Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer...

We’re squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that’s taking a serious toll on our mental and...

‘You’re unallocated!’ and other BS companies use to obscure reality

Corporate America has invented many ways to avoid letting the public know it’s laying people off – or telling employees...

Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Sex has a strong influence on many aspects of well-being: it is one of our most basic physiological needs. Sex...

What causes greed and how can we deal with it?

Recent news stories have highlighted unethical and even lawless actions taken by people and corporations that were motivated primarily by...

What Leonardo’s depiction of Virgin Mary and Jesus tells us about his religious beliefs

On the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, Italian academic Francesco Caglioti’s recent claim that a sculpture held at...

Caster Semenya’s impossible situation: Testosterone gets special scrutiny but doesn’t necessarily make her faster

A yearslong saga between a middle-distance runner and her sport’s ruling body may be nearing something that resembles a conclusion.In...

Prescription for journalists from journalists: Less time studying Twitter, more time studying math

You hear a lot of heated claims and baseless generalities these days about what’s wrong with the news media.What’s seldom...

How female protagonists have changed – and stayed the same – in young adult...

Strong female protagonists in young adult fiction are nothing new. From Nancy Drew to Annemarie Johansen – Lois Lowry’s selfless...

Is there a ‘feminine’ response to terrorism?

After a terrorist shot and killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, Prime Minister Jacinda...

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially...