatibility of scientific, perceptual, and common sense representations of the world.
Sticks are probably where the story of craft begins — the point at which our very distant ancestors progressed from animalistic existences to lives materially enhanced by the objects around them.
The best way to draw the line sounds less biological than poetic: What separates us is the "difference between staying and going," as Hope Jahren, the geochemist and geobiologist, puts it.
Charlemagne, Carolingian King of the Franks, Holy Roman Emperor, the great European conciliator; your ancestor, probably.
To survive an encounter with a crazy graveyard caretaker, he may have to feed you, unless you were both captured on very full stomachs. That's because, in the worst case, it will require five days of detainment to decamp. Why?
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.