Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
Is Google's moral compass broken?
Even underground, there would still be a helicopter hovering overhead
NASA will be putting most of the research it funds online for free in policy of open access to science.
As Twitter celebrates its tenth anniversary, we look back at how it's changed the world for the better. HINT: All of that world-changing goodness comes straight from its users.
Studies show that television shows featuring minorities help us ease our attitudes toward people who are "different." We look back at the past thirty years and see how that came to be.
By the 1960s the two most criticized art forms in America were modern art and television. Some critics called modern art mystifying junk, while others targeted TV as anything from trash to a threat to democracy. Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television at The Jewish Museum, New York, hopes to redeem both media by exploring how modern art provided an ethos and aesthetic for early television — a debt repaid later as television, in turn, inspired a new generation of modern artists, including Andy Warhol, who began as a modernist-influenced graphic designer for, among other clients, television networks. By looking back at modern art and television’s mutual love affair from the 1940s to the 1970s, Revolution of the Eye challenges us to reflect on the artistic aspirations of TV’s latest golden age.
Presidents should act more like Kings and Queens if our democracies are to avoid becoming mediocre, argues British Lord Robert Skidelsky.
According to a Pew Research study, if you count people who change from one type of Protestantism to another, “44% of American adults have either switched religious affiliation, moved from […]
Has the age of zero-sum competition come to an end? Can we learn to recognize collaborative learning as our primary task from cradle to grave? In this G+ hangout for […]
“Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed/ The dear repose for limbs with travel tired,” William Shakespeare writes in his Sonnet 27. “But then begins a journey in […]
We pay special attention to the history of an object – where it has been, who created it, what touched it – because object’s history is what really matters when it comes to its value.
Several years ago Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid teamed with violinist, composer and neuroscientist Dave Soldier to explore popular music preferences in the United States. They determined what music people […]
In November of 1977, Houston hosted a national women’s conference to hammer out a broad agenda against sexual inequality. It was hailed as the most diverse American political gathering in […]
–Guest post by Jamie Schleser, American University doctoral student. For those that don’t spend their days toiling away in the often peculiar atmosphere of institutions of higher learning, the how […]
My quick summary reaction to Bill Broad’s provocativeNY Timesarticle surveying a few scientists and social scientists’ opinions on Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth:1) Just like in politics generally, science-related blogs can […]