To understand everything wrong about health care in America today, look to a horrifying trend in amputation.
How nostalgia works and why social media may destroy it altogether, or restore it to its original purpose.
A conversation with Sarah Hepola, author of the bestselling Blackout, about investigating the worst kind of memories—those you never had.
Migraines, 3D magic, and an unlikely correspondence from one “incredibly stereoscopic person” to another.
A near-death experience makes this week’s International Asteroid Day a little more tricky to celebrate.
Dinosaurs haven’t been super-popular for 65 million years—it only feels that way. Fans and experts explain our obsession with dead monsters.
Calculating the probable dates for very bad things—a catastrophic solar megastorm; Seattle destroyed by earthquake—that are likely to occur.
The web is full of pundits looking to turn every topic into think-bait. One writer commits himself to thinking much, much deeper.
The typical American consumes more than 100,000 words a day and remembers none of them.
Recent astronomical discoveries have expanded our understanding of the universe—and messed up godhead performance reviews.
Call it Kreider’s Law: You can’t be grateful to be alive your entire life. Especially when there’s an arms race going on inside your head.
Ignore the critics: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is not only a serious, complex comment on space policy, it’s a heartbreaking, philosophical look at the value of time.