As humans, we pretty much rode on dumb luck to the top of the world.
Nobody wants to know where their food comes from. Still, it's worth paying attention to, because some of what's going on behind the scenes is downright weird.
Some of these traditions came from a time when they afforded real practical benefits, and not just because people decided to do whatever a book told them to do.
In the course of 10 pictures, we're going to make you feel way better about the fact that you weren't born 100 years earlier.
Now serious men in lab coats can slap a machine on your head and predict stuff like what products you'll buy, which tests you'll fail in class and even how likely you are to be a raging drunk. It's the future!
Your life can become just like your favorite films as early as tomorrow. All it takes is a debilitating mental illness/
No matter how science tries to take the magic out of life, there are certain things that you just can't qualify with data: young love, the joy of holding a puppy, the beauty of a classic song ... . Ah, not so fast on that last one.
The good news is that there are some unexpected shortcuts that can make a person popular. The bad news is that they're just as stupid and arbitrary as the ones you already knew.
American politics is a nightmare version of 'American Idol': It's full of desperately unqualified people who won popularity contests, and they can ruin your life, even if you don't watch them.
Your brain and body react to two colors -- red and blue -- in distinct and downright weird ways that science doesn't completely understand.
While most of our scientific forefathers stuck to experimenting on random poor people like any respectable person would, others took it a step further and said, 'Well, this baby in my house is already crying a lot anyway.'
When we visit the hospital, we know that someone is going to be able to tell us what's wrong with us and how to fix it. But then, there are some particularly unusual diseases out there that have medical professionals throwing up their arms and claiming witchcraft
You believe in monsters, whether you know it or not. They are an important part of who we are -- so let's understand this obsession.
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.