A childhood without affection can be devastating, even if basic needs are met.
Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.
Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story.
Astrophysicist Adam Frank's new book mixes cosmology with humanity. How does our understanding of the universe and cosmic time inform our daily lives? Especially if time is an illusion?
Telepathy, ouija boards, hypnosis, mythical monsters, and more subjects that probably shouldn't be classified as legitimate science
Physics can't find the biggest thing in the known universe, so it's looking beyond our paltry three dimensions. Michael Moyer enters the zone of insanely hard mathematics, translates what he finds into plain English, and makes it back alive.
Behind the scenes in the race to develop a military vehicle that can drive itself.
Looking to boost your science smarts? First test your IQ organ, then follow our 6-point brain regimen. Soon you'll be crunching bogus claims and citing stats with the best.
Our entire visual field is not made the same.
A shape-shifting optical illusion.
It's also kind of a cheeky/good idea for a T-shirt.
A brain scientist's guide to fashion.
The watercolor illusion takes advantage of how our brains perceive shapes and colors
Snakes on a plane.
Animal studies in water and in space
A change of skin tone can bring a change of heart, apparently.
Brands know exactly how to play into your mistrust of. . . brands.
But you'd be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
Why do the eyes in some paintings appear to follow the viewer around the room?
The following is an excerpt from Adam Alter's new book Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, available on Amazon.
The illusion could one day help people conquer their fears