Atheism is risky business in many places across the world. A new type of “underground railroad” wants to do something about that.
As it turns out, science says that Valentine’s Day is not the sexiest holiday of them all.
There are no heavenly escape hatches. Our Pale Blue Dot is the only home we have and we need to start treating it that way.
Book of Ages makes a person cheer for women of the past who strained the seams of society even as they went on with their daily work.
Sex, murder, madness and betrayal were the hallmarks of the life of at least one of our colonial foremothers.
Bonobos like community; orangutans are loners. Maybe some of us are always going to be more like an orangutan than a bonobo.
What motivates someone to be a hero? Why would a person risk his or her life for a stranger? The answers may be more complicated than we think.
The president’s use of a culture war exploits far right religious motives and fears. But there are good reasons to believe that this strategy, while effective for an election last year, is ultimately short-sighted.
What if artificial intelligence surpasses us the way we have our primate cousins? Will it decide that it knows what’s best for the planet?
People used to think that light originated from the eyes, but then science came along and ruined the idea forever.
Can someone be a religious person and violently act in the name of a faith? That depends on who you ask.
Are humans basically good? Not necessarily when an authority is present.
As it turns out, knowing someone in a faith brings with it warmer feelings for that faith.
Ever wonder how to create a minor deity? In light of 2016, here are two easy steps.
Is there a religious motivation for the rejection of evolution and climate change?