Music Professor Jason Freeman has created open source composition software to encourage the public to remix and compose sheet music.
How will the effects of climate change impact politics in America over the next 25 years? Internal migrations could "open up all sorts of new routes to the magic number, 270."
Many are beginning to acknowledge that disease-specific health campaigns in Third World countries can only work if they also strengthen the health systems in those nations.
Researchers doing a statistical analysis of dinosaur fossils have discovered that the entire western interior of the United States was populated by a single community of dinosaurs.
President Obama can reshape the debate over "the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestors’ unpaid labor and bondage," writes Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Subjects who dreamed about a virtual reality maze that they had been in a few hours earlier were quicker to get out of it the second time they were tested.
When undersea eruptions destroy life around hydrothermal vents—the intersections of tectonic plates—new species travel from as far as 200 miles away to repopulate the area.
Behind the scenes at the German-language version of Wikipedia, a small cadre of dedicated volunteers gets into bitter disputes over what is true and what isn't.
Anti-whaling countries could issue a number of allowances to countries defying a moratorium on whaling—potentially limiting the total number of whales being slaughtered each year.
"Requiring derivatives and synthetic securities to be registered would be simple and effective; yet the legislation currently under consideration contains no such requirement," writes George Soros.
"Most people who appear phenotypically 'black' enjoy neither the privilege nor the inclination to play around on a government form designed to track and remediate generations of prejudice," writes Patricia Williams.
"We may not know why we sleep, dream or wake up, but these states are never static," writes author Siri Hustvedt. There is a continuum of perception from unconsciousness to full self-consciousness.
New research finds that the movements of our bodies "influence the recollection of emotional memories, as well as the speed with which they are recalled."
"Combining as it does great energy expenditure and risk with apparent pointlessness, [play] is a central paradox of evolutionary biology,” writes anthropologist and neuroscientist Melvin Konner.
Women remain much choosier than men when it comes to dating. Is this difference a vestige of our early ancestry? Or could it be the result of something more modern and mundane?