Body & Mind

What makes a genius? Camilla Benbow and David Lubinski have worked on that question for decades; they think they might have some answers. Read more....

Do you believe that the illuminati run the world? That there was a second gunman? That everything is NOT WHAT IT APPEARS? Well, even if you don’t, conspiracy theories help shape our world. We look at the psychology behind them.  Read more....

 

There’s an invisible world that’s right at your fingertips. Literally. Trillions and trillions of tiny microbes live alongside us in our cities and we don’t even see them. A team of scientists recently swiped a whole bunch of ATM keypads in New York, looking for evidence of our miniscule neighbors. Read more...

Why do you hate the foods you hate? Turns out, taste might have nothing to do with it. Don Katz explains. Read More...

A bunch of brains

Think you know your friends and colleagues? Think again. University of Chicago Professor Nicholas Epley looks at the science behind why we misunderstand everyone. Read More...

Coffee art.

Drink four cups of java every day? There might be a genetic reason for that. Marilyn Cornelis dives into the science behind coffee consumption. Read More...

What if there was an upside to the anxiety you feel? Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal and George Mason professor Todd Kashdan explain why stress might just be a good thing. Read More...

A human gazes at a possible ancestor

Forget about the Six Million Dollar Man. We already have the technology to become better, stronger, and faster. Academic and businessman Juan Enriquez explains how we’re all going through unnatural selection. Read More...

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