Jonathan Berman wants us to have better dialogues.
SpinLaunch's launcher, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty and works like the Olympic hammer-throw event, just came online in the New Mexico desert.
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
Manly Bands wanted to improve on mens' wedding bands. Mission accomplished.
Moral dilemmas reveal the limitations of ethical principles. Oddly, the most principled belief system might not have any principles at all.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
By the end of this decade, Seabed 2030 wants to produce accurate maps for the remaining 80 percent of the ocean floor.
In some countries, religiosity and pro-science attitudes are actually positively correlated, according to the results of a recent study.
Synchronous movement seems to help us form cohesive groups by shifting our thinking from "me" to "we."
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
Experts believe they could cut the time it takes a rocket to reach Mars by up to 25%, shaving about two months off the trip.
Most people believe themselves to be less at risk from COVID-19 than others similar to them, according to a recent UCL survey conducted in the U.S.
Learn how to lean into difficult times and build your resilience.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
How a controversial study on psychic powers caused a revolution in psychology research.
How the half-hour commute and motorised transport changed our cities into huge metropolises.
GPS holds the key, but astronomers can’t do it without help. Since 2019, the night sky — as seen by both human eyes and the telescopes we use to enhance our views of […]
The health care system isn't ready for that, either.
A new paper suggests that the mysterious X17 subatomic particle is indicative of a fifth force of nature.
Or is doubt a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Mass determines a star’s fate… except when it doesn’t. Supernova events are common, visually spectacular astronomical cataclysms. In 1987, a supernova just ~168,000 light-years away was observed in the Large Magellanic […]
The film becomes the story of the making of the film. From his Monty Python days to now, Don Quixote is a metaphor for Terry Gilliam's whole career, and for his 30 year project of making a film about a film about the knight of the woeful countenance. We talk about Muppets, time, and basically everything else two humans can talk about.