What makes a great book... well... great? Author Salman Rushdie gives us his idea on what separates the classics from the rest of the class.
Is there life on other planets? Harvard biologist Jonathan B. Losos has an interesting theory that since there are so many Earth-type planets in our galaxy alone that there's a good chance that there's some...
Will A.I. take us over, and one day look back on this time period as the dawn of their civilization? Richard Dawkins posits an interesting idea, or at the very least a premise to a good science-fiction novel.
Why do first-world ailments get cured faster than global health crises? Because Big Pharma doesn’t serve sick people, it serves rich people—let's change that.
Rabbi Darren Levine explains how the psychology of happiness intersects with religious practice.
We are on the verge of the 'Total Work' dystopia, a prediction first made in 1948. Can Universal Basic Income wake us from our stupor?
When it comes to climate change, gun control, and vaccinations, facts don’t change people’s minds—but there is one technique that might.
Since Russia (most likely) hacked our Presidential election in 2016, there's been talk of using cell phones for voting. Think again.
When we create something more intelligent than we could ever be, what happens after that? We have to teach it.
Some anxieties are essential, and for millennia they kept our ancestors alive. But there's another type of anxiety that we can actually do away with—and it's defeated via hope.
The #1 problem with America's mission to spread democracy? We don't know how to do it.
Why does America confuse fantasy for reality, in pop culture and in politics? Kurt Andersen can pinpoint the moment it happened.
Infants can learn a lot about the world—if adults know the right ways to encourage them.
Poker can teach you some excellent life lessons. Just ask British poker legend Liv Boeree.
We've heard it before: Artificial Intelligence is coming to take our jobs. But is it really their fault, or the company that can't figure out how to create new ones?
More modern cars are easier to hack. So are pacemakers and other medical devices. What does that mean for the future?
All science begins with a leap of intuition, says Richard Dawkins, but we can only ever find objective truths by knowing when to let evidence take over from emotion.
Pregnancy is proving to be a crucial time to study the effects of hope and optimism within a relationship.
Your mind doesn't run parallel tasks, it has to trade off one focus for another. The good news is that mindfulness meditation can hone your attention span, and reduce stress and anxiety.