Businesses have been adopting more diversity programs since the 1990s, but do they actually work?
A programmer was able to automate his remote job; collecting a full-time paycheck while working for two hours a week. The employer, none the wiser, is satisfied with the completed work. But is it ethical?
Research on ghost sightings reveal underlying manifestations that affect us in weird ways.
We're at risk of mistaking the music for the piano in using a “jump to the gene” approach to biology. It's time for a more fitting view of genes to evolve.
The idea that "you" persist after death does not hold up to the current understanding of memory and identity.
Poop, soup, books — repeat. Who could forget that montage? Here are the key takeaways from the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7, which crashed the HBO website like wildfire taking down the Sept.
The stories in Shakespeare's plays and 'Game of Thrones' are often bloody, but which are ultimately more violent?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Authors Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland on blurring the lines between science and magic.
Sex is way different at zero-G.
Lise Feldman Barrett says emotional harm is worse for your health than physical harm. The legal system needs to catch up to the science.
A human chain of 80 people rescues a drowning family in Florida, illustrating the dangers of rip currents.
75% of all people will live through a traumatic event. 35-37% will experience PTG.
A new study suggests that older couples may help their marriages by drinking together.
Many people were upset when NPR tweeted out the Declaration of Independence.
A new C is coming to the C-suite: The Chief Robotics Officer, or CRO. Do I hear laughter or detect an eye roll? Think again. The bots are coming. Business leaders, social observers and researchers are voicing...
Scientists solve the mystery of why 2000-year-old Roman concrete still stands strong.
A new study correlates personality type with sleeping position, with infographics
Stoicism and Buddhism are two of the oldest, and well known, schools of thought in the world. Would Marcus Aurelius, a famous Roman stoic, be a Buddhist today?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Actor and author Alan Alda on the art of communication (for good and evil), social anxiety, the mind of a billionaire, and more.
The event brought scholars and comedians together to take a look at what’s funny and why.