If people cooked 50 percent of their meals, as opposed to what's probably 20 percent of their meals, it would have a huge impact on both their health and on the environment, and it would be almost entirely positive.
A horrendous disease called Sleeping Sickness was close to being eradicated but war in Sudan gave it a new lease on life.
Other primates don’t seem to share their own desires and intentions with others, which leads to a lack of cooperation in a lot of domains.
Lee Smolin: As long as people of faith respect the facts and the deductions of science we should be respectful of their faith and their search for a faith.
Vikas Pota: I care a lot about education because I'm the product of education.
Ray Jayawardhana: Being a scientist has given me a chance to see the world.
Unless you have agreement on facts it’s very hard to agree on remedies for a problem.
Jeff Walker: The teacher is the individual who I can associate with, who I want to track over time and who I will connect to.
It’s obvious to anybody that the mind does much more than solve problems.
Go to a park on the Upper West Side or in Cleveland or in China and you see exactly the same behavior because you know what - same organism.
Historical trends certainly had an effect on how physics as a discipline progressed. These trends affected the lives of many people.
The extent to which human beings are willing to be duped by computers is already very large.
If you’re a hunter-gatherer, as we are, you better get up in the morning and think it is a great day to catch an elephant.
There are a number of cases of mysterious disappearances relating to neutrino physicists.
There really is no difference between donors and doers.