Our power to manipulate our brains and genes is increasing dramatically – and it raises serious ethical questions.
Last year Americans spent more money during Black Friday Weekend than the GDP of North Korea. Larry Summers argues America needs to save, while other countries, like China, need to spend, in order to increase global prosperity.
"We are children when we talk about the cosmic scale of energies throughout the entire universe," says theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. But with a little (okay, a lot) of human ingenuity, we may one day have the ability to harness the energy of the stars.
Tim Harford, Britain's answer to Malcolm Gladwell, explains how one of the biggest turnarounds in Broadway history, Movin' Out, teaches us a fundamental lesson about our ability to adapt.
A new venture aims to foster stability in war-torn regions through an act of creative destruction: acquiring AK-47s and transforming them into rare jewelry, watches and accessories.
What's the Big Idea? Can economics explain everything? Some people have attempted to make that claim, but not Paul Krugman, who labels such a view "academic imperialism." Krugman, who won the Novel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2008 for his contributions to New Trade Theory and New Economic ...