We're in an era of 'megafires'.
An article in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry raises questions about the goal of these advocacy groups.
Some question the ethics of sanctions aimed at cancelling Russian art and culture and punishing ordinary citizens.
Surrounding Earth is a powerful magnetic field created by swirling liquid iron in the planet’s core. Earth’s magnetic field may be nearly as old as the Earth itself – and […]
How fast is the Universe expanding? The results might be pointing to something incredible. If you want to know how something in the Universe works, all you need to do […]
Most people seem to enjoy liberalism and its spin offs, but what is it exactly? Where did the idea come from?
One of the best-known allegorical depictions of love has a rather pessimistic male twin.
There really is a cosmic conundrum about how fast the Universe is expanding. Changing its age won’t help. One of the most surprising and interesting discoveries of the 21st century is […]
Aligning your goals with deeply held values produces better results—in your career and life.
The pieces don't represent an army, they stand in for the Western social order.
Galactic mergers should push gas and dust into the centers of galaxies. So why are these two so quiet? Scientists have studied the closest, largest, brightest galaxies to Earth for centuries. […]
Astrophysicists calculate the likely number of civilization out there capable of communicating with us.
A new technique for analyzing networks can tell who wields soft power.
A new study casts doubt on previous research showing that emotional well-being plateaus at an income of $75,000 per year.
5 effortless, science-backed changes to your isolation workspace that will improve productivity and mental health
A clean work space, plants, and putting on the right pants all make working from home easier, according to science.
Scientific surprises are often how science advances. But more often than not, they’re just bad science. When you’re a scientist, getting an unexpected result can be a double-edged sword. The best […]
How can we learn from the lessons of the past and build a better future?
Taking time for thoughtful consideration has fallen out of fashion, writes Emily Chamlee-Wright. How can we restore good faith and good judgement to our increasingly polarized conversations?
The Persian polymath and philosopher of the Islamic Golden Age teaches us about self-awareness.
"I suddenly woke up one day and thought, you idiot, you are letting your life fade away, you have got to do something."
The most unpleasant aspect of intellectual liberalism is that when speech causes emotional or mental pain, the offended parties are morally entitled to nothing.
If you ask your maps app to find "restaurants that aren't McDonald's," you won't like the result.
Can a non-native species be a friend instead of a foe?
An almost 40-year-old theory finally has ‘smoking gun’ evidence for it. During most of their lives, stars burn stably, changing imperceptibly. The rotten egg nebula, at lower right (and shown in […]
An information war is being waged.
Having helped transform how creative work is financed, Yancey Strickler has moved on from Kickstarter, the company he co-founded toward a kind of values reset that moves us away from a narrow, unsustainable, inhumane obsession with profit at all costs.