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.
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
Synchronous movement seems to help us form cohesive groups by shifting our thinking from "me" to "we."
A large study shows changes in the brain scans of lonely people in the area involved in imagination, memory, and daydreaming.
Despite being free to users, Facebook seems to have a monopoly on our speech, our data, and our lives.
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) […]
The Chegg cheating scandal reveals a critical need to rethink the student experience in post-COVID education.
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.
The English Department is instituting a series of reforms that cuts across the entire university.
The most unpleasant aspect of intellectual liberalism is that when speech causes emotional or mental pain, the offended parties are morally entitled to nothing.
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 […]
A former employee says the company was trying to rebrand itself as "cool" and "trendy" in order to attract younger workers.
This modern therapy technique has been shown to be effective and easy to learn — could teaching it to students help cut off a growing mental health crisis?
What subjects and ideas do you discuss with your friends when you see them?
So why should we keep using them?