Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind. If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs
People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut,
Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences. In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from
A few patients have made rare and unexpected recoveries leaving doctors scratching their heads, says David Robson. Can these cases provide vital clues for tackling cancer? It was a case that baffled everyone
Today, a solar eclipse had a slight chance of fucking up the UK power grid—and that's a really great thing because it means that we're slowly starting to wean ourselves off oil. This article originally
Cigars aren't the island nation's only export For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage.
Is coffee much deeper than it appears? David Robson meets a philosopher who certainly thinks so – he's attempting to use the drink to probe the human mind. It’s like I’m drinking the dying embers of a
Police officers with the rare ability to recognise faces they’ve barely glimpsed are helping identify criminals: take a test to find out if you share their talent On 28 August 2014, 14-year-old Alice went
In the early ’90s, gang shootings gripped Connecticut. Bystanders, including a 7-year-old girl, were getting gunned down in drive-bys. “The state is becoming a shooting gallery, and the public wants action,”
Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?
Some have been completely transformed, but if you take a closer look, you can still see remnants of their fascinating and frightening pasts. Others, however, have chosen to leave a large part of their