A viral image captures that creepy feeling we get when something is humanlike but not quite right.
Vlad Chituc writes about religion and the social sciences. He graduated with a B.S. in psychology from Yale University and currently works as a researcher at Duke University, exploring the intersection of psychology, philosophy, and sometimes economics.
A U.K.-based NGO can offset the average American carbon footprint for $100 or less.
Would it shock you to learn that American vegetarians, on average, eat a serving of meat per day?
Scientific facts won’t change anti-vaxxers’ minds. But illustrating the horrific effects of diseases like measles and mumps might, according to new research.
A study from the journal of Psychological Science found a bigger disparity in attractiveness among couples that were friends before dating. Why the friendzone may be a path to love.
Sunday’s Game of Thrones promises to break the Internet—inevitably leading to spoilers. A new study on why hearing things beforehand actually improves viewing.
The retraction of a Science paper claiming a 20-minute talk with a gay canvasser can change views on gay marriage may not quash the theory. The reason? We trust bogus science.
A new book purports to show how religion helps protects children from the dangers of adolescence. How its shaky interpretations of science obscure the message.
One of the “most hated” groups in America, atheists face discrimination in everything from employment to child custody. A growing movement is fighting back—in the name of civil rights.
Physical intimacy in male friendships is virtually nonexistent these days—but it wasn’t always that way.