Creators of artificial intelligence measure how well machines can imitate human qualities like empathy, listening, affirmation, and love. Don't reciprocate, says Sherry Turkle.
It is one thing not to discriminate against people, says Salman Rushdie, i.e. peaceful practitioners of Islam, but to foreclose an open debate over the merits of religion is a mistake.
Modern "theories" suggesting the Earth is flat are ignorant of basic experiential data, historical scientific findings, and how technologies like smartphone functions, says Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Billionaire Peter Thiel is the secret money behind Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit and why it matters.
Breakfast has been made out to be one of the most important meals of the day. It’s taboo to skip it, because of all the wonderful things researchers say this one meal can do to improve our lives. But is...
Harvard paleoanthropologist Daniel Lieberman argues that cultural evolution is often more influential than biological evolution, leading to a host of ailments.
This FIFA World Cup ad looks like a psychedelic collaboration between Adbusters and James Nachtwey. Way to bum out the entire species, FIFA.
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