Giambattista della Porta's contributions to codebreaking changed the course of communication.
From the laying out of the body plan to the organization and functioning of our nervous system, cells rule gene expression and make us who and what we are.
These initially sympathetic characters take readers down a dark path.
Great writing can unveil the criminal psyche better than any other artistic medium.
The strange case of cultured ultra-thief Stéphane Breitwieser — who claims “art is my drug” — has divided opinion. Is it Stendhal syndrome?
The idea is to study the thing itself — be it a work of literature, death, family, a car, a vaccine, or the hospital — without preconceived notions, trendy easy answers, or dogma imposed on it.
The talent of management should be unleashed toward the management of talent. Many companies are doing the opposite.
We may be the last generation born not knowing if we are alone in the Universe.
Scientists can make substantial progress without fully understanding exactly what they're doing.
Science fiction met nuclear fission when Hungarian physicist Leó Szilárd pondered the explosive potential of nuclear energy.
Ignoring the legacy of William Shakespeare is difficult for any writer, let alone one as quintessentially English as "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien.
The path of a curling stone on ice — and how it can be influenced — is a revealing metaphor for life's decisions.
The outrage machine is fueled by toxicity. But there are practical steps that we can take to recapture control over our emotions.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
Roosevelt had become president but not in the way he wanted. Still, he understood that he had been given the rare opportunity to make history.
If you want to write and speak well, use common words, not grandiose ones. Unless you're Shakespeare, you're more likely to annoy people.
Functional complex systems arise from functional simple systems. Failing to heed this advice can and will lead to disaster.
Dante’s epic journey through hell and heaven reveal how the poet felt about his own country.
We all spend way too much time worrying what other people think of us — it’s time to cut loose.
You become the main protagonist in these novels.
Due to export controls from China, the Europeans had to invent their own forms of porcelain. One type involves dead cows.
In history, every major technological advance has been used, for good and bad.
Better cognitive control over our decisions can stave off disappointment in our actions.
Take a closer look before judging a book by its title.
An insect? A vermin? An unwanted animal? What in the world is Franz Kafka talking about?
The idea that consciousness emerges naturally alongside intelligence could be an anthropocentric distortion.