For thousands of years, all over the world, we've told tales of monsters and the undead. Why? Aaron Mahnke, creator of the 'Lore' podcast, on the hunger for mystery.
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The idea that Aaron Swartz fought for is that the public should have access to federal court documents as well as access to scholarly research that was being put behind paywalls.
One day, I found a press release from an academic journal, calling attention to one of its articles. That is unusual enough, since the kinds of articles that Aaron Swartz–a […]
Last Friday Aaron Swartz committed suicide, shortly before his Federal trial was due to begin. According to the US Attorney’s press release, “if convicted on these charges, SWARTZ faces up to 35 years in […]
A tribute to Aaron Swartz, the young hero of freedom for information, driven to his death on Friday by the US Department for Justice
RIP Aaron Swartz, you will not be forgotten.
In last week’s cover story at New York magazine on the forthcoming Facebook biopic “The Social Network,” the film’s screenwriter Aaron Sorkin offers his pessimism about the nature and impact […]
The now-millionaire remembers a time when he overdrafted his account.
A conversation with the founder and CEO of Mint.com and vice president of Intuit’s personal finance division.
"Right now, America has neither the opportunity nor frankly the balls to do truly big things on Arab-Israeli peacemaking," writes Aaron David Miller.
The tale of a young man driven to his death for fighting for what is right, and the young woman picking up where he left off.
Best-selling author Steven Kotler discusses hypofrontality -- literally the slowing of the brain's prefrontal cortex -- and how it allows one to enter an optimal state of consciousness, known as flow. As Kotler explains, flow refers to those moments of total absorption when we get so focused on the task at hand that everything else disappears
Two years before opening his Barnes Foundation in 1925, Dr. Albert C. Barnes vowed that in his new institution, “negro art will have a place among the great art manifestations […]
MITT ROMNEY’S WAR ON SCIENCE? In Appeasing the Right, Lame Duck Gov. Appoints ‘Ideological Compatriot’ Rather Than Expert to Head Mass. Stem Cell Funding
The Associated Press reports that outgoing MA Gov. Mitt Romney has appointed Aaron D’Elia, a state budget director with no formal scientific background, to be executive director of the Massachusetts […]
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Our desire for recognition at work can lead us to perilous ends.
Every proton contains three quarks: two up and one down. But charm quarks, heavier than the proton itself, have been found inside. How?
The science fiction dream of a traversable wormhole is no closer to reality, despite a quantum computer's suggestive simulation.
Economic growth is more about quality than quantity.
One award was for a medical procedure that incapacitated thousands of people.
It could one day fuel nuclear fusion reactors.
The "attention economy" corrupts science.
Fulfillment at work isn’t about finding your passion; it’s about cultivating the relationships that create a sense of belonging.
If you find yourself on one of these roads, it might be a while before you see another fellow traveler.
From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.
Behavioral interventions may be better for long-term health.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Modern applications of Stoicism show up in unexpected places, from the latest techniques in psychotherapy to texts on Christian theology.
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.
Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.