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Astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell explains why we shouldn’t be afraid of alien visitors.
Hampshire College appoints some slime molds as scholars-in-residence.
Machine learning and predictive AI are changing the way we operate our devices and machines.
The global rise in meat consumption is accelerating climate change.
Neil deGrasse Tyson suggests that longevity isn’t what concerns him so much as living what time he has well.
If people figured out how to get along before religion, asks Frans de Waal, do we really need it?
An accidental discovery may lead to a vaccine-like treatment for depression and PTSD.
A new study suggests that more anorexia and bulimia victims recover than was previously thought.
A case in which a judge used an undisclosed software algorithm to determine a defendant’s sentence has caught the interest of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alain De Botton talks about the danger of succumbing to “status anxiety” that leaves you caring too much how others judge your value.