The Ig Nobels: The Lighter Side of Scientific Research
What exactly are the Ig Nobels? And what can we learn from the Journal of Irreproducible Results and the Annals of Improbable Results?
Will Robots Replace Human Doctors?
What do advances in AI, VR, and robotics mean for doctors? In the case of medicine, perhaps it's better to ask what technology can't do.
Meet Alan Emtage, the Black Technologist Who Invented ARCHIE, the First Internet Search Engine
Internet search has had a profound impact on our own internal makeup—on how we learn, and how we think.
How Should Therapists Handle Patients Seeking Stimulants?
Patients called with no time for curiosity. They wanted stimulants, and they wanted them now. Then we could talk.
What Santa Claus Looks Like
Where does the figure of Santa Claus come from? Turns out the answer is not "the North Pole." And he's not just about Christianity, either.
How To Wrap Your Head Around Even The Most Complex Subjects
A 2x2 matrix is a great way of mapping just about any idea, research topic, or set of observations on two dimensions.
Sorry Kids, the 5-Second Rule is Bunk
The 5-second rule has been officially disproved.
How To Live With Internet Trolls
We need to start thinking about how to live with internet trolls even while we look for ways to reduce or eliminating trolling.
When Does Truth Trump Bias?
In the wake of both national conventions, how do we find truth and how do journalists represent it without being too biased or too neutral?
Why Doctors Are Prescribing Gun Legislation
Gun legislation is once again becoming a public health concern, according to the AMA and other medical groups.