How to deal with "epistemic exhaustion."
When justice isn’t tempered by something such as mercy, forgiveness, or nonviolence, efforts to make society more equitable often backfire.
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?
There are pros and cons to owning a pet as a marginalized individual.
The encyclopedia offers more "reliable" information than Wikipedia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A new report from the Boston Globe shows how a shadowy Transportation Security Administration program, dubbed 'Quiet Skies', orders undercover federal marshals to track citizens who aren't necessarily on a terrorist watchlist.
The Glen McLaughlin Collection brings together more than 700 historical examples of 'California as an island'.
We tend to treat death and dying as a somber and serious event, but what if it doesn't have to be that way?
Our inherent response mechanisms were programmed long ago; implicit biases are reactionary, volatile, largely under the radar of conscious awareness. They do not imply blanket racism.
We all feel bad for Pluto, but it had its demotion coming. “I have announced this star as a comet, but since it is not accompanied by any nebulosity and, further, […]
‘All man’s miseries,’ wrote the French mathematician Blaise Pascal, ‘derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.’ Silence can do sinister things to a human being. […]
School’s out! Here is an end-of-the-school-year post in three strands positing that much of what we do in school is a monumental waste of time, creativity and intellect. Strand one: […]
Part 2 of the Q&A with Dr. Boris Behncke of Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania.
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 […]