As Russia’s youth welcomed a new era of capitalism in the 1990s, their parents and grandparents clung to fleeting memories of Soviet life.
Russian movies continue to be used as a mouthpiece for the country's political leadership.
The animal we fear most? Spiders.
Is the way we choose which animals to protect out of date?
Most of us will never run a 4 minute mile. But on a bicycle, almost anyone can do it. As human beings, we often take for granted how our bodies work. […]
Consciousness expert Michael Graziano on what, if anything, makes us uniquely human.
It's hard not to conclude that if you act like a child, maybe you'll learn as effectively as a child, too…
The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.
A new study on more than 32,000 nurses explores how chronotype may influence women's chances of developing depression.
Authoritarian regimes have had a long history of targeting intellectuals who don’t agree with them. What kind of people get deported? We have a list of ten people whose work got them shipped out of Russia.
Utopias are idealised visions of a perfect society. Utopianisms are those ideas put into practice. This is where the trouble begins.
A "new" field of medicine called chronotherapy demonstrates that following nature's cycles, as our ancestors did, is integral to proper biological and cognitive function.
A live-blog event happened a week ago, but you can catch the entire thing anew here, right now! “We have never observed infinity in nature. Whenever you have infinities in […]
The world is safer now than it ever has been, yet you wouldn't know it judging from the behavior of a fear-addicted society.
Into the Bestiary Business Should Chinese creatures be incorporated into Anglo-Saxon parlance, and if so, where to draw the line in number and color? This goes beyond linguistic pedantry and […]
Across the long distance of a clear Atlantic Ocean, the Blundell Hunter lands on the shore of Old Harbour, Jamaica. The ship had docked two days prior in Morant Bay, […]
“Once you are a conscious being you have no choice but to be a change agent,” South African anti-apartheid heroine and academic Dr. Mamphela Ramphele told Charlie Rose—a rare male […]
Like many Americans of a certain age, for me, Andy Kaufman (shown above) was first, and in some ways forever, Latka Gravas, the lovable garage mechanic with the endearing misuse […]