These astounding inventions show that civilizations of the past were a lot more advanced than we might have thought.
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An evolutionary biologist explains why you probably won't grow a tail.
Apart from divine authority, is there an ethical basis for right and wrong?
Probably not. Even though we're still investigating the origin of life, the evidence suggests that cells came much later.
Can we stop a rogue AI by teaching it ethics? That might be easier said than done.
We do not need to pause AI research. But we do need a pause on the public release of these tools until we can determine how to deal with them.
Brands like BMW, Walmart, and IBM are seeing big wins from the use of gamification in corporate training. Here's how.
In the name of fighting horrific crimes, Apple threatens to open Pandora's box.
Why do some corporate training programs fail? Here are five reasons.
Philosopher and logician Kurt Gödel upended our understanding of mathematics and truth.
Every year, scientists like George Church get better at editing the genomes of human beings. But will genome editing help or hurt us?
Exploring how a small change in your DNA sequence can make you a natural blonde.
That Nietzsche quote might not mean what you think it does.
Why should it be considered impolite to discuss something so important to our long-term well-being?
Evidence shows that information is transmitted via “complex contagion.”
Research suggests that emotional intelligence is more vital for success than IQ.
75 years after Erwin Schrödinger's prescient description of something like DNA, we still don't know the "laws of life."
Nietzsche both wished he was as stupid as a cow so he wouldn’t have to contemplate existence, and pitied cows for being so stupid that they couldn’t contemplate existence.
We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.
Positive, romantic thoughts could produce positive, romantic outcomes while dating.
It occurred naturally, and scientists know this for certain. Starting in late 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began infecting human beings for the very first time. Discovered in samples […]
The Standard Model and General Relativity can’t be all there is. But how will we discover what lies beyond them? One of the biggest problems with physics is that, apart from […]
Could this finally be the clue we’ve hoped for in uncovering the truth about dark matter? In the physical sciences, theory and observation are supposed to work hand-in-hand. Theorists work out […]
The program aims to notify people after they've come in close contact with someone who tested positive.
On larger and larger scales, many of the same structures we see at small ones repeat themselves. Do we live in a fractal Universe?
Two Williams pioneered geological mapping in Britain and the United States - but the world only remembers one.
Addressing recent claims about that very question.
A new study at UPenn found that effective learning includes mistakes—just not too many.
Unfortunately, "less is better" is not a catchy marketing slogan.