In this inaugural special issue, we set out to explore progress — how it happens, how we nurture it and how we stifle it, and what changes are required in […]
"Strategic ambiguity" has long been the West's strategy on Taiwan.
From 260-year-old ciphers to the most recent Zodiac Killer solution, these unbreakable codes just needed time.
American and French troops turned capturing Hitler’s chalet into a game.
When the mutual relatives of two royal families died, the countries were likelier to go to war.
Just a small gesture or a thoughtful comment can often alter a situation, or people’s perceptions of it, in ways that relieve tensions and make them feel appreciated and included.
Be more like Goldilocks.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
It is all too easy for humans to fall into the cognitive trap of thinking that an entity that can use language fluently is sentient or intelligent.
Exceptionally high-quality videos allow scientists to formally introduce a remarkable new comb jelly.
Why saying, "I don't know," might be the best thing you can do.
A forensics expert explains what’s involved with documenting human rights violations during conflicts, from Afghanistan to Ukraine.
Russia's cyberattacks against Ukraine have been prolific and ongoing for several years. The future of war may begin in cyberspace.
Astronomers in 2017 caught an image of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy far, far away. Doing it in our own galaxy is a huge milestone.
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
In "Off the Edge", journalist Kelly Weill dives down the strange rabbit hole of the flat-Earther community.
Our inaugural special issue is focused on progress — the search for, the study of, and the project towards a better world.
This world map shows how the rest of the world LOLs. In France, you MDR; in China, you 23333.
The EU is slowly realizing that it cannot count on the U.S. to meet its security needs. Has the time finally come for a European military?