Plato, Sun Tzu, and Buddha all lived in a "golden age" of philosophy that laid the foundation of modern thought.
Brain-computer interfaces could enable people with locked-in syndrome and other conditions to "speak."
Our brains are hardwired to find fault. The best managers don't let this steer how they interact with their team.
Evolutionary pressures drove the formation of tribes who encoded their values in myths and symbols. Was this cooperation cursed?
Remember Stephen Hawking's robotic voice? It wasn’t a robot.
May 30, 2023
The title is a quote from William Carlos Williams. Oceans are the focus of this crossword puzzle. They form over 70% of Earth’s surface, and about 97% of Earth’s water can be found in them. Yet, in various ways, man is threatening this incredible ecosystem.
The concept of ‘relativistic mass’ has been around almost as long as relativity has. But is it a reasonable way to make sense of things?
Before Constantine received his history-defining vision, a pagan Sun god paved the way for Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into the Eternal City.
A part of human nature needs to be challenged and feel strong. Today, we fulfill that need with "surrogate activities."
Memorial day is a time to remember veterans killed in the line of service. These spaceflight heroes deserve to be remembered, too.
If we took the values and principles of cooperation to the next level, we could effectively tackle many crises.
From forgotten Hollywood movies to Frank Herbert’s "Dune," science fiction illustrates some of our deepest fears about technology.
Plants at room temperature show properties we had only seen near absolute zero.
Would you confess your crimes to a skeleton with "an unnatural ghastly glow"? One inventor thought you would.
It’s the paradoxical observation that the more we try to process, the less we actually can.
A philosophy of birth can offset the prevailing narrative around extinction and mortality.
"Groupthink" gets a bad rap. In reality, we need groups to focus our thinking and to build on the ideas of others.
We commonly stereotype psychopaths as criminals, but there are probably more in upper management.
Particle physicists use gigantic accelerators to investigate the infinitesimal.
It's been 100 years since we discovered that the Universe was expanding. But if it's expanding, then what is it expanding into?
Memory, responsibility, and mental maturity have long been difficult to describe objectively, but neuroscientists are starting to detect patterns. Coming soon to a courtroom near you?
The dying brain experiences a surge of electrical activity. Could this help explain the mysterious phenomena of near-death experiences?
In a time when we dislike and distrust our politicians, why can't we get more popular leaders like Kim Jong Un and Bashar al-Assad?
Walking is rarer in the U.S. compared to similar nations. It is also deadlier: Nearly 7,500 pedestrians were killed in 2021.
Emotion dysregulation has been linked to unhealthy risk-taking, relationship challenges, and negative physical health outcomes.
Mansa Musa, perhaps history's richest man, claims he ascended the throne of Mali after his predecessor sailed west and never came back. Could he have made it to the New World?
If our Universe were born a little differently, there wouldn't have been any planets, stars, galaxies, or chemically interesting reactions.
A recently identified stage of sleep common to narcoleptics is a fertile source of creativity.
Perhaps the whole Universe is the result of a vacuum fluctuation, originating from what we could call quantum nothingness.
An emerging leaders program can help organizations harness leaders from the inside. Read on to learn how to design one.