We're better at teaching robots to reason than we are at getting them to perceive. That's good for human laborers in industries that value the latter.
Science and art are complementary disciplines, according to Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek. Together they allow us to explore whether the world embodies beautiful ideas.
Big Think's chief economist discusses the fledgling Chinese shadow banking system that national leaders want to regularize.
Words of wisdom from FDR: "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
The truth is a bitter pill to swallow, they say. Yet much of today's information economy is built on the premise that knowing more is better.
Exercise, especially, walking is a great way for the elderly to stay in shape and keep their wits about them. But a recent study indicates that running may be an even better option.
The "extraordinary authority" of maps helped perpetuate an erroneous image of West Africa for almost an entire century.
There's a very curious link between topography and personality.
That picture of you at the Royal Observatory astride the Greenwich Meridian? It's a lie.
The famous Keep Calm and Carry On poster had a First World War antecedent.
Our cities don't burn like they used to.
Is this their Je suis Cecil moment?
Travel around the world in half an hour, with time to spare for an ice cream.
Some maps need to be savored instead of analyzed.
If a map looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Country-shaped birthmarks also exist outside of Wes Anderson movies.