Our obsession with smartphones is a good example of what has been referred to as the “paradox of technology.” It both frees and enslaves.
The ultimate purpose of scientific inquiry remains rather obscure today. Here's why.
In recent years the competition among universities has become so intense that several have admitted to dishonestly manipulating the stats.
New research shows how disruptive students damage the long-term prospects of their peers.
Ivy League researchers found that women are chillier to one another after competition than men.
Tesla passed away in 1943, but his legend continues to grow.
Let's see how well you remember 5th grade science.
Scientific research shows how different types of noise and silence affect the brain.
Research shows that people have grown accustomed to informal, sloppy text messaging. Will this erode our writing skills?
The findings were published in the Washington Post. (And pretty much nowhere else.)
Bowie’s family was plagued by insanity.
Today would have been his 114th birtdhay.
It’s kind of scary.
Psychologist Jonathan Haidt says many people today live in a ‘moral matrix’.
The problem with scientism is that it tends to be prejudiced and therefore not very scientific.
Rome’s famous natural historian offered some, er, unusual cures for various ailments.
'The inheritance of parental traumatic exposure,' researchers are calling it.
Here’s what it does say.
Dr. Leon Eisenberg, the ‘father’ of ADHD, said just before his death that ADHD ‘is a prime example of a fictitious disease.
Recent studies have tested the actual impact of apologies on children.
Quiz time! How well do you know your literary classics?
Reason may demand a healthy skepticism.
The Juno Google Doodle doesn’t match the real world.
Benjamin Franklin once spent a night in bed with John Adams explaining his (correct) theory on the common cold.
A few things you might not have tried yet.
While good ideas are worth fighting for, you will never truly experience life's beauty if you wait for the enemies to disappear.
Dr. Elaine Aron has been studying introverts for decades.
An author and historian says a single characteristic is common among the many brilliant people he’s studied.