There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders),
Why Can’t You Remember Your Future? Physicist Paul Davies on the Puzzlement of Why We Experience Time as Linear
The curious question of how and whether we can tell the difference between an experience and the memory of an experience. “If our heart were large enough to love life in all its detail,” French philosopher
The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.
Ridley Scott's "The Martian" just won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy. While the movie certainly has its funny moments — lots of disco music, quippy one-liners, and that whole "space pirate" scene— the
If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.
Memory erasing is just the beginning. As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible
Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of
You would be 10 times safer having a baby in Belarus than in the United States. I'm 40 weeks pregnant and nearly 24 hours into labor, and there is vomit everywhere. Stomach acid and red Powerade splatter
For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books,
Pope Francis is expected to be greeted with huge crowds and across-the-board reverence when he tours Washington, New York and Philadelphia during his first visit as pontiff to the United States. The rapture,
Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, returns to her post soon, after spending five nights in jail and then a few more days recovering at home. A Pentecostal Christian, Davis says “God’s authority”
One question haunted me for days leading up to my first nude yoga class. At work, as I ran errands, and as I fell asleep at night, this one absolutely crucial question bounced endlessly around inside head:
As a child, I was a terrible sleeper. My parents would often find me awake at 3 AM with a flashlight under the covers reading a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, or Tom Swift book. When I was 9-years-old, my pediatrician
Growing out your hair in the lead-up to your wedding is something that many (even most, we might guess) brides do. Makes sense: The more hair you have, the more ways you can wear it. Obviously there's
If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder. "There are things you can't reach. But you can reach out to them, and all day long. The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of And