If our brain is a computer, then our interactions with our parents are the default setting. And when things go faulty or get stressful in our adult lives, our neurons head for a familiar path, one usually set in early development. In other words, science
It turns out that when you look down at your phone the weight of your big dumb head puts unbearable strain on your neck and spine.
It's hard to decisively say that the extreme weather this month is the result of global climate change, but it's also hard to decisively say that it isn't. Thanks, science!
A new study may help erode the notion that sexual orientation is a choice—if the homophobic fanatics around the world take it seriously, that is.
A study just found that white people think that black people are actually, legitimately magic. It's the "Magical Negro" trope in real-life action.
We spoke to biologist Doug Emlen about the phenomenon of "sneaky males" and how medieval chainmail helped explain evolution as an endless series of arms races.
Even tiny children can be horribly depressed.
Well, that sucks.
According to researchers Michael R. Ent and Roy F. Baumeister, the one variable that makes individuals believe in free will depends on how bad you need to piss.
Earlier today we landed a fucking spacecraft on a comet. The internet is freaking out about it, sharing dark images from outer-space. What you can't tell from the photos, however, is that the comet '67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko' smells worse than death.
Are you a deviant? Are your sexual fantasies normal, or are they the sign of a deeply disturbed little mind? Either way, the state and the scientists want to destroy you.
He's just a dad with a love for chemical reactions and things that go ka-boom.
According to scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, there's a strong link between personality traits like being disgusted by maggots and voting Republican.
Getting paid to stay in bed might seem like paradise, but everyday tasks like showering, shitting, and sleeping comfortably become nearly impossible when you're lying down all day.
The pontiff continued his streak of saying things that make liberals swoon when he said that God wasn't a "magician with a magic wand."
I started to miscarry nine weeks into my pregnancy. After two weeks of bleeding, the baby was gone. Voicing my feelings helped me pull through.
A new start-up named Miroculus has created a device that hopes to detect cancerous cells and various other diseases using your phone and a few drops of blood.
"There almost certainly is no purpose" to the universe. Thanks, professor! So what do we do with our lives?
For 18 years I was a stubbornly addicted smoker, but I didn't break out of the bad habit until I took a tab of acid with my friend and realized how badly I wanted to leave cigarettes behind.
Mathias develops and synthesizes potentially psychoactive chemicals for research purposes, but he says that you're better off taking mushrooms than anything he's cooked up.
We humans suffer from a serious case of species bias. Any time a cuddly new mammal is found, it's all anyone can talk about. But when a hard-working zoologist classifies a new spider, fish, or isopod? Not so much.
"The science of climate change is, by many reasonable estimates, more strongly proven than the connection between cigarettes and cancer."
It's time for an intervention, so I'm not going to sugarcoat it: Here are the reasons that time travel should be taken off the menu as a viable premise for science fiction.
We used to believe that a healthy human could control the Toxoplasma parasite indefinitely. New evidence suggests the opposite. Through a delicate finessing of the neurotransmitters in our brains, it is us who are being controlled.