Can we affirm everything in life, the beauty and the suffering? Nietzsche says yes.
Fear-mongering is now a billion-dollar industry.
Playwright and novelist Deborah Levy on chaos and order in creative work. Also: marvelous digressions on the caterpillar and the octopus.
The divers spend their waking hours either under hundreds of feet of water on the ocean floor or squeezed into an area the size of a restaurant booth.
If we are wreaking havoc on ourselves and the world, it is because we have become mesmerized by a mechanistic, reductionist way of thinking.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
We bring multifaceted selves to our interactions, and in these interactions co-create each other again and again.
By challenging your preconceptions, art offers a framework by which you can solve problems.
ExtendNY stretches the Big Apple's gridiron all across the globe – with some bizarre effects
Though gloomy and dense, Russian literature is hauntingly beautiful, offering a relentlessly persistent inquiry into the human experience.
The 20th century was marked by waves of pro-democracy revolutions. Now, the future of democracy looks uncertain.
What happens when simulation theory becomes more than a fascinating thought experiment?
Here’s a formula for chaos: Collect a diverse and volatile group of eccentric comedians and comedy writers, and give them a nearly impossible task with a just-barely-possible deadline. Oh, and […]
The ‘final parsec problem’ is still a mystery for astronomers. When it comes to black holes in the Universe, we know there are at least two major types. There are […]
Attending religious service once a week found to lower risk of suicide and other “deaths of despair”
In late April, the news hit us hard: Lorna Breen, an emergency room doctor in a Manhattan hospital flooded with coronavirus patients, committed suicide. According to her father, the emotional […]
Stock markets may be plummeting, but that doesn't mean the spread of COVID-19 is hurting everyone's bottom line.
Simple changes to your holiday decorations, gifting or travel can make the festive season more sustainable.
The Jerezo crater — where Mars 2020 is set to land — could be a good place to find signs of past life on Mars.
Can the American government stop coronavirus spread? Its past actions speak volumes.
You might be inclined to modify gravity instead, but those ideas have grossly unequal evidence supporting them. What is it, exactly, that you’re supposed to do when the predictions of […]
People often incorporate lessons from fictional stories into their beliefs, attitudes and value judgments, sometimes without even being aware that they are doing so.
How many potentially habitable planets are there? We sincerely don’t know. One of the most compelling scientific goals humanity has set for itself is to find extraterrestrial life: biological activity originating […]
It might not feel that way, but a 95% dark Universe really is the best game in town. No matter how much we might try and hide it, there’s an enormous […]
Are you prone to "toxic accumulation"?
How reframing your emotions and changing your daily behavior can help you save money.