William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
Turning away is a natural response.
Before anesthetics, some patients would die of the pain on the operating table.
Certain companies feel magical. Though the spells they cast may be unique, each emits an aura that delights customers, attracts top talent, and impels the culture to pay attention. Apple […]
A 2020 study has revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
‘Reductio ad absurdum’ won’t help you in an absurd Universe. Throughout history, there have been two main ways humanity has attempted to gain knowledge about the world: top-down, where we […]
Hidden variables aren’t ruled out, but they can’t get rid of quantum weirdness. Ever since the discovery of the bizarre behavior of quantum systems, we’ve been forced to reckon with […]
In David Epstein's 'Range', dabblers and dillettantes are ascendant.
Over the coming decades, over 100,000 new satellites are expected. For countless millennia, whenever we were faced with a clear, cloudless, moonless night, all of humanity was able to witness […]
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson attempted to rally the U.S. behind the League of Nations. His failure suggested the way forward.
Protest music is a natural feature of humanity.
Schadenfreude has always been with us.
Our attention is more than just a resource. It is an experience.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has cancelled an upcoming trip to an economic conference in Saudi Arabia amid the controversy involving missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
If a star spins and then collapses, what happens to its angular momentum? The most common way to form a black hole in the Universe is to have a massive […]
You can name a dozen rock stars on drugs, but can you name the philosophers who partook? We're here to help.
Technology holds the promise of a better future, but our footprint on the planet threatens to undo all our dreams and progress. It’s pretty easy to look at the world […]
Here are seven styles of saying “I quit” identified by researchers Anthony Klotz and Mark Bolino.