On Thursday, New Zealand moved to ban an array of semi-automatic guns and firearms components following a mass shooting that killed 50 people.
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A guaranteed basic income is an old solution to a new problem of labor automation.
A new study finds that even one season of football can affect a child’s brain. But soccer isn’t safe, either.
Will economies and societies continue to innovate, finding new ways of increasing agricultural efficiency or will insufficient resources lead to catastrophes? In a 1958 work, Aldoux Huxley offered an answer.
Ramadan, the Islamic calendar's month of fasting, begins Saturday evening. This presents a challenge to the many Muslim athletes competing worldwide, most notably in the World Cup.
As NYC police attempt to clear Zuccotti Park of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, it seems appropriate to reconsider who OWS is and what they want. To me, their goals […]
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Reading between the lines of Dorothy’s adventure to the Emerald City.
"The digital HQ - the digital infrastructure that supports productivity and collaboration - actually became more important than the physical HQ."
The world isn’t ending! But we are likely at the beginning of a profound transformation.
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.
What we call "basic research" is actually the most cutting-edge. It underpins knowledge, and without it, technology does not come into being.
More than 150 companies are developing flying cars. Here's why they're aren't yet off the ground and darting across city skies.
Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
You've spent almost a decade gaining extremely specialized skills. But that's ok; your value is greater than you realize.
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.
In the Saudi Arabian desert, the Al Naslaa rock formation looks completely unnatural. Its perfectly vertical split remains a mystery.
A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
Flow occurs when a task’s challenge is balanced with one’s skill.
Regret isn't just unpleasant, it's unhealthy.
Next year is the perfect time to have better conversations!
Millions of Americans are quitting their jobs, but even if you can’t join the Great Resignation, you can still pursue a do-over moment.
The most unique interloper into our Solar System has a natural explanation that fits perfectly — no aliens required.
The power of play: our forgotten lifehack.
In 2006, Pluto was demoted in a very controversial decision. Unless you ignore nearly all of planetary science, it'll never be one again.
The book Buddha Takes the Mound delivers an engaging and sophisticated account of Buddhism’s worldview through the prism of baseball.