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Facebook is addictive and should be regulated like a cigarette company: Salesforce CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook, already taking heat for exploiting vulnerabilities in human psychology to hook people on social media, got lit into again Tuesday, this time by a prominent technology chief executive who said the giant social network is addictive like cigarettes and should be regulated …

World Economic Forum

Researchers have mapped out how plants sense our world

Mapping Senses<p>Plants may lack our facial features, but the fact that they don’t have eyes, ears, or noses has not stopped them from developing ways …

Dark Matter

Need to calm down? Science says sniff your partner's shirt

From the emotional nostalgia that certain smells can evoke to some odd recent research suggesting weight gain could be connected to smelling food, …


Study of sapiosexuality suggests some people really are sexually attracted to intelligence

A minority of people are genuinely turned on by intelligence, according to new psychology research. The study, recently published online in the …

Social Sciences

Scientists have been trying really hard to figure out how this spider has a rainbow on its butt

We humans like to think of ourselves as the masters of design but sometimes Mother Nature shows us that we’re really just amateurs. That’s exactly …


12 of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2017 that might just change the world

When it comes to scientific achievements, 2017 certainly left its mark.<p>From the use of ground-breaking gene-editing techniques that can potentially …

Tamil Nadu

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

It’s easy to mix up a soup, but achieving robust results can often take a lot of time. That’s why each of these soups is made with a few flavor bombs …