It's time to bring "friendship love" back.
Alchemy had its golden age in the 17th century, when it counted Isaac Newton and Robert Boyle among its adherents.
A primer on Judith Butler’s theory of gender and performativity.
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.
Stoicism is popular today but often misunderstood and misapplied. In fact, a naive interpretation of Stoicism is damaging to your well-being.
The debate goes back at least 400 years.
The carnival spirit was in full swing when the priests got wasted and made indecent gestures while dressed like pimps.
Scientists can make substantial progress without fully understanding exactly what they're doing.
If you've found yourself befuddled by extraordinary scientific-sounding claims, you're not alone. But this centuries-old lesson can help.
Will we ever unravel the mystery of consciousness? Two academics made a 25-year bet on it. The scientist lost.
No, Gandhi did not single-handedly bring about Indian independence. Pacifism alone usually gets you killed.
The crisis of the Anthropocene challenges our traditional narratives and myths about humanity's place in the world. Citizen science can help.
Is mathematics woven into the very fabric of reality? Or is it merely a product of the human mind?
These core teachings make an ideal starting point for exploring Buddhist philosophy.
Gods and angels have been replaced with hi-tech extraterrestrials.
The Serenity Prayer is nice — until the missiles come raining down on your city.
The idea that consciousness emerges naturally alongside intelligence could be an anthropocentric distortion.