Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
"The Soul of a New Machine" provides a rare level of insight into the minds and decisions of humanity's greatest thinkers.
Our economy is dominated by middlemen, including huge companies such as Walmart and Amazon. There are many benefits to going direct instead.
In the age of distraction, don't we all want to read faster and more efficiently?
What if intelligence can thrive without consciousness?
Detective fiction reveals how a particular society or time period looks at crime and criminal justice.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
There is a lot of truth in the ancient wisdom found in almost all religions. Love really is the answer to most problems.
Fish are surprisingly good in numbers tests — a skill that sometimes makes the difference between life and death.
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?
"Immodest Acts" tells the story of Benedetta Carlini, a lesbian nun who claimed to be a mystic visionary but failed to convince the leaders of her faith.
How efficiently could quantum engines operate?
Frank Slater’s book "Practical Portrait Painting" reveals the secrets of masters old and new, from Leonardo da Vinci to Augustus John.
According to Tolkien, fantasy requires a deep imagination known as "sub-creation." And the genre reflects a fundamental truth of being human.
Successful romantic relationships require desire, but that desire doesn't have to be sexual.
If we are wreaking havoc on ourselves and the world, it is because we have become mesmerized by a mechanistic, reductionist way of thinking.
To Vladimir Putin, a young KGB colonel at the time, the decision was a colossal mistake.
Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.
Revolutionary techniques for understanding brain functions in animals could soon help us understand how emotions guide our lives.