I’m a writer, musician, and father living in central New York with my wife, two daughters, one dog, two cats, and countless questions. I’m especially interested in animal rights, creativity, politics, the nature of things and time, and in making a worthwhile contribution. You can follow me @everyrobby.
A mysterious, unidentifed, low-frequency hum as been baffling people for years.
We may be able to harness our own "data exhaust" to do great things.
John Eliot Gardiner looks at what we know if Johan Sebastian Bach's argumentative life.
Kevin Dutton presents the warning signs that someone close to you is a psychopath.
A lay explanation of what brainwaves actually are.
Comedian Ruby Wax explains the brain like no one else.
A Tibetan artist explains what's at the center of a Buddhist wheel of life.
Steven Kotler explains what happens in your brain at aha moments.
High-wire artists Phillippe Petit says mistakes are our very best teachers.
Elon Musk is confident that the electric car's future is solar-powered.
As songwriters, The Beatles had a special trick for making lyrics resonate: They leveraged the power of personal pronouns to connect with listeners.
Ex-POWs told researchers about some amazing new mental skills they'd acquired in solitary.
How the uncertain fate of a fictional tabby gave us the multiverse.
Michio Kaku reminds us that with wonderful new technologies come not-so-wonderful unexpected uses for them.
Casual sex isn't as mindless as it seems, with people actually looking for love, and influenced by brain chemistry and genes.
Neil deGrasse Tyson says the best way to get children interested in science is to get out of their way, or give them some binoculars.