Democritus also did not believe in free will but was still known as the "laughing philosopher."
It's time to put on your listening hat.
Physics demands that it couldn’t be any other way. Here’s why. Ask anyone — even someone with no background in science — to name something that Einstein did, and odds are they’ll come back with […]
The big-picture physics is simple – let gravity do its job.
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
Memes communicate complex ideas quickly and efficiently, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
Far from being inappropriate, many of the most controversial acceptance speeches highlighted important issues in the film industry.
What value does wit hold in genres defined by brute strength?
The first personality tests revolved around assessing people’s reactions to ambiguous and often unsettling images. Today, the gold standard is a barrage of questions.
It follows a well-worn playbook for North Korea.
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
Proponents of transhumanism make big promises, such as a future in which we upload our minds into a supercomputer. But there is a fatal flaw in this argument: reductionism.
You've spent almost a decade gaining extremely specialized skills. But that's ok; your value is greater than you realize.
Science can teach us so much about our planet, but something more must compel us to take care of it. If you want to understand our planet, the best way to […]
Congratulations to Penrose, Ghez and Genzel, and to black hole enthusiasts everywhere. On October 6, 2020, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded towards research in black holes. 50% of […]
By projecting lifetime risk, an alarming new medical study centers the human lives that will be lost due to gun violence and drug addiction in the United States.
Intrapreneurs tap into the spirit of entrepreneurialism to innovate and find personal meaning at work, but organizations need to celebrate their efforts more.
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.