The author of "Auroville: The City Made of Dreams" talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies.
American farmers are expected to traverse a rocky financial road in the coming months.
A new study out of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville traces a disturbing correlation.
She was walking down the forest path with a roll of white cloth in her hands. It was trailing behind her like a long veil. It was sweeping needles, leaves […]
A new study from the University of Oxford reveals what foods are, and are not, healthy for the environment.
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
"Here I want to remind all of you of a fact that the U.S. publicly defines outer space as a new battlefield," a Chinese foreign minister said.
Flattening the curve on panic and disinformation.
The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future
Economic "degrowth" may be difficult to achieve, but a "prosperous descent" is possible.
Every mechanical failure brings Hubble one step closer to its demise. But despite the recent setback, it’s still got plenty of life left. If you want to view the distant Universe […]
Visiting scholar James Timbie says that the artificial intelligence revolution will involve humans and machines working together, with the best results coming from humans supported by intelligent machines.
A historical look into the tipple that toppled the British Empire and kick-started America.
Logical fallacies will be everywhere this election season. Here's how to find the bad arguments and beat them.
As NFL linemen keep getting bigger, are they also risking their health? Here's how the offensive lines of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles stack up.
Another exiting week of commentary. Some real winners this week. Did you make the cut?
What is the American Dream? The ever-changing definition of it might surprise you nearly as much as what it used to mean.
We think of ourselves as rational beings, but our cognitive biases often mean our decisions are based on instincts and emotions. Here are five times cognitive biases pushed Americans to advance foreign policies that stood against the country’s best interests.
A rare counter-example to the flood of Temperance maps, this Prohibition-era chart celebrates alcohol in its many forms
The history of April Fools' Day is long and glorious. We've got seven of the best pranks of all time for you here.
The West has been doing well scientifically for a few hundred years now, but it took almost a thousand years for it to catch up to the Middle East. Here are ten of the biggest discoveries the Islamic world got first.
The story of the 1920 law holding up relief efforts in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.
Events, entertainment, and transportation are literally being transformed during this year’s Olympics.