As the Internet takes over from broadcast television, we find ourselves in a new psychological ecosystem—and people's ability or failure to adapt explains the last two years of American politics.
AI is capable of self-reproduction—should humans be worried?
Once we discover alien life out there, humanity will never be the same.
Everyone loves Europa, says Neil deGrasse Tyson. Why? It's a strong bet for finding life in our solar system, and it's even more amazing because it breaks all the rules.
Our consciousness distinguishes us from other animals. From an evolutionary perspective, consciousness gives humans a powerful advantage by allowing us to plan far into the future.
What information can we trust? Truth isn't black and white, so here are three requirements every fact should meet.
The Many Worlds Interpretation is just one of a few multiverse hypotheses—but is there a glaring paradox in this popular idea?
AI is short for more than just 'Artificial Intelligence'. At this crucial stage in its design, we have to decide whether we want it to merely serve us, or to challenge and augment our many selves.
Users don't need better media literacy to beat fake news. We need social media to be frank about its commercial interests.
Life is a temporary, cosmic accident and the universe may very well be meaningless. That's depressing — or is it?
Job automation will need to strike a delicate balance — we want enough to make our lives more comfortable, but no more than that.
Science makes the heart grow fonder. Want proof? Just watch Bill Nye as he remembers time spent with the legendary cosmologist Carl Sagan.
In what Tristan Harris calls a "race to the bottom of the brain stem," media companies and advertisers will do almost anything to keep your eyes locked where they want them.
Will we ever have a Theory of Everything? Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss isn't sure that's the right question to be asking.
Philosopher Daniel Dennett believes AI should never become conscious — and no, it's not because of the robopocalypse.
Get ready for a decade of scientific revelations. Thanks to gravity waves, we have a completely new way to explore the universe.