Finland's educational system was driven by a culture that supports a strong social contract, one the United States currently lacks.
'Medicare for all', also known as Single Payer Health Care, will be hotly debated this year, and more and more U.S. voters support the idea.
Most other countries don't have universal healthcare because of poverty or war. Why does the U.S. keep clinging to a bad system?
Think America would never elect a socialist? Think again.
Great ideas in philosophy often come in dense packages. Then there is where the work of Marcus Aurelius.
U.S. students lag far behind rest of the world in learning a second language. Here’s why that matters.
Throughout Europe, 92 percent of children speak multiple languages. In America, that number is 20 percent.
Yes, life exists in our Universe. No, that statement doesn’t equal science. Imagine you’ve encountered a natural phenomenon you want to understand better, but don’t have the tools to do so. […]
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With the tegu’s successful occupation of Florida’s ecosystems, a new study predicts that this invasive species could potentially spread across the southern U.S. and into Mexico. But these voracious lizards are just another incident in our devastating history of invasive species.
The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.
Philosophers love to use thought experiments, here are seven of the most useful for making you reflect on everything around you.
The U.S. has been in a state of continuous armed conflict since 2001, yet Congress has not declared war on a country since 1942. How have several presidents managed to keep sending troops without a declaration of war, and what does this mean for the American people?
These findings will revolutionize power production, lighting, semiconductors, and informational displays.
What do pizza, heavy metal, and farts have in common? They're all in our random fact roundup!
Are conspiracy theories ever true? Here are a few occasions when the government really did what the conspiracy theories claimed.
To put it mildly, North Korea has had a complicated relationship with the world. In chronological order, here are five of North Korea’s most incredible plots.
Scientists are supposed to reach their conclusions after doing research and weighing the evidence but, in economics, conclusions can come first, with economists supporting a thesis that fits their moral worldview.
There’s a big reason no one, not even Stephen Hawking, could fill Carl Sagan’s shoes. Everyone has a unique story to tell. For scientists, that story is one that usually only […]
There are four main stages. Each has its own particular set of advancements and challenges.
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
Revolutionaries don't retire. Passion, not age, predict the will to make positive change happen. July 4 celebrates the Declaration of Independence but it also shows that birthdays are no indicator of who can make a difference.
How an ancient text, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, may be influencing the actions of powerful Trump advisor Steve Bannon.
Democracy needs a new PR team. Polls about the way US millennials view democracy seem shocking, but analyzing their reasoning brings about an unsettling truth.
What did Nikola Tesla or Bertrand Russell think of fewer working hours? Can a good life only come from work — and if so how much of it, and what kind?
There’s no science in this episode of science fiction… but there’s a lot of suspicious happenings that no one’s noticing. Following up on the best episode of the season, thus […]
Turns out simplicity is really, really complicated. Having worked with Steve Jobs for years as an advertising creative director on Apple products, Ken Segall has taken a blood oath to uphold the principles of simplicity.