Scientific journals, which are supposed to be the sacred scriptures of academia, are often full of shoddy research and misinformation.
In the latest edition of the Starts With A Bang podcast, we talk with soon-to-be Dr. Arianna Long about galaxies, from birth to today.
What responsibility do social media companies like Twitter have to free speech? It depends on whether they are "landlords" or "publishers."
The attitude we take to Will Smith's slap will mirror our attitudes to violence, masculinity, and protecting others more generally.
In tough competitions, men tend to give up early when they feel a low sense of control. Testosterone eradicates that effect.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Swiss Enlightenment philosopher who praised a simple life and inspired the worst of the French Revolution.
New chip eliminates the need for specific decoding hardware, boosting gaming systems, 5G networks, and more.
For some reason, the bodies of deceased monks stay "fresh" for a long time.
What are the easiest opportunities for progress in your opinion? What are the areas in which a few critical interventions or changes could unlock a disproportionate amount of progress?
About the project The goal of driving more progress across the world—scientifically, politically, economically, socially, etc—is one shared by many. And yet, debates about the best way to maximize progress […]
Two aspects of memory – fast updating and long lasting – are typically considered incompatible, yet the insects combined them.
We asked our experts where they see the biggest blockers right now for more progress. Essentially, from their various areas of focus, what did they see as the largest impediments to driving progress forward around the world and how they would prioritize the necessary interventions? The answers were appropriately varied from the philosophical to the political to the technological.
Scientists captured it on footage 1.5 miles below the surface.
While other factors exist, sexual prowess appears to have helped determine the role of Protoceratops frills.
Stress-busting soundtrack or placebo effect?
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink. Fifteen volunteers in France just spent more than a month living in a cave — without any way to tell time — […]
Spirals, ellipticals, and irregulars are all more common than ring galaxies. At last, we know how these ultra-rare objects are made.
Bruce Willis has announced he is stepping away from acting.
Humans are already so integrated with technology that the dream of transhumanism is a reality. Can we handle what comes next?
Wordle activates both the language and logic parts of our brain and give us a nice boost of dopamine, whether we win or lose.
Ideas often taken for granted in the United States and Europe about what it means to be a person are, quite simply, not shared with other cultures.
Cold War meets Star Wars in this cut-away of a 1950 “rubber bubble,” the first line of defense against nuclear sneak attack.