Why Do You Love Your Family?
Why do we love people we’re related to? Compared to strangers, why do we feel such a deep sense of connection with our family members?
How Evolution works
The theory of evolution explains how the enormous variety of life could come into existence. How it is possible for primitive life forms to spawn the millions of different creatures, that exist today.
Why Electroshock Therapy Is Back
Shocking the brain has come and gone as a medical treatment, but it’s currently resurging, as it often provides the best form of relief for severe depression and advanced Parkinson’s disease.
The rise and fall of the Inca empire
It was the western hemisphere’s largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects.
Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted To Me?!
Mosquitoes are attracted to me and it’s likely due to my genes.
Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?
Are We Doomed? Boston Dynamics’ Unsettling Robot Dog SpotMini Can Now Open The Door
Can you solve the dark coin riddle?
You heard the travelers’ tales, you followed the maps, and now, you’ve finally located the dungeon containing a stash of ancient coins.
Why Our Favorite Crops Live Fast and Die Young
We mostly grow annual plants because they reliably produce energy-rich seeds, which we like to eat.
Why Is Blue So Rare In Nature?
Among living things, the color blue is oddly rare. Blue rocks, blue sky, blue water, sure. But blue animals? They are few and far between. And the ones that do make blue?
This Particle Breaks Time Symmetry
Increasing entropy is NOT the only process that’s asymmetric in time.
How did teeth evolve? – Peter S. Ungar
You may take them for granted, but your teeth are a marvel. They break up all your food over the course of your life, while being strong enough to withstand breakage themselves. How do they do it?
Why Alien Life Would be our Doom – The Great Filter
Finding alien life on a distant planet would be amazing news – or would it? If we are not the only intelligent life in the universe, this probably means our days are numbered and doom is certain.