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To constantly fear dying is to deny the joy of life. To give way to fear of death, or fear of coronavirus, is to live as if already dead.
Toys quickly morph into tools, and the use of the tool quickly outruns any philosophical reflection about the morality of the tool.
When men can't find objects that women say are right in front of their faces, there's a reason for that.
While the mainstream media makes its money off exciting headlines, it is important to remain calm in regards to the coronavirus.
Lots of politically charged medical terms are being thrown around, but it's important to know what these terms actually mean.
When everything looks good and optimism is up, that’s a sure sign everything is about to tank.
Acting now to boost your immune system is prudent. Here is how.
How do we reconcile public health with individual rights? Should the latter be sacrificed to protect the former?
Gender experts have testified in court that humans can't change our gender. Why then do doctors still preform gender reassignment surgeries?
The eminent expert in communicating science botches his explanation.
A new paper suggests the coronavirus could have come from one of two labs near the wet market first blamed by the Chinese government for the disease's outbreak.
A recent claim about transgender suicide received a sensational response in the media. Turns out it was based on weak evidence.
Humanity is full of hubris, and our continued quest to explore and subjugate nature can only end in one way.
The Communist Party of China is actively suppressing information on the coronavirus when they should be soliciting the world's help in fighting this disease.
Donald Trump's Justice Department is currently investigating Google for possible antitrust violations. Could the tech company's ties to Jared Kushner get this probe shut down?
The Chinese Communist Party's increasing interference in academia in China is making it very difficult for researchers to do their jobs.
The long-praised Cuban health care system has quite a few secrets to hide, including the island's high death rates for small children.
By naming Greta Thunberg, Time is presenting a perfect postmodern archetype. Her story expresses well postmodernity’s rejection of Western Christian civilization.
Embracing suffering, learning from it, and enduring it, benefits not only those we love, but ourselves as well.
Based on current technology, the ability for parents to genetically engineer their babies' traits is still a far off prospect.
Is the battle over gluten avoidance just one more political argument you'll have to tread lightly around this Thanksgiving?
Socialized medicine can be deadly.
Stupidity continues to swirl in society with increasing vigor. The important thing is whether each of us will allow ourselves to be dragged along with it.
The Malthusian doomsday prediction has been spectacularly wrong, and yet still popular, for more than 200 years. How many people have to die to satisfy today's alarmists?
If you've seen Al Gore's movie, you should temper its claims by learning about Climategate.
Should Piers Morgan be fired for his view on gender?
There are many pieces of dystopian literature out there. Perhaps C.S. Lewis' lesser known work holds the truth of our present world.
Psychiatrist: Sex-corrective treatment on young women who want to become men is 'one of the biggest scandals in medical history'
IVF porn is one of those sordid things that everyone knows about but no one has the stomach to talk about.
Is it an affront to society's ability to meaningfully assess female sport performance when biological men begin to compete?
Ectogenesis is on the edge of moving from science fiction to reality. Artififical wombs might be ready to house premature born babies within the next few years.
Or at least a strategy?
Teenage sensation climate-activist Greta Thunberg talks a big emotionally-fraught game, but her claims aren't backed up by the data.
When is the right time for those struggling with gender dysphoria to transition? Sometimes the answer is never.
Social Demographers: 'Mental health benefits of cohesive family relationships during adolescence last through midlife.'
This is the story of one transgender man's affliction at the hands of careless medical professionals.
Austrailia: 'Transgender transitions are not justified by biological plausibility or proof of effect, but by the opinion of doctors running clinics.'
A few people still know how to laugh at themselves and others.
Many Americans are drowning in anxiety, and swimming against a tide of drugs. Should we think again about more holistic solutions to our health problems?
The emotional, physical, and intellectual damage wrought by the climate change movement now is coming into clear view. It’s an outcome that should enrage every parent.
Should we respond to the pain of infertility by making some mothers into birthers? What are the consequences for defining mother or child?
Should people stop having children? Even the bigwigs at the United Nations climate agency are starting to be concerned about the climate alarmism.
In the brave new world of artificial everything, anything is possible.
A classic children's novel questions the central tenant of transhumanism.
A lot of human society is based around fossil fuels. What would the consequence be if we eliminated them?
Facebook and Neuralink are hoping to be able to read or directly connect to your brain. This presents a whole set of ethical problems.
When 22 people were killed in El Paso, Texas, and nine more were killed in Dayton, Ohio, roughly 12 hours later, responses to the tragedy included many of the same myths and stereotypes Americans have grown used to hearing in the wake of a...
For their unorthodox views, some physicians are being treated as medical heretics. Google’s search engine algorithm has essentially ended traffic to their websites.
We must look back at Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and say, “Never again.”
Before you choose to birth strike for the uncertain good of the planet, it might be wise to consider these almost-certain truths.
Online video is contributing to both moral and environmental pollution.
It is not only the medical community who have been ignorant in diagnosing the disease. Family and friends have a hard time visualizing the symptoms of Lyme, and thus have a difficulty understanding the true debilitating nature of the illness.
Robotic pets will doubtless be delightful. But they may sharpen rather than blunt our increasing isolation.
“Contraceptives are the greatest life-saving, poverty-ending, women-empowering innovation ever created.”
As he took his first steps, he uttered words that would be written into history books for generations to come: “That’s one small step for man. One giant leap for mankind.”
Natural fertility takes over the App Store.
Statistics show there may exist more Good Samaritans than many believe, thus forcing us to rethink the Bystander Effect.
Here are seven highlights from her campaign and time in Congress over the past year.
When the theory exploded onto the scene in 1927 (first proposed, by the way, by Catholic priest and astronomer Georges Lemaître), it was seen as a blow to atheists and a vindication of Christianity.
Every once in a while, a news story pops up that should break our hearts. That, or make us retch.
Underneath its unoriginal premise, a Netflix show toys with the idea of giving the human race a complete reset.
Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.
There is a categorical difference between sending your children to the best school you can afford, for example, and altering their genetic code.
It should not be surprising that if social animals such as humans live alone, this will have a negative impact on their mental health.
There seems to be a wide gap between clinical practice and the research on which it should be based.
Greta and other Western children are given to understand that human beings — they themselves — are the problem.
When someone talks about someone having "rights," what do they mean?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has unfortunately taken a major step that, if not reversed, will undermine that trust.
If Darwinism was true, did it need to be touted as “still true?”
In all likelihood, assisted dying patients will have to take their chances, along with those tormented prisoners on gurneys in American prisons.
So, while journalists like to talk about how many people climate change will supposedly kill this year, the fact remains that the net gains in life expectancy continue to be positive.
Is it time we "affirm the knight"?
Maybe some day, scientists will evolve into philosophers. Only then will they be able to tell what the real difference between animals and humans is
Red Meat is good for you. It made the human race.
Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addresses the question.
Technological advance continues and nothing seems to stop it or slow it down. Philosopher Ortega Y Gasset says that this is rooted in the nature of man.
Simply shouting “climate change” doesn’t offer the state’s citizens a thorough explanation, nor does it yield tangible solutions that we can begin to implement now.
The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.
As the Grinch discovers, a fully human life is possible only for those whose hearts are big and full.
Therapists and journalists are beginning to question the wisdom of putting children on the transgender path.
Physicians have a responsibility to at least talk to their patients about these options before reaching for the prescription pad.
There's a major difference for family members experiencing natural death vs. assisted suicide.
No one likes to go under the knife... and unfortunately, that experience is set to get worse.
Stephen Hawking’s own personal brief history of time is up. But he left as he lived, feisty, modern and… depressing.
Is society so eager to affirm and advance those who struggle with gender dysphoria that it overlooks common sense and solid research?
Nordhaus’ contributions to economic science aren’t confined to the field of climate change. Here are three other contributions that give insight into the work of this celebrated economist.
Should we associate political disagreements with mental illness with such a dark history behind that practice?
The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than...
The Washington Post editorial board has
Successful womb transplants have given birth to the notion that transgender women or even cisgender men could bear children.
Is it time to stop making people feel guilty for not going to the polls?
A new study sheds some light on the issue.
Sometimes, the only way to help someone seems to be a cruel or nasty approach – a strategy that may leave the ‘helper’ feeling guilty and wrong.
Many past claims about climate change have proven false. Is it time we focused our attention on more pressing matters?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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....
This sort of antidote won’t stop people from going too far when consuming alcohol, but it...
People should not be fooled. Mark Zuckerberg never cared about your privacy.
Your inability to stop eating chips isn't merely a lack of willpower; it's the result of a conscious effort on the part of food scientists.
Research out of Yale University suggests the internet is making humans believe they are smarter than they actually are.
Resilience depends not only on what happens to us but how we interpret what happens to us.
Those in the medical community are beginning to speak up about the dangers of helping children transition to the opposite sex.
China’s rating scheme is the latest and most expansive effort by central planners to use government to encourage good behavior.
Are white people really responsible for carrying out more mass shootings? A look at the data.
Stephen Hawking once pronounced that he thought he was little more than a computer and that, because of this, he was unafraid to die.
There’s no doubt Hawking’s death is a huge loss to physics. But personally, what I will...
In his classic book 'The Art of Loving,' social psychologist Erich Fromm explained how 'being in love' depends largely on increasing our own capacity to love.
Stephen Hawking inspired millions by a unique example of achievement against all the odds – a manifestation of amazing willpower and determination.
Eight prisoners have applied for medical aid in dying.
People with high-conflict personality are the source of many of the most intense relationship conflicts, even though they account for just 10 percent of the population.
Abigail Marsh, an associate professor of psychology at Georgetown University, has discovered a trait common among altruistic people.
The best thing that a school district security department can do to protect students is to invest heavily in cultivating a personal relationship with every single student.
When it comes to the theory of multiple universes, one of the most important means by which a scientific hypothesis can be confirmed is simply unavailable.
Everybody can appreciate acts of kindness. But when it comes to explaining why we do them, people often take one of two extreme positions.
John Olson, a science specialist at the Minnesota Department of Education, had the opportunity to be a credentialed observer at the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. This is what he saw.
When we confabulate, we tell a story that is fictional, while believing that it is a true story.
Nearly one in four people caught cheating were exposed through Facebook, a recent UK study found.
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's 1946 work 'Man’s Search for Meaning' is considered one of the most influential books of all time. It may also hold a key to happiness and success.
How reliable are decades-old memories?
Will your job be one of those that soon disappears?
Do a quick search for “snakes” in the news and you’ll find people terrified, bitten or, sadly, killed by these creatures.
James Cook University professor Peter Ridd was censured and gagged after publicly expressing concerns about the vetting process of scientific research.
The actual entanglements of religious tradition and the development of science are far more interesting than the superficial conflict common today – and far more important.
Generally women involved in teacher-pupil sexual abuse cases do not fit the mould of what many consider a “predatory paedophile.”
Research published in the journal "Emotion" shows how changes in how we're spending our free time coincided with a drop in the happiness of a million students surveyed.
The test has been shown to reliably detect early stage and curable cancers. It has also been found to rarely be positive in people who don’t have cancer.
Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035, according to new projections.
A "sexpert" explains.
Collective narcissists are not simply content to be members of a valuable group, a psychologist explains.
Nearly one third of modern marriages in the US now begin online - but that's not the whole story.
The future in a representative capitalist democracy has never shown any inclination to permanency, but the volume and velocity of change approaching our species in the current age may be unprecedented.
Given gluten-free foods cost around 17% more, perhaps it’s time to reconsider a strict gluten-free diet.
A Canadian doctor argues that the flu may hit men worse than women.
5 feet of snow is keeping families together like nothing else does these days!
Though Wells and Orwell were debating in the era of Nazism, many of their arguments reverberate today in contemporary debates over science and policy.
New research suggests parents may hold the key to fidelity.
Perhaps it is time to reevaluate your conservation goals, and revisit SeaWorld.
An awareness that pragmatism, not hypocrisy, runs both left and right should open an avenue for productive conversation among Americans across the spectrum.
A new study conducted by researchers at Vanderbilt University found that gay men make considerably more than straight men, on average.
An identity is not biological, it is psychological, a pediatrician writes.
Euphemisms build walls around political tribes and inhibit actual communication.
Cannabis growers know something that climate scientists apparently don’t know.
The World Medical Association added language to the Physician's Oath calling on doctors to 'respect the autonomy and dignity' of patients who identify as transgender.
Former President Barack Obama, during a visit to India, said "there’s no way" to bridge differences with climate change skeptics.
A new Gallup poll reveals a troubling trend in the U.S.: Americans are detached from reality.
Reducing the prison population requires a deeper understanding of what drives "the revolving door," two academics say.
Harvard-educated author and self-described "lie spotter" Pamela Meyer says spotting lies is not that hard--if you know what signs to look for.
It isn’t uncommon for scientists to try to use philosophers for target practice.
If the father is the natural intermediary between the child and the world as a result of the biological differences between the mother and the father, then that is not a role to toss aside lightly.
Are we doomed to mix politics and climate science?
Many of Hollywood's brightest stars have been accused of what a sex therapist calls ‘eroticized rage’.
Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said 'Well done girls' when addressing a group that included a transgender student.
The urge to check social media is now stronger than the urge for sex, a recent study found.
Intellectual diversity creates awareness of our own blinders.
New data highlighted by the New York Times shows that hospital admissions for suicidal teens have doubled in the last decade.
Ivanka Trump recently shared her struggles with postpartum depression on Dr. Oz -- and was immediately criticized for it.
A recent study found there are four ways people often make a bad impression on others.
The "world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon" is getting more and more requests to reverse sex change procedures.
The data show that the opioid crisis is dire and getting worse.
Writing at the Washington Post, statistician Leah Libresco explains that basically everything she believed about the effectiveness of gun control turned out to be wrong.
An environmental consultant asks eight important questions, while pointing out some inconvenient facts.
Brewing a great cup of coffee is all about chemistry and physics.
Should one actually put stock in these “indicators of intelligence”?
Cornell University gerontologist Karl Pillemer conducted a massive study involving 700-plus individuals wedded for some 40,000 years.
A therapist offers 16 signs of narcissistic abuse.
The U. of Illinois Chicago study found that liberals and conservatives are equally likely to be science denialists.
Infants are keen observers of the social world.
Donut eating can teach us a lot about human psychology and economic principles.
Data suggests teens are taking longer than ever to grow up, a psychologist says.
Pope Francis loves to praise dialogue. But when it comes to global warming he is in 'the science is settled' camp.
Mentally weak people tend to do these three things, according to psychotherapist Amy Morin.
“You think that their emotional problems are going to get better by giving them estrogen, fine. That’s called optimism. It’s not called scientific method."
Many people are claiming that man-made global warming has intensified rainfall and hurricanes, but is this really the case?
Pundits and politicians in the wake of Hurricane Harvey focused on saying, 'I told you so.' But evidence does not support the claim.
Soul musician Daryl Davis can be a model for how to change people’s minds.
Numerous media outlets have attempted to tie recent hurricane activity to global warming. But are the claims supported by scientific evidence?
At a lecture given at the Library of Congress, medievalist and biologist Erin Connelly discussed the relevance of medieval medicine.
Hormones and surgical changes can affect one’s external appearance, but no innate biological change of sex occurs.
The formation of a relationship between two people is an unusually complicated behaviour.
A new survey shows more than half—56% to be precise—of Google's employees say the company was wrong to fire engineer James Damore for his controversial memo.
Four scientists writing for Quillette magazine said the memo was scientifically accurate.
The two episodes of 'Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds' set out to explore the increasing isolation of older people within our communities.
Exorcism is surging in the U.S., and CNN just profiled one of the world's top exorcists. But is demonic possession even real?
Engineering education programs seek to 'de-center' Western civilization from the curricula.
Do we now value animals more than children?
Food science in modern times has been largely defined by hyperbolic conclusions and substantiations that go well beyond scientific facts.
There are those in the sciences who think that empirical science is the only avenue to truth.
Is it possible that the common narrative of discrimination against women has been crafted by selective forces?
I think he made the right decision—and as someone who lived as trans-female for several years, I should know.
Even when the evidence seems to point to intelligent design, hold out for a purely materialistic, designer-free explanation. One is sure to come along—sooner or later.
The psychopath is often portrayed as cold-blooded and fearless, and, most of all, as a predator incapable of human emotion.
Though it has long been recognized as moral problem, scientific evidence now shows that pornography might cause other problems as well.
There is a chance it will bring benefits both for their baby and others.
Would interest in science and math soar if kids learned such subjects through hands-on experience in the garden?
Charlie Gard’s tragedy is a mere distraction in the march of progress.
Professionals who dare to question the unscientific party line of supporting gender transition therapy could find themselves maligned or out of a job.
Objectification ends up undermining women, not providing the empowerment they seek.
Is the Heartland Institute right to call this research project “phony science?” Are we turning into “a world of fantasy” and “a world of global...
The internet says if you drink black coffee you're more likely to be a psychopath. So it must be true, right?
A Harvard study examining income, work, and marital stability suggests that 'bread-winning remains a central component of the marital contract for husbands.'
European and American men report the same primary reason for cheating. And it has nothing to do with marital happiness or contentment.
Authors Michael W. Anderson, a licensed psychologist, and Timothy D. Johanson, an MD, offer a list of indicators.
These are the kinds of dismal consequences which are seldom reported in the media. Even more disturbing, they are seldom studied by academics.
Our planet is warming, humans are the primary or sole cause, and something must be done. But is that really the case? As it turns out, many distinguished scientists are not...
Cosmologist Andrei Linde outlined the possibility of creating a universe in a laboratory: a whole new cosmos that might one day evolve its own stars, planets and intelligent life.
A new study concludes that teen ‘jokesters’ are not significantly skewing data results.
There is an effort afoot to convince people that humans are essentially no different than other animals. But the idea doesn't hold up under scrutiny.
Many of the global warming lobby's own people deny that the Paris agreement does much of anything to reduce temperatures.
President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.
Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement has precipitated a torrent of responses.
The idea that we live in a “multiverse” made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a possibility.
President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
Research shows that open people don’t just bring a different perspective, they genuinely see things differently to the average individual.
A Dilbert cartoon on climate change appears to have irked climatologists and a communications group at Yale University.
Poachers are trawling scientific papers for information on the location and habits of new, rare species.
What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today.
The surprising benefits of sadness.
The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century.
Science isn’t inherently associated with liberal or conservative viewpoints, but tribal politics does influence how people think about science.
In some universities, academics are waging a flat-out war on reality.
A new paper seems to ignore recent climate models in order to proclaim that global warming is on the rise.
New scientific findings show that men and women have huge genetic differences previously unknown.
The rise of obesity in the U.S. tracks closely with the expansion of America's primary food assistance program.
Did the celebrity science spokesman cover up his past views on gender?
IQ isn't the only way to measure smarts.
Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom.
Let’s take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today’s environmentalists’ predictions.
In 1970, when Earth Day was conceived,...
This is a popular historical canard that has everything going for it except objectivity, rationality, and impartiality.
Marching is an expression of subjective emotions. Science is an attempt to put subjectivity aside to discover how nature works.
Neil deGrasse Tyson released a new video on what he sees as a growing anti-intellectualism in the U.S..
If scientists really want to know who’s to blame for bad science, they need to look at themselves.
Francis Collins, a world-leading geneticist, says there need be no conflict between religion and science.
As such a study makes perfectly clear, we’re all biased. The question is, what are we going to do with that knowledge?
Nancy Edison rejected schooling in favor of learning for Thomas Edison.
The National Minimum Drinking Age Act (NMDA) is something Donald Trump should move to repeal. Let states decide.
Are they really likely to eat your flesh?
Temps are rising, but data contradicts a direct cause and effect between CO2 levels and temperature increases.
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam warned that people divorced from community "are first and foremost among the supporters of extremism.”
University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.
It is bad enough to torture the data, but it is indefensible to torture patients based on manipulated results.
Isaac Asimov’s laws are still mentioned as a template for guiding our development of robots.
Sociologists, economists, geographers and historians describe the divide from different angles.
Children are natural musicians, as they readily sing, dance and play music from the time they are infants.
The targeted cuts would have a positive impact beyond the US debt clock.
Much of what the media reports as “science” is actually partisan propaganda that is refuted by science. The issue of global warming is rife with this.
Defective corn kernels show striking similarities to cancer cells, researchers discovered.
Humans tend to be fascinated by arrogant people, but they don’t want to live like them.
Three out of five people (58%) admit they Google health information to avoid seeing a health professional.
Why do we think children prefer reading on screens versus paper?
Sleepwalking is on the rise, researchers say. Why do some enter into such a potentially harmful state during sleep?
Philosopher Jesse Prinz has argued that empathy is prejudiced and leads to “moral myopia.”
Academics say in new paper that moral outrage is "a means of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings and restoring a moral identity.”
A recent Pew Internet Survey found that four out of 10 people online have been harassed online.
In the digital playground that is Facebook, our inputs are binary.
An unhealthy belief in the importance of the self makes people reactive, defensive, and unhappy.
Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.
Though nano-techology can’t do everything that science fiction has promised just yet, it is changing the world as we know it.
Medical experts speak out against supporting transitions for transgender children.
The stereotype that women are by nature better than men at child rearing is reinforced by the assumption that parental duties must be split equally.
The ban comes days after the British paper published a story in which a whistleblower alleged a federal agency manipulated climate data.
Rather than suppressing our kids’ natural behavior with powerful medications, maybe we need to learn to suppress our own.
Politics is not the only place to look for 'fake news".
A pair of researchers found that traffic jams don't just waste time and fuel, they actually precipitate domestic violence.
Children born into cohabiting families are about twice as likely to see their parents split, a new study found.
According to recent estimates, the average age at which boys now begin use of Internet pornography is 11.
“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.
Those leading the boycott may be suffering from what one author calls the Othello Principle: “The eye sees what the mind looks for.”
Will our efforts to manipulate mankind through science only end in dehumanizing our own selves?
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy…
Stop panicking about the “gag order” or “censorship” of federal agencies like the EPA.
Interpreting fossils that aren’t there comes with its own peculiar challenges, but the gaps that haunt the record also tell a story.
It’s related to something called information avoidance.
The problem with implicit bias tests.
Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish.
The judge did not go easy on her.
Penn State is launching a campaign to help students cope with the stress, anxiety and distress they feel as Trump's presidency nears.
A pair of academic researchers found that the more people used their phones the less they trusted strangers.
National Geographic is now trying its hand at gender theory.
Have we been misguided in our attempts toward gender neutrality?
There are some things that evolutionary biology can’t answer.
Technology has advanced exponentially since the Industrial Revolution 200 years ago. But why?
The film, which is slated to hit theaters in October, will probe a timeless and timely question: What does it mean to be human?
While giving women a platform to conduct sex work, webcamming also generates sizeable corporate profits.
Confirmation Bias (noun): the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories.
His belief in the unity of the cosmos had far-reaching implications for understanding humanity.
Ten years ago, no one would have believed it. But today 1.6 billion people are empowered to realize their own unique identities in this space
Torture can be defined in many ways but it is always intentional and concerns inflicting psychological or physical pain to gain information.
Research shows that 83 percent of five-year-olds think that Santa Claus is real. Why?
Unless you like brain parasites that cause subtle sex-specific changes in your personality.
A pair of Harvard researchers found that humans spend nearly half their time thinking about something other than what they’re doing.
A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending.
Has the first negative side effect to cannabis finally been found?
Tis the season of love, merriment, and ... binge drinking.
As Heraclitus said, “A man’s character is his fate.” So what makes character?
The newest relationship buster: a pair of researchers found that excessive smartphone usage ranks right up there with bad sex and money problems.
In a letter to his 11-year-old son, Einstein explained ‘the way to learn the most.’
Friends and students described the now-dead Ohio State student as bright, humble, and nice. So what went wrong?
Gay men and other men who have sex with men are the only risk group in the U.S. to be experiencing an increase in HIV infections.
Getting through the 30s and early 40s is key.
Women prisoners were three times as likely to be sexually victimized by women inmates than were men inmates by other male inmates.
What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?
Christiane Amanpour recently gave a speech condemning 'fake news' in our 'post-truth' culture. But did she fudge her own facts?
The win was described as "absolutely huge".
The tendency to surround ourselves with people who share our moral purity concerns is contributing to social and political polarization.
Tinder is lust. Netflix is sloth ... and it all adds up to idolatry.
It’s clear that meaningful connection to other people is as essential to health as the air we breathe.
For men, it offers the normal experience of pursuing women but requires no effort or courage.
Shedding more light on Tuesday's biggest surprise.
The more we live life in the force field of our expectations, the more disappointment, frustration, anxiety, and anger we experience.
Premiums are soaring, but it's not just enrollees who are feeling the pain.
Narcissists are fully capable of pretending to be caring and compassionate, but they genuinely do not care about anyone more than themselves.
Can anyone be certain their grievances are on solid ground?
Lying is not a matter of physical law, but of moral injunction.
Fear is fashionable. Terror is trendy. Monsters are mainstream. Why?
Bigfoot is a type of pseudo-scientific myth understood in the language of memory.
A recent study shows how the human brain adapts to dishonesty.
A pair of astronomers seem to think so.
Don't do these things.
Fear of government topped the list. Can you guess what didn’t make the cut?
Sometimes it's difficult to get out of your own head.
New research suggests it can thicken parts of your gray matter in some key areas.
Does a peer-reviewed paper on breast flashing during a hockey tournament for lesbians count as laudable scholarship?
John Gottman, a psychologist and relationship counselor, said these six things actually often are signs of a healthy relationship.
"Sometimes, the lights inside are still on. We must help these patients trapped in the prisons of their own bodies."
Wanda Diaz Merced lost her ability to gaze at the stars, so she found a way to overcome her sensory gap.
A Christian writer's response to Richard Dawkins.
A recent study suggests great apes able to think about others’ thoughts and emotions more than previously believed.
It's pretty wild.
A huge study finds that users face higher risks to their mental health.
A new study shows that millennials love dropping ‘the occasional F bomb’ at work.
Many conservatives have been trash-talking the humanities.
Darwin thought he could account for man's speech, but Tom Wolfe has his doubts.
A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.
A study found that IQs in Western nations have dropped more than one point per decade since the Victorian Era.
Research indicates that eye color might actually be a better indicator of one's drinking tolerance than body weight.
What do voters do when they consider all of the options bad?
Psychology can help explain why clowns – the supposed purveyors of jokes and pranks – often end up sending chills down our spines.
And four ways to protect yourself.
Academic researchers interviewed 71 pimps and found out how they hide in plain sight.
Here are the five things kids will remember of you.
And is it a blessing or a curse?
A series of recent studies highlights how techno-addiction is seeping into the classroom.
A British academic just came out with a book about it.
Here are five diseases and chronic conditions that have been linked to a lack of sleep.
Scientific dogma, as well as religious dogma, presented challenges to Galileo's theory.
'Hundreds of millions, if not billions of people could become climate refugees, as their homelands become uninhabitable.'
Evidence suggests that hiking is not only good for you, but actually changes the makeup of your brain (in a good way).
"We will not, at any time, debate the science of climate change, nor will the ‘other side’ of the climate change debate be taught..."
Engaging in sexual activity on a regular basis boosts mental, emotional, and physical health.
The ingredients of “Star Trek” had been slow-cooking in creator Gene Roddenberry’s brain for years, but pitfalls nearly doomed the show.
When an academic discipline is in thrall to an ideology, realities cease to matter for many in the field.
It's even worse than you think.
Perhaps it’s more accurate to say evidence suggests millennials are less social than any previous generation in recent memory.
Certain foods contain certain vitamins, minerals, fats and antioxidants that can help change our brain chemistry.
Difficulties in dating fossils have plagued anthropology since its inception.
Racy texts, photos, and videos 'most likely to occur within a committed relationship,' says social scientist.
Lives are at stake!
Music training during childhood, even for a period as brief as two years, can accelerate brain development and sound processing.
Psychologist: 'Data shows that it is very hard for people not to be prejudiced towards people they disagree with, however open they might be.'
Margaret Mead’s 'Coming of Age in Samoa' is a cautionary tale of the consequences of agenda-driven social science.
Elementary school students should not be assigned homework, a pair of academic researchers say. Here's why.
Why the 'primordial soup' theory is all wrong.
Researchers recently analyzed the impact social media has on young people’s character and moral development.
Reading magazines and newspapers did not produce the same result.
It has something to do with the virtues and values emphasized in each of the franchises.
Millennial males in college are significantly weaker than their fathers, new research suggests.
Is our society overlooking one of the primary benefits of work?
Part of the problem is that happiness isn’t just one thing.
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.
A professor of cognitive science suggests the world that exists is nothing like the one we perceive.
That fight or flight instinct applies to more than physical danger.
A Temple University physicist might have stumbled upon a method for making better chocolate.
The theory is based on the idea that humans tend to respond negatively to restrictions on their autonomy or freedom of choice.
Some of those powerful memories from your childhood? They are probably fake.
A scientist conducts a crazy-sounding experiment to find out.
Is the data an outlier or the start of a trend?
But is there a hole in the analysis?
Introverts are often misunderstood.
The father of modern criminology believed that criminality was genetically determined. We've come a long way since then. Or have we?
In order to maintain good emotional health, it is important to recognize the signs of low self-esteem early and learn how to stave them off.
New research suggests that virgin brides have the lowest divorce rates.
The researchers say they read the data backwards; these traits are linked to liberals.
Religious believers sometimes say that atheism is a “faith,” and in that sense a religion. That’s debatable because they’re using the word ‘faith’ ambiguously, and trading on that ambiguity. But according to NYU social psychologist...
‘The final resolution could be that god is a mathematician.’
University of Cambridge researchers found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men.
She wants to be president and likes the movie Terminator though.
Debunking historical narratives is hard work—even when the narratives are not true.
Is that really a sign of progress though?
A glance at the data suggests sex crimes involving female teachers are on the rise (big time).
In the era of Big Data, those that are able to quickly comprehend and manipulate complex datasets come out ahead – way ahead.
From 'doors to hell' to crooked forests, the world is full of wonder.
How data analytics has gone from measuring to controlling reality.
But don't write off marriage with children just yet. The psychologist buried what is perhaps the most salient (and positive) part of his findings.
An economist's chart reveals that the fight against global poverty is actually going really well. So why doesn't it feel that way?
It's a metaphor that really doesn't work, a prominent scientist recently said.
The surgeon has already performed a successful head transplant on a monkey in China. But ethical questions loom.
Still, the bombings of Japan during World War II raise tough questions.
Aristotle probably would have said so.
The National Academy of Sciences just released a report on a hot topic in America.
On the bright side, we can safely eat red meat again.
Unlike traditional psychology, positive psychology offers the kind of concrete, practical advice that is often missing from Christian moral theology.
A look at the five most common reasons for plane crashes and other airline disasters.
It might seem counter-intuitive, but women who have more children tend to live longer, a recent study found.
Logic sinks without a trace in a sea of assertions and theories.
Are there differences between men’s and women’s brains – or not?
People will generally get one question wrong, and one right.
A new study undermines the idea that the road to happiness is found through focus on oneself.
Scientists acknowledge that the student, who used a star map and Google Earth, discovered something large and man made.
There seems to be a great deal of confusion on who classifies as a "friend."
Between the constellations Cygnus, the Swan, and Lyra, the harp, rests an invisible star.
His insights often lead to better self-understanding.
The research is compelling.
The downside? It could be a sign of primitive (and cynical) thinking inherited from early homo sapiens.
We make up to 35,000 decisions a day. Try to avoid these ways of thinking.
People with overactive immune systems may be more predisposed than others, a new study found.
‘Workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers,’ a former Facebook employee told Gizmodo.
Subjects receive electric signals as they sleep, and results show they outperform the placebo group by a hefty margin.
Find out how the island fox might be changing our understanding of natural selection.
People do it all the time.
Christian theology and Freud identify three types of ‘bad love’—and they’re pretty much everywhere in our culture.
Are you an owl or a lark?
A burst of light marks the moment when human sperm meets an egg.
The sacred cows just look different.
Is it possible that language as truth is not evolving, but disintegrating?
The human brain is complex and often misunderstood.
Did you know crows are wicked smart?
The U.S. has largely resisted the anti-spanking trend. Will that change?
Depression is a terrible beast, isn’t it?
Two Harvard scientists debate the question.
According to Tolstoy, death no longer has meaning for civilized man.
Our stuff can now surveil pretty much everything we do.
Alloparenting consists in both extended family and non-related people, mostly female, being...
CEO says clinical trials to begin that would reverse brain death.
The longer the silence goes on, the larger two questions loom.
The longer the silence goes on, the larger two questions loom.
The questions are easy, but you’ll probably get all of them wrong.
If the current political campaigns have revealed anything about Americans, it is that they loathe changing their minds.
Psychologists Kristin Jay and Timothy Jay presented research suggesting that people well-versed in curse words are more likely to
Responsible scientists shouldn't be so dogmatic.
You can even take America’s most popular psychological profile test and find out what Star Wars character you are.
Scientific research suggests money spent on experiences offers more long-term happiness.
A sociologist says yes, but scientific research on the subject remains mixed.
From the emails they get in their inbox to the contents of their cereal boxes, kids should grow up encouraged to ask questions and seek out reliable evidence.
That’s what a psychologist argued on Reddit.
But there is ONE element which research shows makes a difference in the lives of young children.
A new study says yes.
A pair of Cornell researchers found that incompetent people cannot recognize their own incompetence.
On April 4, 2094 B.C. the world’s first recorded eclipse took place. And people freaked.
Skynet will never become self-aware.
But is his enthusiasm misplaced?
Our systems – and women – are tough on short men, studies show.
The sphericity of the earth, heliocentrism, and even evolution, had early antecedents.
Think you are a moral person? Studies show that moral behavior deviates sharply based on situational context.
There seems to be an underlying message about science and progress.
The response provoked chuckles, but it bears asking: Does A.I pose a threat to human life?
We might be closer to confronting the ethical debate from Jurassic Park than anyone believed.
If too much socialization wears you out, it might be because you’re smart.
The Holocaust Museum: A Warning against Tyranny, a Tribute to Liberty
Perhaps pills shouldn't be the go-to panacea.
Norwegian Study: Marriages are stronger with traditional arrangements.
Science is hard work, even for geniuses.
The pressure to get funding is extraordinary, and its causing some scientists to fudge their data.
In many cases, what used to be called simple “unhappiness” gets medicalized as “depression”...
Chaotic environments can lead to overeating.
Has medicine today become too much about process, and not enough about relationships?
Humans' Neanderthal DNA is linked to a number of conditions.
Cleanliness is certainly good, but have Americans actually over-obsessed in this area?
On Tuesday, the CDC recommended that all women who are sexually active, fertile, and don't use birth control should stop drinking.
It raises some deep questions.
Eagles are being trained to take down drones.
Not just science fiction anymore.
“Risk compensation” is the theory that adopting certain safety measures can actually increase risky behavior.
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