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Why We Love Speed

The U.S. now churns out 211 tons of amphetamines every year. We’re hooked on the stuff, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary roots.

By Jeff Wise

How to Make Friends Faster

Five scientifically proven ways to build meaningful relationships quickly.

By Jon Levy

Who Really Has the Fastest Hands in Boxing?

Everyone says the quickest-puncher title belongs to featherweight Gary Russell Jr., but there’s never been a way to accurately measure it — until now.

By Tim Struby

What Is the Speed of Thought?

It takes half a second for sensory information to be incorporated into conscious experience. So, in a sense, the future has already happened.

By Jeff Wise