“These days the top stories reflect the death of guilt. It’s gone. It has no place in polite society.” From Levi Johnston and Goldman Sachs to Roman Polanski, is guilt dead? “The question of moral culpability, usually confined in our national culture to the pages of ladies’ magazines (GUILT-FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE! GUILT-FREE FOURSOMES!) has once again made headlines. All sorts of big headlines, but not about guilty pleasures,” writes Judy Bachrach. She concludes that, “Fame means you never have to say you’re sorry.”
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
The volcano’s historic eruption preserved an ancient library, but rendered its content illegible. A public competition aims to change that.
It’s not just fun: DNA origami has the potential to revolutionize engineering at the nanoscopic scale.
The essential element needed for innovation is creative dissonance — and the keys to unlocking it were forged by bankers in Italy.
Consciousness isn’t just a problem for philosophers. On this episode of Dispatches, Kmele sat down with scientists, a mathematician, a spiritual leader, and an entrepreneur, all trying to get to the heart of “the feeling of life itself.”