B.F. Skinner gave us concepts like "conditioned behavior," "positive reinforcement," and even "time-outs" for children. But he was also a radical among psychologists who cast aside notions of dignity and free will. Here's why Skinner continues to be relevant — and even a bit dangerous.
No, the HeroRATs of APOPO are not a new fantasy series like The Owls of Ga'Hoole. These are actual rats trained by an NGO to detect land mines.
Professional tennis player Novak Djokovic is having a career year, winning two major tournaments and suffering only two losses all year. What can he attribute to his success? He says spending time in this pressurized oxygen chamber is part of it.
America is officially uninhabitable this week. Airborne magma is raping my body every time I step outside of my air conditioned apartment, and the Atlantic makes a convincing argument that the history of AC mirrors the history of modern America.
Have you ever found yourself thinking, "Mice are pretty great, but wouldn't it be awesome if they were more pretentious?" That was apparently the thinking behind this 2008 experiment that tried to turn regular mice into wine snobs.