New research suggests they may be in the connections between your brain cells.
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When the great American tradition of the road trip meets the great Jewish tradition of the deli, we get the Great American Deli Schlep.
We know what effective teaching looks like. Implementing it can change the lives of Americans.
As with any "big idea" progress means a lot of different things to different people and not everyone comes into the discussion with the same priors. Some experts are primarily focused on material progress while others emphasize the importance of moral progress. So to start the discussion, we asked each expert to define the term as they see it from their specific vantage point.
As long as it remains operational, we’ll have a chance to conduct groundbreaking science with it. In the history of spaceflight, only five spacecraft ever launched by humanity possess enough energy […]
You'd think we'd be over this fear by now.
As we embrace green solutions, nuclear should absolutely be part of the equation. For thousands upon thousands of years, humans have been harnessing the power of nature to provide energy […]
The famed German filmmaker offers his thoughts on reading during Eric Weinstein's podcast.
New research shows elevated risks of anxiety, depression, and suicide linked to perfectionism.
What's the role of evil in storytelling?
Black scientists lack role models who look like them.
A study out of Finland shows us that sex is sex and robots are robots, and the overlap is confusing.
It's not about the resolution but about how your mind tackles the problem.
It's hard to quantify what it means to be good, but this framework takes a stab at breaking down what makes people behave nicely.
Forget the speed of light or the electron’s charge. This is the physical constant that really matters. Why is our Universe the way it is, and not some other way? There […]
Think the future isn't already here with us? Think again!
The study also showed that students who didn’t use electronic devices but attended lectures where their use was allowed also performed worse on tests.
His guiding spirit Thomas helped the author make better financial decisions and take care of his health.
Work on "memes" by Richard Dawkins provides insight on the spread of thought viruses.
It’s currently billions of tonnes of fossil fuels every year. With new (or existing!) technologies, we could literally change the world. “In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far […]
Long thought to be a fallacy, new analysis shows the ‘hot hand’ is real, and Klay Thompson has it. “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on […]
Tim Ferriss shares a bounty of strategies to help you really and truly overcome procrastination. And if it doesn't do it for you, hey, at least you just killed 10 minutes.
Death, politics and war - but also Dirty Grandpas, supermoons and all-day breakfasts
We take for granted how much the Moon does for Earth, but not all of the changes would be bad. “If we get rid of the moon, women, those menstrual cycles […]
Autoimmune disorders--what do we know about them? Turns out not much. Why are they increasing? Our squeaky clean environments and lack of contact with bacteria may be the reason. Fortunately, recent breakthroughs have brought new treatments, and a cure might even be on the horizon.
It's the rebels among us that change the world.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's comments are plainly spoken, aspirational, and cognizant of an American aesthetic. It's presidential material, actually.
The physics of one of the rarest and most spectacular sunset sights ever seen! Image credit: © Mila Zinkova / Creative Commons. “It does no harm to the romance of […]
An amazing art project casts your heroes of TV and film as an imagination-firing set of Marvel superheroes! “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when […]
One of the few supposedly silver linings to be found in the dark cloud of global warming is its effect on agriculture (at least in some regions). As optimists and […]