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.
Bennett Singer explains why coming out matters—for the LGBTQ community and the straight community alike, and especially for those who are not in a safe position to do so.
You have to be a little envious of those who have faith—they have a motivational force behind them that is near impossible to beat. What if there was a secular equivalent, wonders philosophy professor Sam Newlands.
ISIS, Hurricane Katrina, Fukushima—for each of these disastrous developments, there was someone with a bunch of data that no one would listen to.
This week, Bill Nye tackles one of the most complicated hypotheticals of all time.
Should scientists and the more technological minded be given more power in a capitalist world?
Russian hacking is changing the game in global warfare by taking the battlefield to the internet, where Facebook is the front line.
Can democracy remain vibrant if the public, and especially children, don't have the tools to distinguish sense from nonsense?
Career global security expert Richard Clarke identifies three potential game changing events that could adversely affect the wellbeing of humanity itself.
Communication is more than a string of words that gets across static information. The language we use to converse does more than give facts—it can actually offer understanding.