Control. Without a sense of control, we feel less safe. With a sense of control – whether we actually have that control or not – we feel safer. A […]
“I prefer fiction because in fiction I do whatever I want,” says Chilean-American author Isabel Allende, who has published 18 books of fiction, non-fiction and memoirs over the past three […]
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Chronic irregular sleep in children was associated with psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to a recent study out of the University of Birmingham's School of Psychology.
The history of women being elected to offices of supreme power is short. Here are 10 women who have made the most of that time.
Terrified of blushing? You might have erythrophobia.
Ancient humans may have evolved to slumber efficiently — and in a crowd.
Horses pranced around the western hemisphere until they went extinct in the late Holocene. They were reintroduced by European colonists — though where, when, and how has remained unclear.
Genetic analysis reveals that a specimen collected in 2019 is the same subspecies as one caught more than a century earlier.
Humans seemingly have opposing desires to fit in and to be unique. The interplay between these might drive the evolution of fads.
A 2020 study has revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
New research from the University of Granada found that stress could help determine sex.
The pieces don't represent an army, they stand in for the Western social order.
A new study finds that some people just want privacy.
A new survey highlights the side effects of using Google to self-diagnose.
Legislators push to keep cursive in their schools' curricula, but experts seem split as to whether it's necessary.
A new study compared cognitive boosts from running versus relaxing.
Men are barbarians, while women are civilizing. Or at least, that's how the stereotype goes.
Many people were upset when NPR tweeted out the Declaration of Independence.
From inhospitable volcanoes to life so unique we discovered evolution there, the Galapagos is an incredible scientific story. “I was always amused when overtaking one of these great monsters [a […]
Studies show that television shows featuring minorities help us ease our attitudes toward people who are "different." We look back at the past thirty years and see how that came to be.
The holiday season is a zone of attrition in which a lot of folks get dumped by their significant others. In a post from earlier today, Alice Pfeiffer of The Guardian says to let your wardrobe help you through your breakup.