It can be hard to understand why a person would be an atheist. Bertrand Russell is here to help.
Two recent announcements—well, one announcement and one pronouncement—are making the rounds: popular self-help author Marianne Williamson has thrown herself into the political ring by running for the congressional seat in […]
Media provocateurs and conspiracy theorists insist that they're "just asking questions." No, they aren’t.
Sludge may be inevitable, but there are better ways to manage such frictions in our daily lives.
A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.
It's been precisely 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang occurred. Here's how we know.
One single plot of data embodies the most profound thing we know about the stars.
New research suggests you can't fake your emotional state to improve your work life — you have to feel it.
And can scientists even agree on what ‘nothing’ means? The more curious we get about the great cosmic unknowns, the more unanswered questions our investigations of the Universe will reveal. […]
The pendulum didn’t tick right when they brought it here: the start of a fascinating story. For nearly three full centuries, the most accurate way that humanity kept track of […]
What leads people to believe in "chi" attacks and "no-touch" knockouts?
The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.
There are many ways to posit the fundamental nature of reality.
Brett M. Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of three women who's accused him of sexual assault, are due to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Researchers believe that the practice of sleeping through the whole night didn’t really take hold until just a few hundred years ago.
A college professor used YONDR pouches to stop students from accessing their smartphones.
A well-deserved award for the discovery over a century in the making. “Well, I walked into Building 20 and looked in at the various little labs. There was a bunch of […]
A new study suggests you should show "sportsmanship" instead of complaining about problems at work.
The philosopher believed we craved for something less pleasant.
Albert Einstein's political contributions are frequently eclipsed by his scientific achievements. But the physicist was active in political thought, and his insights remain relevant today.
Three passages that will pay dividends when parsed carefully by a patient reader.
Be honest. Nobody’s listening. How happy are you?