Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
We often praise selfless action, but it is even possible?
Miscarriages are difficult to talk about, but the only way we can begin to heal is to let each other know we're not alone.
Earlier today the game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost tweeted the above photo, signaling that TEDism—the look and feel of those incisive idea-filled talks from TED conferences—is spreading far and […]
It is truly appalling for people who lead cosseted lives, neglecting their sworn duty to defend the US Constitution, to sneer at those who defend it for free, or at great personal cost.
So you might think I’m excessively anti-technological. That’s not true at all. I do think that liberal education should be a counterweight to all our technological obsessions. That means its […]
Dakota was sliced in half to generate two extra Senators, and separated north from south because of resentment over the location of the capital
Along with Romney’s 13% tax bill and Pussy Riot, the other media sensation of recent weeks has been cheaters. After Jonah Lehrer’s sloppy multitasking and Fareed Zakaria’s “journalistic lapse,” now […]
The line of battle for the future of public education is clear. The first side has money, powerful political connections, and an infrastructure of nonprofit organizations with paid staff. The other side has this: the ability to become a true grassroots movement.
Thinkers worried about the Web rotting our brains would find an ally in the ancient Greek sage. But are their fears justified?
If David Cameron wants to beat Gordon Brown next month, he might want to play a lot of tennis. According to this paper, anyway, gestures and small movements are enough […]