What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast. Face to face with the world’s leading memory
The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions In her new book No One Understands You and What To Do About It, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about
When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain. That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering
A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years. Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body and claims
Happy Birthday, Photoshop! Twenty-five years ago, this week, a little graphics editing program named Photoshop was born. Fast forward a few decades and now we’re living in a world where surreal-looking
Since 1972, Bavarian artist Nils-Udo has worked directly with nature to create stunning, site-specific works of art that celebrate the beauty of the land. Found berries, leaves, branches, and blossoms
Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act. The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization
Tinder’s entire value proposition is that it connects you with other users nearby with whom you can immediately start chatting if the interest is mutual. But what if that’s not what singles actually want?
Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains. Maps of neural circuitry showed
Health news There’s more evidence that speaking a second language can delay the onset of dementia later in life — this time in a population where even illiterate people reaped the benefits of being bilingual.
Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling
London-based sculptor Ron Mueck, formerly a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, has been creating fine art sculptures since 1996. Using resin, fiberglass, silicone, and many
"Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, most of us don't ever experience it first-hand," Tucker told ShutterLove, a photography website. The survey has now been collected in a museum exhibition
If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and