The new Center for Humane Technology aims to lead the fight against society’s obsession with the Web, apps and social media—but it may just add to the confusion
Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ
Cuban scientists and a new American report both shoot down a list of bizarre theories
In Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now, he argues that we live in the best of times—and must remain devoted to reason and humanism if that is to continue
More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite?
The two conditions often coincide, but the search for common biological roots turns up conflicting evidence
In a new book, an argument for giving children more of a sense of control over their lives
Science reveals our deepest purpose
Savvy Psychologist helps us all be less sensitive to inevitable criticism
The wild up-and-down swings of the markets this week reveals the underlying dynamics of herd behavior in the buying and selling of securities
Researchers identify a major risk factor for pernicious effects of misinformation
During feel-good holiday periods like Christmas and Eid-al-Fitr, romance strikes—leading to a boom in births nine months later. Karen Hopkin reports.
Cases of criminal behavior after brain injury raise profound questions about the neuroscience of free will.
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals seven ways to tell if someone is lying
Mounting evidence shows that relationships should be a public health priority
Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen breaks the glass on 5 body hacks that pull the plug on overwhelming emotion
Those with an IQ above 120 are perceived as less effective, regardless of actual performance
Why air pollution may increase crime
New data suggest the rate hovers between two and three percent