Almost every reader will learn from the vast erudition (and biblical proportions) of Steven Pinker's 'Enlightenment Now'. But it's data-lit gospel of progress hides darker biases.
Think you're "post-tribal"? Think again. Attorney and "tiger mom" Amy Chua on groupthink in America and abroad.
The reason why reveals a near-universal difference in the academic strengths of each sex.
"Enforcing language norms is a way of enforcing power structures."
Imagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance.
God has a twitter account, and it is full of hilarity as well as deep insights.
Terraforming Mars. Beaming your consciousness to Alpha Centauri. It's the end of the world as we know it, and Dr. Kaku feels fine.
A number of marijuana companies are kicked off social media without explanation, which is going to force the cannabis industry to answer questions of identity.
While the Olympics officially ended demonstration sports in 1992, a century of unique offerings made us rethink what athletic competition could be.
Have you ever stopped to think about how we keep time? Ever wonder why Easter changes dates every year? Well, let us tell you a little story about the Gregorian Calendar.
The Vatican puts the number of Catholics in the world at 1.2 billion. But is that number accurate? And who do they count among their ranks?
Half of Holland does not wash hands after going to the bathroom. The Bosnians are the cleanest Europeans.
A bracing splash of cold Laphroaig in the face of some of our biggest misconceptions, from historian Niall Ferguson.
We all love the art, but we often forget the difficulty of being an artist. Here are some of the most famous, greatest writers of all time who never could quite make a living doing it.
600 calories or less for each Happy Meal? Well, it's a start.
It’s been said that string theory physicist Michio Kaku believes in God, but the truth is it depends on what “God” means.
The Oscars has produced a number of controversial speeches in the past. This year will likely not divert from that path.
Are there really no good action and adventure films anymore, or is there an inherent bias toward them?
Understanding how some East Asians celebrate Valentine’s Day can tell us a lot about Western culture and what the East and West have in common.
For the first time in Facebook's history, the number of daily active users in the U.S. dropped—by about 700,000.