The massive damage humans have done to the natural world has provoked a backlash that could be just as dangerous, or more. There is a growing global rejection of technology and almost anything human-made in favor of whatever is more "natural." But a simplistic rejection of modern technologies eliminates many of our best options for solving the problems we've created.
Like L. Ron Hubbard knew, the veneer of celebrity casts such a bright light that the details are obscured. Perhaps that’s why we call them "stars." The closer you get, the harder to observe the shadows being cast.
Clickbait and viral content may be fascinating or annoying depending on your perspective as an e-consumer, but to internet researchers the phenomenon is the stuff of scientific wonder.
Research suggests that cold showers are an effective way of boosting the circulation system while also offering mood-lifting benefits on the side.
The United Nations is expected to adopt the World Bank's goal of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030. Whether that goal is feasible depends on just how many resources one expects will be put to use in the effort.
Sir Richard Francis Burton, famed 19th century explorer, on world religions: "The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself."