Fatih Akin has first-hand experience of strong cultural cross-winds. Ethnically Turkish and raised in Germany, he has made many films dealing with sudden dislocation and how people respond to it.
A machine learning algorithm has shown it can discover planets from weak signals overlooked in the Kepler spacecraft’s database.
Elon Musk expresses some support for President Trump's new space plans.
China's expanding middle class is changing the world. The results are a global recycling dilemma.
Amnesty International and The Economist are very different organisations, but they have reached similar conclusions on policies regarding sex markets. Last August, the International Council of Amnesty...
Marijuana use may help clinicians better identify those vulnerable to bipolar disorder and help them to develop better intervention methods.
The cryptocurrency bitcoin has been surging in the stock market. How does bitcoin work and will its success last?
A 1947 U.N. resolution called for Jerusalem to be an international city.
But could hackers abscond with your genetic information?
The UN has commissioned a study of extreme poverty in the most of one of the world’s wealthiest nations, the United States.
100,000 years of human history and young adulthood is still getting weirder. Noël Wells on art, power, and our super dark times.
What's really involved in snuffing out a country’s nuclear capabilities—and is that the right war to be waging?
Imagine a world in which all the babies born each day were randomly redistributed among the biological parents. The infant assigned to any given set of parents could be white, black, Asian, Hispanic, Native...
UC Berkeley researchers create a robot that learns by playing and can predict the future of its actions.
A growing body of research suggests that students of color perform better in school when they have at least one teacher of the same race.
A groundbreaking experiment proves a key tenet of Einstein's theory of gravity.
A report on the effects of global automation highlights the dramatic changes over the next 13 years.
While we often criticize the humanities for not providing an education that leads directly to employment, one philosopher argues they have an even more important role to play in our societies.
Unraveling the psychology behind gun ownership may offer fresh insight into the gun control debate.
Who actually practices what they preach? Various studies suggest that blue states do a better job at staying married and avoiding teen pregnancy—but like all data, it's not so simple.