If life is indeed a virus, then tardigrades are very likely the vector.
Want to Help Defuse ISIS’ Propaganda? See How It Works from the Inside. The recent attacks in Paris shine a light on the world’s current biggest boogeyman: ISIS. “Boogeyman” is […]
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If You Work in a Creative Industry, You Should Steal Other People’s Ideas Just as Shakespeare lifted plots from his predecessors, young performers today ought to focus on emulating those […]
Ever want to get rid of the link to that pic of you doing a keg stand? Google can help. And it's pretty creepy.
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Smarts Don’t Guarantee Success. Only a Hunger to Win Can. Take it from a 19-year-old college graduate. Brandon Adams says that most poker players, like financial traders, have sharply analytical […]
Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Deny Evolution If adults want to deny evolution, sure. That’s fine. Whatever. But those adults better not make their kids follow in […]
Losang Samten: Be Mindful. Be Kind. Be Patient. The Venerable Losang Samten, a renowned Tibetan scholar and a former Buddhist monk, stresses the virtues of being mindful, kind, and patient. […]
Bill Nye: We May Discover Life on Europa Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) describes the possibility of discovering life on Europa, arguing that we might make such a discovery in […]
Sarah Lewis, curator and the author of The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery, on art as a galvanic force.
This is how you turn cow farts into energy.
Every few months you have an explanation for everything amiss in your life, especially pertaining to technology. Mercury in retrograde has became the default explanation of what’s wrong with our […]
(Or at least fairly acceptable excuses.)
The U.S. does have one thing in its favor: Inertia. The fact that we have been #1 for so long means that we will continue to live off of past success for several years to come. But, we can't live on fumes forever.
Why are people sometimes more emboldened in their beliefs after being exposed to corrective information?
Many Americans are being misled on serious scientific issues, and science journalists have to spend an inordinate amount of time debunking myths which seemingly never die.
How are we supposed to communicate about science in an age when political partisanship and media hype dominate the 24/7 news cycle?
To truly help developing societies, we need to answer their immediate needs.
What the average person in the Westernized world considers to be a big problem is rarely aligned with reality.
"It's hard to necessarily pick a few."
The more people are attending to threat-related stimuli, the more anxious they get.
Business work today is about grit, perseverance and a good work ethic. This is where our kids fall down.
A study shows a substantial decline in general intelligence of 1.23 IQ points per decade or 14 IQ points since Victorian times.
Why should you only have sex with the person you are in a relationship with?
When we teach people how to catch liars, it takes us 32 hours. And there are over 30 different things you look for. I’ll tell you a couple of them […]
This is a tremendous opportunity for you, a young person, to be altruistic because desperate people are scared.
You don’t want to be so modest that you don’t’ do anything, and just sit there like a puddle, but when you do things, you constantly want to be checking for your own biases.
Are all true scientists destined to become atheists? The answer is no, or at least that doesn't seem to be the case judging by statistics.
The hedgehog probes deeply and narrowly; the fox skims lightly and broadly.