Fast essays on fixable flaws in the ideas running our lives.
Science's picture of the world is being updated. It's adding algomorphic thinking to its palette.
The roots of the word “Christmas” express two kinds of liberation (of, and from, the masses) with some shortening. Much that matters is hidden in the unsung history of words, and their translations... there's the...
Is AI about to take over? Or does it struggle to be as smart as a toddler?
The big story that probably most shapes our times is too simple. We can't afford to go on ignoring its plot holes and more complex dark side.
Terrorists exploit the “glamor of action movies, video games, and gangsta rap.” Counterterrorist efforts somehow have to counter that glamorization.