Squares “A” and “B” in the photo above are the exact same color. Yet, if you still trust your eyes more than those words, there are a few simple tests and scientific principles that will help you realize that your eyes are lying to you.
It’s virtually impossible to comprehend the scale of a supernova explosion. When a dying star finally explodes into oblivion, the energy emitted is so great that merely writing out the measure of…
A comprehensive IQ study will hopefully put the dumb blonde stereotype to rest once and for all. The new research, led by Professor Jay Zagorsky of Ohio State University and published in Economics Bulletin, finds that the average IQ for blondes isn’t lower than that of darker-haired people. In fact, it’s higher.
It turns out that one of the few things in life that just hasn’t evolved is Americans’ understanding of human evolution.
Unique to humans, happiness is one of the hardest emotions to define or understand. What do we really know about the science of happiness?
Unlike other species, humans are equipped with the ability to consciously experience, and anticipate, a weird but pleasant sensation called happiness. But how do we make scientific sense of this phenomenon? From chemistry to psychology, here’s how scientists have attempted to explain the singular human emotion.