The attitude we take to Will Smith's slap will mirror our attitudes to violence, masculinity, and protecting others more generally.
For decades, the Communist Party of China has relied on reeducation camps to reform "parasites" and persuade people to support the communist cause.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
Anger and silence are the two worst reactions.
"Don't tread on me" is a slogan of the deep sea, too.
The underground burial tombs were used at least as far back as 2500 B.C.
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
Most people seem to enjoy liberalism and its spin offs, but what is it exactly? Where did the idea come from?
The key? A computational flattening algorithm.
Global inequality takes many forms, including who has lost the most children
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
Altos Labs is an ambitious new anti-aging company with billions of dollars to back it up.
Bears, chimps, or humans? A track of five poorly preserved footsteps at Laetoli has puzzled paleontologists for decades. Now, a research paper from Nature claims to have solved the mystery.
Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.
A textbook pregnancy consists of three trimesters. The baby develops at a relatively predictable rate during this time, from pomegranate seed to avocado to watermelon. And mom’s body adapts accordingly […]
America’s war in Southeast Asia is fading fast from memory. These maps offer a horrific reminder.
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
Humanoid robots are coming, and Ameca is designed to be the ideal platform to study human-robot interactions.
A second Enlightenment would have a far bigger task: Saving civilization itself.
Scientists used 3D scans to analyze the corpse of Amenhotep I. They discovered that his brain was never removed and that he was circumcised, among other curiosities.