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The Scottish setting of Macbeth seems crucial—after all, it’s Scottish history—but numerous adaptations set around the globe have proved that the setting is far from essential.
It might seem that careful thought about all of the options would drive our decision making. But researchers have found that confidence is a bigger driver.
Could talking about your fears actually lessen them? Find out what the research says.
Charles Dickens’s writing brought the struggles of the poor to light in ways that helped improve their lot. But you may not know that he also brought literal light to the poor, along with air to breathe.
When you close your doors and windows, you don’t shut out the natural world. Find out what critters are sharing your living space.
If an animal isn’t as fast or strong as its predators, then it has to be smarter to avoid being eaten. Find out about one adaptation that helps some animals outsmart the enemy.
The hormone oxytocin has long been associated with mothers bonding with their babies. But its full story is much more complex.
Explore the plot and significance of a popular Greek myth.
According to one experiment, some people are genetically more caring than others. Even more surprising, just a brief look at their behavior can tell us who these people are.
Read about a national competition that is propelling one student toward a bright future on the strength of his dramatic interpretation.
Click through this photo gallery to learn where in the world people can expect to lead the longest lives.
It’s easy to imagine that Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers would have had a happier ending with the benefit of modern technology. A social researcher explores this idea more deeply.
An airline recently tackled Americans’ polarization head-on by challenging passengers to come to a unanimous agreement before their plane touched down.
You’ve probably heard that sea stars, or starfish, have the ability to regenerate limbs. Find out even more about these fascinating sea creatures.
Get a visual look at what has frightened Americans in the 21st century.