A global risk report by the World Economic Forum lists populism and social division among the top five trends that will determine global markets in 2017 and beyond.
More than 630 companies are calling out President-elect Donald Trump in an open letter. It asks him to keep the promises the United States made during the Paris Agreement and move us closer to a low-carbon economy.
New research reveals that people find those who use profanity more honest and trustworthy.
A new nonprofit organization aims to elect more scientists to the U.S government.
Anti-vaxxers may have a friend coming into the White House, and medical experts are worried.
Go fearlessly into the Internet, but not blindly, says Virginia Heffernan – each corner of digital culture has its best practices. Not learning them is a disrespect.
The environmental legacy of this generally disgraced President is second to none.
The United States and Russia are longtime geopolitical adversaries looking for a new way forward.
A recent tweet from Donald Trump plummeted the value of Lockheed Martin's stocks. What implications does this hold about the economic influences of social media?
The work of Kremlin-approved philosopher Alexander Dugin provides key insights on the longterm strategy behind Russian hacks of the American elections.
Donald Trump campaigned on the imperative to bring back jobs for Americans. He should turn to Elon Musk to succeed on his aims.
Elon Musk shared his thoughts on the future of jobs and the government's role in a rapidly changing society.
It's time we talked about working less. While some argue that we shorten the working week, others favor cutting out pointless, time-filler jobs altogether.
Artists who become famous for their children's work get relegated to the 'sunshine and candy' category of our minds. But it turns out Dr. Seuss had serious political bite.
In between time checks on the Doomsday Clock, Stephen Hawking is here to remind us we are living in dangerous times.
Jon Stewart shares his thoughts on many issues during a recent talk with the New York Times.
Poor Americans, people in rural locations, and those with disabilities would benefit most.
“We love, as a culture, to attack messengers when the message is something that makes us feel uncomfortable,” says journalist Wesley Lowery.
As president, Donald Trump is uniquely positioned to bring America back to the Moon.
A federal district court blocks new overtime pay rules, setting up a protracted legal battle.
Much news on the Internet is very similar to the dangerous "yellow journalism" of history.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden told an audience we should not be "putting too much faith or fear elected officials." This includes Donald Trump.
Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek thinks the U.S. political machinery is truly broken. He guides a verbal tour through the failure of manufactured consent, the appeal of human baseness, and politics as a real struggle of life and death.
The history and reasoning behind the much-maligned Electoral College.
It's not by burning people's pictures and wearing the flag as a cape, but by understanding ourselves better, and understanding the person beside you. Three Ways America Can Be United Again - Through Decision-Making 3 Ways We Can Make America Great Again – Through Decision Making Looks Like We're Making America Great Again. Here Are 3 Ways to Contribute.
Malcolm Gladwell does a post-mortem of the U.S. presidential election, speaking to issues of sexism and moral licensing, and makes a bold prediction.
Through a series of election-related email dumps, WikiLeaks played a major role in the U.S. elections.
A long-lost interview with the BBC host Ruby Wax shows Donald Trump appear to intimidate her.
The polls are in, and what will be the deciding factor in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election is something a little more human.
If Donald Trump's political strategies look familiar, says Tim Wu, it's because we've seen them before. Where? In the totalitarian regimes of China, North Korea, and Germany.