There is no end to philosophies on living a good life, just as there is no end to those wanting to sell you a program for doing so.
“No great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness.” -Aristotle
An interview with Mark Riedl, an associate professor at Georgia Tech whose research focuses on training neural networks to generate unique, compelling stories.
Should Jon Snow go to Dragonstone? Should Samwell "operate" on Ser Jorah? The line between intuition and foolishness can only be drawn in hindsight.
Scientists discover a counterintuitive property of quantum particles called "backflow".
Is logic an immutable, unchangeable set of rules? Or has it it evolved with time - and will it continue to do so?
She went from a child who could only squirm to one who could walk and talk again.
At the same time MDMA is showing promise as a PTSD therapy, ecstasy is being cut with all sorts of nasty chemicals on the street.
In one of our wildest episodes ever, comedian Jeff Garlin cuts the surprise clip short to call B.S. on neuroscience and complexity.
Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal discusses a three-step process to shift your mindset when anxiety creeps in.
A lot goes into classifying a drug, not only it’s effects but how it alters the brain.
Research on ghost sightings reveal underlying manifestations that affect us in weird ways.
In How Emotions Are Made psychology professor Lisa Fedlman Barrett considers the role of emotions in health.
The idea that "you" persist after death does not hold up to the current understanding of memory and identity.
Can we ensure robots are greeted into society without people getting that sinking feeling?
With the American prison system coming under fire for being inhumane, could philosophy provide some much needed compassion to its prisoners?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Authors Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland on blurring the lines between science and magic.
19% of American soldiers returned from Vietnam addicted to heroin. 95% of them recovered without relapse. How?
75% of all people will live through a traumatic event. 35-37% will experience PTG.
Here's why you should try to fit less—not more—into each day.