The Science Behind Falling in Love

Cupid's Arrow strikes suddenly and unexpectedly. Starry eyes, butterflies fluttering in the stomach, sleeplessness, and overwhelming joy. We fall in love. And the real...

Climate Change Could Accelerate Outbreaks of Many Pathogenic Diseases

 A new study led by the University of Hawaii found that 58% of known infectious diseases worldwide could be aggravated by climatic hazards. The...

What Did Viking Music Sound Like?

Did the Vikings have music? The Germanic Scandinavians of the Viking Age (c. 793-1066), often called “Vikings” for the part of their population that went...

Everyday Life in a Sex Tourism Town

What is it like to live in an international sex tourism town?

Civil Disobedience in Democracies: Why Citizens May Break the Law

Is it morally justified to break democratically enacted laws to promote justice? A philosophical discussion of civil disobedience

Why Women Make Noise During Sex

  Male ejaculation is influenced by female sex noises If you are convinced you always make the ladies scream out of pleasure in bed, you may...

Did Mars Ever Look Like Earth?

Today, Mars is a cold desert planet, more closely resembling Arrakis in the sci-fi story Dune than to the Earth. But how was it...

Quantum Mechanics Might Be Responsible for Mutations 

In living beings, the information to build proteins, and therefore tissue and organs is coded in a sequence of molecules —nicknamed with the letters...

The Other Side of the Universe

Grab a book. Notice its length, width and thickness. They correspond, respectively, to the three dimensions of space and, we reasonably assume, to all...

Seeing With Eyes Shut: How LSD Causes Hallucinations

Brain scans show the human brain under LSD and explain how hallucinations occur.

Heat Wave Occurrences May Increase, Despite Meeting Climate Targets

Present-day climate change consists of global warming and its influences on different weather patterns. The emanation of greenhouse gases —mostly methane and carbon dioxide—...

Do Plants Have Consciousness? Most Likely Not and They Are Fine With That

In our first article from the “Paper in Review” series, we point our magnifying glass to an Opinion article that debunks the idea that plants are conscious beings.

Sunflowers, Cleaners of Nuclear Disasters  

Since the development of nuclear power, we face the delicate balance between its smart usage and the threat it poses not only to humanity,...

What Is Imagination?

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Y"our imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming...

James Webb’s Depp Field, A Colorful Time Tunnel 

In the beginning—about 400,000 years after the Big Bang— darkness was upon the face of the deep. The light was trapped inside the neutral...