How much do citizens really value free elections?
"I suddenly woke up one day and thought, you idiot, you are letting your life fade away, you have got to do something."
It’s the early 20th century, and you are the captain of a ship. A barquentine specifically—three masts and a coal-burning steam engine in her belly. She’s a sturdy and capable […]
Unstable politics and virtue signaling are responsible for creating bureaucratic nightmares.
The number of PhDs has been exceeding the available academic positions since as early as the mid-1990s.
In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.
The Chegg cheating scandal reveals a critical need to rethink the student experience in post-COVID education.
Contact-tracing apps can be a useful tool for public health, but they have considerable false positive and false negative rates.
The only doubts are completely unreasonable. Where did the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, come from? Over the past few weeks, there’s been a tremendous push — largely among politicians but also […]
Johns Hopkins University professor Susan Carnell explains the neuroscience behind eating out of boredom (and how to stop).
Her husband died in 2009 of the disease.
“Sexbots” are coming. They're supposed to fill in the gap for the career focused, help undermine sex trafficking and abuse, and even curb STI rates, but are these claims true?
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated 53-year-old Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court, a pick that could establish a solid conservative majority in the court for years to come.
"Nice and in control: the twin peaks of a good reputation...But since we are riddled with contradiction, this is not a simple story."
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
The popular concept of introversion often differs from how psychologists define the term, but a new model seeks to clarify exactly what being an introvert means.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Rolling Stone political journalist Matt Taibbi on the media and political circus of the 2016 campaign trail, the search for happiness, and where we go from here.
Edward Snowden and his allies are lobbying President Obama to pardon him.
Rumors of a terrorist gunman escalated at LAX. A panicked crowd trampled an old woman, snapping her femur. In our best Dick Cheney voice: "If you allow blind fear to disrupt society, the terrorists have already won."
Ursula Nordstrom changed children's literature. During her time as the editor-in-chief of juvenile books at Harper & Row, she helped nurture the talents of many authors, such as Shel Silverstein author of The Giving Tree and Maurice Sendak illustrator and author of Where the Wild Things Are.
Apple and the FBI sat before the House Judiciary Committee. The group heard testimonies from both sides about the issue, including the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey and Apple's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bruce Sewell.