The negative associations of introversion help to explain why loneliness now carries such social stigma.
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The 'Great Polish Map of Scotland' is the coolest map story you've never heard of.
In honor of John Glenn, here are some of the most badass things that happened in space that you might not know about -- but totally should.
When Howard Zinn first published A People’s History of the United States in 1980, he hoped to start a “quiet revolution” in the way people viewed history. By giving voice […]
Here’s what it would look like if we started dreaming again. “There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program — your tax-dollar will go further.” –Wernher von Braun […]
There are a number of issues at stake in the way Americans choose to think of their heritage and celebrate their creation story on Thanksgiving. After all, creation stories serve as a guide for how we function as a society today.
“Knowledge is limited,” Albert Einstein once said, “imagination encircles the world.” A new program at the CERN physics laboratory, home to the Large Hadron Collider, takes Einstein’s words as their […]
In a nation of over 300 million people, you would think that ABC could find someone else besides Andrew Breitbart to analyze election results. Who are they going to feature […]
DOES SIZZLING SUMMER HEAT GENERATE NEWS ATTENTION TO GW? Some Evidence Says Yes; Hot Weather Provides Another Narrative Opportunity to Tell the Story of Climate Change
Previously I posted that journalists and news organizations have a “limited carrying capacity,” meaning that they can’t pay attention to all issues all the time, so that when one issue […]
The history of money is a history of convenience, and spending has never been easier than it is today.
All American and European eels originate in the same place.
More than any other nation, Japan tends to feel comfortable with the idea of humanoid robots entering the home.
Our society mostly emphasizes developing logical, procedural thinking skills, but this isn't the only way to come up with great ideas.
This is a perversion of justice.
While most participants fibbed a little bit, laptop users were much more likely to lie – and by a lot more.
What's the point of all that money?
It’s simple to make, easy to use, and should work against any variant.
The weird and wild ways mummy fever swept through Europe.
To reap the benefits of digital technologies, we must contend with their addictive designs.
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
"Immodest Acts" tells the story of Benedetta Carlini, a lesbian nun who claimed to be a mystic visionary but failed to convince the leaders of her faith.
Despite all that we've learned about the Universe, there remain unanswered, and possibly unanswerable, questions. Could "God" be the answer?
After it became clear that the world wasn't 6,000 years old, some proposed that northern peoples had emerged independently from others.
From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's second law.
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
Once limited in range, mass hysteria can now spread across the globe in an instant.
Birthrates are cyclical and have gone up and down throughout history.
Apart from divine authority, is there an ethical basis for right and wrong?
Information economics suggests that "no news" means somebody is hiding something. But people are bad at noticing that.
ExtendNY stretches the Big Apple's gridiron all across the globe – with some bizarre effects