Arpan Bhattacharyya is a writer living in Maryland. He also works in theatre in Washington DC. In the evenings, he can be found performing stand-up comedy. His interests include philosophy, literature, film, activism, and science.
Interest in Buddhism worldwide has been on the reason in recent decades. Many remain skeptical, however, over potential philosophical problems or un-scientific commitments at the heart of Buddhist teachings and practice. The world's happiest man talks with a renowned philosopher to answer these objections.
Time travel has titillated scientists and science-fiction fans alike ever since HG Wells first conceived of it in the 19th century. But it plausible? Princeton astrophysicist John Richard Gott III discusses the two ways that it might be.
Many women are unable to have children due to age restrictions on IVF. Dr. Dominic Wilkinson, Director of Medical Ethics at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, challenges the 4 most flawed arguments.
If we could stop viral epidemics before they happened, tremendous sums of money and lives would be saved. But how do we do it? A new organization called the CEPI was founded this August with a robust answer.
According to environmental activist and author Bill McKibben, the third world war is well underway: it is a battle between human beings and a changing climate, and the humans are losing. But there's still hope.
Recent research in psychology reveals insights into how the stories we are exposed to affect our identities and ideas. What implications does this hold for the influence of the news and the ethics of journalism?