Science

Physicist: You Don’t Need God to Get ‘Something’ from ‘Nothing’
Study: Women are Biased AGAINST Short Men

Study: Women are Biased AGAINST Short Men

Our systems – and women – are tough on short men, studies show. 

Myth: Medievals Thought the World was Flat

Myth: Medievals Thought the World was Flat

The sphericity of the earth, heliocentrism, and even evolution, had early antecedents.

How Tetris Reveals the Stunning Power of the Human Brain

How Tetris Reveals the Stunning Power of the Human Brain

  A Tetris prodigy quietly smashed a world record already considered ‘the greatest achievement in gaming history’ – and you won’t believe your eyes.
Why People Aren't as Moral as They Think

Why People Aren't as Moral as They Think

Think you are a moral person? Studies show that moral behavior deviates sharply based on situational context.

The Martian’s Utopian Dream?

The Martian’s Utopian Dream?

There seems to be an underlying message about science and progress.

A.I. Robot: ‘Yes, I Will Destroy Humans’

A.I. Robot: ‘Yes, I Will Destroy Humans’

The response provoked chuckles, but it bears asking: Does A.I pose a threat to human life?

Should We Clone a T-Rex?

Should We Clone a T-Rex?

We might be closer to confronting the ethical debate from Jurassic Park than anyone believed.

Study: Smart People are Happier with Fewer Friends

Study: Smart People are Happier with Fewer Friends

If too much socialization wears you out, it might be because you’re smart.

Why the Holocaust Should Matter to You

Why the Holocaust Should Matter to You

The Holocaust Museum: A Warning against Tyranny, a Tribute to Liberty

Are We Misdiagnosing Immaturity as ADHD?

Are We Misdiagnosing Immaturity as ADHD?

Perhaps pills shouldn't be the go-to panacea.

Husband and wife split the chores? Divorce is more likely.

Husband and wife split the chores? Divorce is more likely.

Norwegian Study: Marriages are stronger with traditional arrangements. 

Study: Kids Who Learn About Scientists’ Struggles Do Better In Science
Prominent Scientist: “Public Science is Broken”

Prominent Scientist: “Public Science is Broken”

The pressure to get funding is extraordinary, and its causing some scientists to fudge their data.

Psychiatrist: Not Everything is a Mental Disease

Psychiatrist: Not Everything is a Mental Disease

In many cases, what used to be called simple “unhappiness” gets medicalized as “depression”...

Study: Clutter Linked To Overeating

Study: Clutter Linked To Overeating

Chaotic environments can lead to overeating.

Doctor: Physicians Don’t Care About Their Patients Anymore

Doctor: Physicians Don’t Care About Their Patients Anymore

Has medicine today become too much about process, and not enough about relationships?

Your Neanderthal DNA is Causing You Problems

Your Neanderthal DNA is Causing You Problems

Humans' Neanderthal DNA is linked to a number of conditions.

The 5-Second Rule is Actually True – NASA Says So

The 5-Second Rule is Actually True – NASA Says So

Cleanliness is certainly good, but have Americans actually over-obsessed in this area?

Is It Okay to Have a Drink While You’re Pregnant?

Is It Okay to Have a Drink While You’re Pregnant?

On Tuesday, the CDC recommended that all women who are sexually active, fertile, and don't use birth control should stop drinking. 

Proposal Advocates Raising the Gun Age to 25

Proposal Advocates Raising the Gun Age to 25

It raises some deep questions.

Nature vs. The Machines

Nature vs. The Machines

Eagles are being trained to take down drones.

Britain to Begin Altering the DNA of Human Embryos

Britain to Begin Altering the DNA of Human Embryos

Not just science fiction anymore. 

"Risk Compensation": A Paradox Whose Time May Have Come

"Risk Compensation": A Paradox Whose Time May Have Come

“Risk compensation” is the theory that adopting certain safety measures can actually increase risky behavior.

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