It is easy to underestimate how much the world can change within a lifetime.
When ancient humans stared into the darkness, they imagined monsters. Today, staring into the future, AI is the monster.
If we manage to avoid a large catastrophe, we are living at the early beginnings of human history.
We will have a better shot at improving our lives once we come to understand, know, and love the people we will one day become.
Man does not live by measurement alone.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" is often taken to mean that your conceptions outweigh what's real. That's not what he said.
One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
All the things that surround and compose us didn't always exist. But describing their origin depends on what 'nothing' means.
Being more creative doesn’t require a ‘Muse.’ It’s about pairing intelligence and imagination.
In the spirit of the 1969 moon landing, we now have a golden opportunity to pursue “nondisruptive” creative solutions.
Michael Faraday's 1834 law of induction was the key experiment behind the eventual discovery of relativity. Einstein admitted it himself.
It's time to bring "friendship love" back.
Cosmology is unlike other sciences. When our view of the Universe changes, so does our understanding of philosophy and science itself.
Humanity is in trouble. Here's how aliens could help.
Defamiliarization is a common tool in the arts. Here we learn how seeing things from a different angle can lead to billion-dollar success.
Computers are growing more powerful and more capable, but everything has limits
The clash of academic archaeology and what might be called folk archaeology comes into stark focus at Stonehenge.
From unexplained tracks in a balloon-borne experiment to cosmic rays on Earth, the unstable muon was particle physics' biggest surprise.
Give yourself (and others) a break.
We will become billions of people who share a single vast intellect.