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.
We hear the term "disrupted" a lot. But what does it mean, and why does the fear of change it represents perfectly describe how President Trump won in 2016?
How do you spot terrorism before it happens? Look for patterns in what might seem like unlikely places. Like the living wage of a border guard.
Which country influences foreign elections the most? An extensive dataset of every election from 1946 to now has the answer.
Humans already know how to manipulate animal genomes through selective breeding, but there has been no appetite to try on humans what is the norm for dogs. That's a good thing, says Dawkins.
As a teenager, Derek Black was the webmaster for Stormfront, the Internet's most prominent message board for white nationalists. But Black escaped that world thanks to an unlikely ally.
Richard Dawkins responds to the Alt-Right, Trump's policies, and discusses the evil potential of ideology.
Religious skepticism birthed the modern world, but its ideologies have largely failed to deliver. Could neuroscience cure the ails of human society?
Can you have hope in the face of death? For believers this is somewhat easier, but non-theists require a different set of philosophical tools.
Sometimes single words contain whole worlds. Here are some of the best.
America today has normalized crimes, both physical and spiritual, says Cornel West—and being indifferent to that is the worst of all evils.
What happens to a nation that only reads headlines? They get journalists who chase clicks, rather than facts.
We used to use technology. Now technology uses us. Silicon Valley ethicist Tristan Harris explains how the attention economy hijacked our self-worth for profit.
Can philosophy give you true understanding about life, the universe, and everything? Sometimes it Kant.
California prisons are about as off-off-off-off Broadway as it gets—but that's where the emotional tools of theatre can make the biggest difference to people's lives.
Humans are a programmable species, and we live inside the most ancient operating system of all — ideology.
Once upon a time, hope meant confronting suffering, not avoiding it. Have overly sugary connotations about hope diminished its true grit?
Getting into an argument is easy. But getting out by having both sides see the other side? Not as impossible as you might think.
Racism is the acting out of biases learned as early as preschool, research shows. If racism starts at three years old, so should science-backed strategies to reduce it.