Researchers at MIT’s Collective Learning Group have investigated big questions behind fame. From new material to changing ethics, a variety of factors may impact what we ultimately remember as a society.
With overdoses becoming an increasing problem in the US, its more important than ever to understand how our brains react to drugs. Judith Grisel, a former drug addict turned neuroscientist, explains how our brains become addicted to drugs and shares her story.
As genetic information becomes more readily available because of companies like 23andMe, scientists are finding new ways to treat diseases through gene therapy.
History is full of examples of loonshots that have been dismissed by those in the mainstream.
New research has shown that behaviors previously thought to be unique to humans may not really be. Many human behaviors and abilities such as stylistic fashion and the use of fire are starting to be observed in the animal kingdom, leading scientists to question what we thought we knew about animal behavior.
Les Paul and Leo Fender, inventors of the solid-body electric guitar, didn't like what rock musicians did with their instrument, says one author.
Obsessed with work, insensitive, socially detached, and neglectful of family and friends — these may not be the most endearing qualities in a person, but they are just a few of the common characteristics a researcher found when studying some of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.
Take a look around — you might not be able to see them, but they are everywhere. We are surrounded by forests of bacteria and microbes. And it turns out, that might not be such a bad thing. But our obsession with cleanliness could be.
As China and the US negotiate a trade deal, it's a strategy — not intellectual property theft — that is boosting China's innovation, argues an economics professor.
A computer science professor at Georgetown University says people should be more thoughtful about how they use technology. Cal Newport says users should delete random apps and rebuild their digital lives from scratch 'with real intention.'