Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Those caught with their pants down often seek treatment for sex addiction. But is sex addiction real, and does it mean they weren't responsible for their actions?
For years there's been a debate about whether sexual addiction should be included in the DSM V and we don't seem to be any closer to an answer.
We figured out the recipe for conspiracy theorists. And, unwittingly, so has social media...
There is a cure for Dunning Kruger according to one of its discoverers. Unfortunately, there's a risk of collateral damage when it's applied.
The idea that just giving people more data to make the right choices flies in the face of how humans typically work.
Science confirms that the "friendzone" is very real and shows how not to get trapped in it.
While it seems we can't even talk to anyone on the other side of the political divide, psychology offers a roadmap for a productive conversation with almost anyone.
Remember the Satanic Panic of the 1990s and the various cranks promoting it? It turns out they never quite moved on to something else...
Quantification and tracking gets people to do more of what you want them to do, but makes doing it a lot less fun.
A modern twist on a classic experiment shows how we mentally disassociate from ourselves when carrying out orders.