Science

Mindlessness Can Be Just as Productive as Mindfulness
In praise of zoning out
October 29, 2014

Mindlessness actualyl enables creative thinking and personal problem-solving.

Stop Celebrating the Pope's Views on Evolution and the Big Bang. They Make No Sense.
October 29, 2014

If "God is not a divine being or a magician," then what is He?

Are Political Beliefs Predetermined at Birth?
A weird new social science tries to explain our polarized politics
October 25, 2014

A weird new social science tries to explain our polarized politics.

Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder
October 24, 2014

We do not like to think about our decrepit and declining future—and so we end up unprepared for it.

Can Science Fiction Writers Predict Technology’s Future?
October 17, 2014

Should science fiction writers be sending their first drafts to the patent office?

Everyone Is Dreaming About Ebola
October 17, 2014

The disease is even affecting us in our sleep.

Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt
I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer
October 13, 2014

I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer.

The Scientists Studying Life After Death Are Not Total Frauds
October 08, 2014

Scientists want to know exactly what it means to be dead.

Here’s What Happens When You Tell White People America Is Getting Less White
October 08, 2014

Science explores the nature of the "threat."

Share Your Chocolate. It'll Make It Taste Better.
October 06, 2014

Finally. Scientific proof that splitting the cake makes it more satisfying.

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