Would you study abroad online?
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
Humans are woefully unaware of their olfactory sense. That's the reality we've been sold.
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.
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 […]
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
Can passenger airships make a triumphantly 'green' comeback?
What qualifies someone for the top position in American government?
The Milky Way, as we know it today, hasn’t changed much in billions of years, and neither has Andromeda. For a long time, we thought that Andromeda was larger, more […]
Sure we know it would be bad, but what do all of these scary numbers really mean?
It took more than 9 billion years for Earth to form: the only known planet housing life. But it could have happened much, much sooner. The cosmic story that unfolded following […]
Jordan Peterson is one of the most controversial public figures in recent years. Here's a recap of some of his ideas.
So Cheney Lavonia has a job for me. In Thailand. Could I email her back? The message is spam and the name is fake, but the pseudonym is both mellifluous […]
The tens of thousands of turbines generating power around the world on land and, increasingly, at sea, represent a stunning reversal of fortune for an industry that fifty years ago was virtually non-existent.
One of the many paradoxes of time is that it doesn’t flow by smoothly. Although we agree that time is objective—we don’t set our clocks arbitrarily after all—it feels as […]
So the respected New America foundation—taking its cue from former Princeton president William G. Bowen—is all about reconfiguring higher education along the lines of the 21st century high-tech, highly competitive global marketplace. What we […]
Maybe you’ve never heard of Emmaland or Sophialand, but if you’re reading this in the United States, there’s a better than 90% chance that you live in either one of […]
Crack open any standard text on modern art since the end of World War II and you’ll read how New York City took over as the art world capitol from […]
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JASON SILVA AND TECHNO-ECOLOGIC SCHOLAR RICHARD DOYLE Richard Doyle also goes by mobius, an indicator of just how important interconnections are to him – and how transformative, […]
Released just yesterday, Physics of the Future is my most ambitious book to date. Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists, who are already inventing the […]
The War of the Worlds dramatization that aired October 30, 1938 has been called “the most famous radio show of all time.”
This semester in the sophomore-level course I teach on “Communication and Society,” we spent several weeks examining the many ways that Americans are using the Internet to alter the nature […]