Elon Musk publishes a visionary paper on his company's plans to colonize space.
There’s a tragic socioeconomic divide between cigarette smokers and non-smokers in the U.S.
Unless we take a more scientific approach to philanthropy, we risk spending a lot of money doing some very backward, ineffective, and inefficient things.
The children of very young and very old fathers were most affected.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto just took one giant leap forward in his nation's drug policies.
Our way of life needs a skills upgrade, to reinstall certain old stoic ideas. Using your rights well needs "happiness bootcamp" skills.
Amazon's blockbuster purchase of Whole Foods will lead to big changes in how we shop.
This is the first vision test of a fetus from inside the womb.
When Shoshana Johnson decided to join the military, her intention wasn’t to make history.
It turns out most of the ocean's plastic is coming from a single corner of the world.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Poet, playwright, and arts educator Liza Jessie Peterson on lessons learned teaching incarcerated youth on Rikers Island.
There's a link between American marijuana use and violent crime south of the U.S. and Mexico border... and even a link with avocados.
Why is Machiavelli's The Prince still relevant today?
Do volcanoes contribute a significant amount of CO2 to the atmosphere compared to humans?
Education executive Jeff Livingston makes the case that our old higher-educational model is obsolete for our current reality.
What made the Golden Age of Greece, and Western Civilization, possible? One author says "free trade".
How can we make the internet a better place for kids? Google has just released a free program called Be Internet Awesome to educate kids on phishing, passwords, media literacy, and being kind online. Will it help?
Mathematicians are working to combat partisan gerrymandering.
Astronomers make the first direct observation of a phenomenon predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.
An Australian dog was accepted to the editorial board of numerous scientific journals and asked to peer review papers.