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We are more likely to agree with someone who also agrees with us. Young children, though, only trust themselves. We have to learn to trust.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
At a fundamental level, nobody knows whether gravity is truly quantum in nature. A novel experiment strongly hints that it is.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
Being more creative doesn’t require a ‘Muse.’ It’s about pairing intelligence and imagination.
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"I was part of the surgical team that conducted the first pig-to-human heart transplant in a living patient."
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
Pseudoscience is science’s shadow.
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. […]
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
The opening lines of Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News lay bare the culture of denial in the US.
It’s a wild idea, but there’s a way to test it. No matter how far we look out in the Universe, there’s always more “Universe” to see. Even at the extreme […]
I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our ‘world after coronavirus’ might look like – this is what I learned
There is no going "back to normal."
Gravitation, all on its own, can reveal what's present in the cosmos like nothing else.
As particles travel through the Universe, there's a speed limit to how fast they're allowed to go. No, not the speed of light: below it.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Intrapreneurs tap into the spirit of entrepreneurialism to innovate and find personal meaning at work, but organizations need to celebrate their efforts more.
‘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 […]
There’s a lot left to understand, ponder, and investigate. And there always will be. For hundreds of thousands of years — nearly all of human history — we had no definitive answers to some of […]
If everything eventually dies and decays, is there a way to prolong the inevitable? Our Universe, as it exists today, puts us in an incredibly privileged position. Had we come […]