The phenomenon that makes our favourite drinks bubbly is, alarmingly, the same one that causes decompression sickness in divers. Why do we still love it?
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“Brain imaging is not a very good way to test subtle distinctions [in the brain]…it’s like trying to find out something about New York City by studying New York State,” […]
Without Étienne-Joseph-Théophile Thoré, the genius of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer would have been lost to time.
Is science for everyone, or just the morally upright?
“Block. It puts some writers down for months. It puts some writers down for life.”
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony sends yet another strong message to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
In paint form, the world's "whitest white" reflects so much light that surfaces become cooler than the surrounding air.
In the Canaan religion, Yahweh was a lesser god, who was assigned the land of Israel. Here's how he became "God Almighty."
In terms of sheer productivity, “-gate” has no peer. Wikipedia’s list of -gates has over 260 entries.
After it became clear that the world wasn't 6,000 years old, some proposed that northern peoples had emerged independently from others.
Distinguishing fact from fiction can be tough, especially when it comes to people as controversial as Stalin.
Russian movies continue to be used as a mouthpiece for the country's political leadership.
We have pipelines for oil and natural gas. Why not water?
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but no one is entitled to their own facts. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but no one is entitled to their own […]
The heart of the religious ritual is mysticism, argues Brian Muraresku in "The Immortality Key."
Fear-mongering is now a billion-dollar industry.
Will Storr has written a masterful guide to writing with "The Science of Storytelling."
Goodnight, sweet Spitzer.
Now an insult, 'cretin' was the medical term for a debilitating disease endemic in the Alps until the early 20th century.
When the protection of academic freedom is compromised, scholarship and greater society suffer the effects.
We should care about constitutional rights for all, says lawyer and religious freedom scholar Asma T. Uddin. If they are denied for some, history demonstrates how they may be at risk for us all.
In his book, Earth Emotions, Glenn Albrecht coins "psychoterratic."
"Brasilia, the biggest paper town ever."
There are reasons you look the way you do.
Philosophers and practical ethicists might gain something from considering the Overton window of political possibilities.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
It's not what you have, it's what you do with it.
Facing mounting pressure from the public and government agencies, the e-cigarette maker announced major changes to its business model on Tuesday.
Be glad your name isn't attached to any of these bad ideas.