What the average person in the Westernized world considers to be a big problem is rarely aligned with reality.
Liberty-minded Americans wonder when and if their countrymen will say, “enough is enough.”
Positive punishment is the classic Skinnerian notion in which a stimulus is applied with the aim of reducing an unwanted behavior.
Human beings are fallible, politicians perhaps most of all, and Republicans ought to know this.
Siri’s underlying technology is designed "to solve a different, simpler variant of the human language problem" than Watson.
“It’s so clean and bland – I’m home!” –Marge Simpson, on arriving in Canada
Ramez Naam looks at the power of innovation to overcome natural resource and environmental challenges.
The monks of Mepkin and agnostics like Warren Buffett alike have been wildly successful in business not despite their fanatical commitment to the highest principles but because of them.
My experience with the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey holds some valuable lessons on how to get and maintain trust.
Data is an abstraction of real life, and real life can be complicated, but if you gather enough context, you can at least put forth a solid effort to make sense of it.
The true culprit in the residual gender wage gap is wage secrecy.
One is reminded of America’s second-most detestable federal outfit: the Transportation Security Administration.
Obesity rates are rapidly rising in the United States, so that also means larger pant sizes, wider seats, and more and more overweight people having sex.
The U.S. Supreme Court determined that biotechnology companies are not allowed to patent genes. The Court has not gone far enough.
by Suzanne Ehlers, for Population Action International A walk to her local clinic may take several hours. She may have to wait in line. She may have to go back several times before she can get the method she needs. She may even get pushback from others in her family, in her neighborhood. But she ...