It's important to stop every once in a while and remind ourselves that the creatures in nature's nightmarish cavalcade of horrors are saving our lives every day.
Bad habits can ruin your life. And it turns out your brain is perfectly fine with that.
Apparently, there are some seemingly random activities that are more like cheat codes to happiness.
Much like Darth Vader, some drugs aren't completely evil, or even as bad as they seem.
You've stayed in school, stayed off drugs and made the right friends. Dollar bills should be raining down on you like a ticker tape parade, right? Not if you've got these completely arbitrary factors working against you.
One thing we've discovered over and over again is that nature is always weirder than what we give it credit for.
It turns out the world is full of zero-cost solutions that save lives. It's just a matter of convincing people to use them.
Where are we with green technology? That awkward stage where we have to wonder if it's all really worth it. Because some of the kinks we're running into range from horrifying to downright bizarre.
Sometimes science has to be ruthless. If curing cancer means dropping a dozen frightened children into the jungle for some reason, then by God that's what you do.
What kind of lives are there for our robots? Abject servitude and eventual genocide? Oh no. Humanity isn't going to let that happen. We have other ideas and, inevitably, human nature will take these robot slaves down some darker paths.
Every attempt to prove that humans have some kind of telepathic sixth sense shows it to be complete bullshit. But we still shouldn't sell ourselves short -- we have all sorts of extra senses that we either never use or don't notice when we do.