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The Seventh Sense

Long thought to be divorced from the brain, the immune system turns out to be intimately involved in its functioning

2 hours ago — Jonathan Kipnis

How to Overcome Antiscientific Thinking

Convincing people who doubt the validity of climate change and evolution to change their beliefs requires overcoming a set of ingrained cognitive biases

July 13, 2018 — Douglas T. Kenrick, Adam B. Cohen, Steven L. Neuberg and Robert B. Cialdini

The Real Paleo Diet

Microscopic wear patterns on fossil teeth reveal what our ancestors ate—and provide insights into how climate change shaped human evolution

July 12, 2018 — Peter S. Ungar

The Art of Lying

Lying has gotten a bad rap. In fact, it is among the most sophisticated accomplishments of the human mind. But how can one tell if a person is fibbing?

July 11, 2018 — Theodor Schaarschmidt

How Does the Quantum World Cross Over?

The universe according to quantum mechanics is strange and probabilistic, but our everyday reality seems nailed down. New experiments aim to probe where—and why—one realm passes into the other

June 19, 2018 — Tim Folger

The Science of Endometriosis

Endometriosis spreads like a vine through the bodies of roughly 176 million women worldwide, causing agony and infertility. Science has struggled to understand the condition, but new research is sparking hope for improved treatments soon

May 29, 2018 — Jena Pincott

Here Come the Waves

After a clutch of historic detections, gravitational-wave researchers have set their sights on some ambitious scientific quarry

May 22, 2018 — Davide Castelvecchi and Nature magazine

The New Biography of the Sun

Our closest star has a much more exciting biography than scientists once assumed. New research illuminates the sun's past and potential future

May 17, 2018 — Rebecca Boyle