Teaching community organizers via WhatsApp yields encouraging results in South Africa, according to MIT Governance Lab research.
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Sharing food and kissing are among the signals babies use to interpret their social world, according to a new study.
One day, this powerful tool could be in millions of smartphones.
The idea of "absolute time" was our default for millennia. But time is relative, as gravity and motion both cause time to dilate.
A century ago, electric cars were common. The fact that they were almost entirely replaced due to the internal combustion engine is a testament to the glacial pace of battery breakthroughs.
Reading code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
A lab identifies which genes are linked to abnormal repetitive behaviors found in addiction and schizophrenia.
How can the law keep up with new genetic technology?
Did traditional Chinese thought pave the way for the philosophy of Maoism?
Literature's first utopia shows how far we've come.
We eat 50 billion chickens every year. Is there a better way?
Einstein’s theory of general relativity passes another test, with implications for dark matter and dark energy
The theory is accurate within at least one part in a quadrillion.
Despite the enormous flood of recent reports, there’s no good evidence for a lab leak. At the very end of 2019, a new disease began to emerge in humans: COVID-19. Originally […]
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
The whole isn't greater than the sum of its parts; that's a flaw in our thinking. Non-reductionism requires magic, not merely science.
Quantum physics isn't quite magic, but it requires an entirely novel set of rules to make sense of the quantum universe.
Sometimes breaking a rule is the ethical thing to do.
A new MIT report proposes how humans should prepare for the age of automation and artificial intelligence.