History has shown that experts aren’t often much better than the average person when it comes to forecasting the future.
When we elevate our feelings as if they are the truth, we degrade our minds and ourselves.
The fear created by the phrase “3D-printed guns” should not be allowed to override common sense.
Science is like a car: it can get us where we want to go, but it should never decide where we go.
Gratitude has long enjoyed a privileged position in many of the world’s faith traditions. Recent scientific studies support these ancient teachings.
According to the latest report from the government agency which tracks euthanasia deaths, the children were 9, 11 and 17 years old.
Why do batteries die? And, why can they only be recharged so many times before they won’t hold a useful amount of charge? The answer lies in what scientists call "capacity fade".
When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice – or at least, the consequence of celebrating choice.
We have a secret weapon to take back ownership of our fates.
Open-plan office spaces ruin concentration and decrease the desire to collaborate with others.
New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."
Should we be looking to tech visionaries for life advice and personal guidance?
This also was the third consecutive year that emissions in the U.S. declined.
Happy World Population Day! Should we be worried about whether the earth can support us?
Dr. David Mackereth, 55, the father of four, was dismissed from the department after only recently being hired because he told the instructor for a training course that he would not recognize a pronoun that didn’t correspond to a patient’s biological sex, the Telegraph reported Sunday.
Would you be stunned to learn that G. K. Chesterton regarded the topic of evolution as unimportant? Well, he did. In fact, he wrote an essay titled “The Unimportance of Evolution.”
A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
In April 1945, three days before his death, Adolf Hitler expressed regret that he'd 'been so kind.'
The technology that allowed Marty McFly to travel back in time in the 1985 movie Back to the Future was the mythical flux capacitor, designed by inventor Doc Brown.
In his 1989 book Oracle at the Supermarket, psychologist Steven Starker explained how the self-help industry had become a sort of spiritual guide for individuals seeking answers.
Cognitive Dissonance: The Psychological Phenomenon that Explains Why Intellectuals Can’t Stop Believing Socialism Works
There is a long-standing hypothesis in psychology that helps us understand. It’s called cognitive dissonance theory.
Beyond how we respond to pop-culture, reactance has become a fundamental part of American political discourse.
Doomsday is not around the corner; doomsday is in the heads of those who have swigged the climate-change Kool-Aid.
Political ideology is seen by many researchers as the main culprit of science skepticism. The research, however, suggests something else.
John Cleese of Monty Python fame posited an interesting theory on why many people feel compelled to control the words and behaviors of others.
As Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute shows, the push for diversity has become a clear and present danger to scientific progress.
As a speech scientist, I never thought I’d see so much excitement on social media about one tiny little word.
Ethanol Is a Never-Ending Gravy Train for Corn Farmers and Ethanol Producers. But What About the Rest of America?
Like most people I’ve spoken with, I have no innate, inflexible antipathy to ethanol in gasoline. What upsets me are the deceptive claims used to justify adding mostly corn-based ethanol to this indispensable fuel....