In a nod to its addictive qualities, it was first dubbed “Some More.”
The most important events in history have nothing to do with politics or wars.
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
The Assam stone jars were described as early as 1929. Almost a century later, archaeologists still puzzle over their placement and purpose.
I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our ‘world after coronavirus’ might look like – this is what I learned
There is no going "back to normal."
Dark matter must gravitate, so why couldn’t the graviton solve it? One of the most puzzling observations about the Universe is that there isn’t enough matter — at least, matter that we know […]
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
Remember Stephen Hawking's robotic voice? It wasn’t a robot.
The downsides of drug abuse are so clear that one would imagine smarter folks would stay away from them. The research suggests otherwise.
Light cannot escape from a black hole, no matter what. But when two black holes merge? They just might. On September 14, 2015, history was made as the NSF’s twin LIGO […]
Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant – a philosopher weighs in
The goal is to eventually grow a human pancreas in a larger animal – such as a pig – which can be transplanted.
The Zen of choreographer Merce Cunningham comes alive in a new documentary about his life.
"Brasilia, the biggest paper town ever."
If they saw us as we were before the recent industrial revolution, would there be any reason to particularly care about us? All across the Universe, trillions of galaxies can be […]
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin spent six years writing the definitive history of Reddit.
Researchers discover whether genes or social interaction shape personality.
In all the Universe, there’s only one Earth. But can we find the other worlds that are like ours? Even though the ingredients for life have been confirmed to be practically […]
After Kepler but before James Webb, TESS is preparing astronomers for the coming exoplanet revolution. There are always new discoveries and achievements occurring in science, and certain fields have experienced […]
A classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times.
You’d be amazed at what you can learn from even one single pixel. Over the past decade, owing largely to NASA’s Kepler mission, our knowledge of planets around star systems beyond […]
The Thucydides Trap leads us to believe a U.S.-China war is inevitable. But is a 2,400-year-old school of thought really what the U.S. should base its foreign policy on?
In a stark reversal on immigration policy, President Donald Trump signed an order on Wednesday that ends the controversial practice of separation immigrant children from families at the border.
A new study finds even babies can discern who leads and who bullies.