He couldn't identify the numbers 2 through 9. But strangely, he could still see ones and zeros.
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Though difficult to watch, films like "Shoah" and "Life of Crime" cover topics that should not be ignored.
The design was as intricate as that of modern-day, factory-fabricated denim jeans, and just as durable. The ancients had fashion.
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
The larger truth on the streets is that no one uses just one drug anymore.
The sacrifices of early astronauts paved the way for Apollo’s successes, and so much more. In all of history, only 24 humans have ever escaped Earth’s gravity. The very first launch […]
Research shows that those who spend more time speaking tend to emerge as the leaders of groups, regardless of their intelligence.
More than mindless bloodshed, the gladiatorial games were organized sports. Gladiators were treated as world-class athletes, receiving superior diets and medical care.
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
The power of play: our forgotten lifehack.
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Terrified of blushing? You might have erythrophobia.
Behind the scenes, Hitler had at least three disastrous relationships, including a short-lived marriage.
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 […]
Money can buy happiness — if you spend it on others, research suggests.
Andrew Wakefield turned away from science and to the tabloids to spread his fabricated data.
From atomic theory to evolution to utilitarian pragmatism, the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus was way ahead of his time. In the writings of his school, philosopher Catherine Wilson finds answers to many of our most vexing modern problems.
From understanding human aggression to epigenetics, Stanford University offers all 25 lessons of this fascinating course for free on YouTube.
From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's second law.
Got $55 million lying around? If so, you might be able to score a spot aboard the International Space Station starting 2024.
The semiautonomous could help to protect officers, but some are concerned about how exactly police plan to use it.
The 8th century AD was a tough time to be a genius from a poor family in China. Poet and novelist Ha Jin on the tortured life of the legendary drunken poet Li Bai. Also: panpsychism, the value of idleness, and humanities education in America today.
Remembering a 1972 symposium gathering of the world's greatest physicists.
For many, 2020 will not be remembered as a “best of” much. We don’t need to repeat the reasons here; it’s sufficient to point out that a 100-year pandemic was […]
The world's most isolated inhabited island also has some of the world's strangest toponyms.
What qualifies someone for the top position in American government?
A close encounter with cosmologist James Peebles encouraged me in my scientific career.
The new podcast is a deep dive into human nature.
In any sufficiently large protest, police officers may "kettle" protesters. Critics say it violates human rights, while advocates claim its one of the few safe tools available to police during a protest.