From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.
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Contrary to popular belief, it’s not to mark Mexican independence.
The 'reasonable person' represents someone who is both common and good.
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
Apparently the Catholic Church is a small business.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
For the cosmos, it’s all too easy being green. Stars come in a wide variety of colors, but never green. Stars form in a wide variety of sizes, colors and masses, […]
The insurmountable contrasts between their visions help explain Russia’s stunted development and hint at its destructive future.
Recent American presidents have all faced a crisis of legitimacy in a trend that threatens the health of our democracy.
First drawn in 1935, Hu Line illustrates persistent demographic split – how Beijing deals with it will determine the country's future.
Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to ocean and atmospheric circulations.
Younger Americans support expanding the Supreme Court and serious political reforms, says new poll.
For some philosophers, hope is a second-rate way of relating to reality.
The banality-of-evil thesis was a flashpoint for controversy.
"Superstar" firms have been lowering labor's share of GDP in recent decades, a new study finds.
It's "the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date," said Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
Hoag’s object is a bizarre and unusual ring galaxy, with an old population of stars in the central nucleus well-separated from a younger, bluer population of stars in an outer […]
MIT Professor Sinan Aral's new book, "The Hype Machine," explores the perils and promise of social media in a time of discord.
The "dangerous people" framework is a myth.
A new book from the former editor of El Mundo describes a culture of corruption in Spain's press. In exchange for favorable coverage of politicians and corporations, bribes.
Pandemic-inspired housing innovation will collide with techno-acceleration.
Ignoring a scientific truth doesn’t change it, even when the consequences are deadly. “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?” Many of us, as children, […]
Political activism may get people invested in politics, and affect urgently needed change, but it comes at the expense of tolerance and healthy democratic norms.