According to environmental activist and author Bill McKibben, the third world war is well underway: it is a battle between human beings and a changing climate, and the humans are losing. But there's still hope.
"Islamic extremism is an assault on the ideas of liberalism, on the idea of innovation, on women, on gays, on tolerance, on civilization," says the author and social activist. She says if American cultural leaders like Ben Affleck can't see this, it's because they're not paying attention.
I received an advance reading copy of The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early Americaby Scott Weidensaul recently, even though the book was released […]
Studies show talk therapy works, but experts disagree about how it does so. Finding the answer could help professionals and patients.
In many city-states, it was perfectly acceptable for older men to have sexual relationships with young boys.
A conservator from the Rijksmuseum explains how they went about investigating whether the painting is a genuine Rembrandt.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, the Sentinelese clearly don't want to be bothered.
Alzheimer’s disease is frightening, but the right combination of lifestyle choices can reduce your risk.
It’s not a huge leap to imagine we could target the biological processes that mediate our behaviours.
Cold War meets Star Wars in this cut-away of a 1950 “rubber bubble,” the first line of defense against nuclear sneak attack.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
Sludge may be inevitable, but there are better ways to manage such frictions in our daily lives.
Long before the Wordle mania, there was the crossword puzzle craze. And newspapers around the world condemned them as an “invasive weed” that caused mental illnesses and even murder.
Frank Lloyd Wright captured serenity in his masterpiece, Fallingwater, but his egotistical tendencies made life for others anything but serene.
Whether NASA likes it or not, humans eventually will be having space sex.
The mad dog’s bite caused a hideous metamorphosis, which transformed its human victim into a nefarious monster.
The most unpleasant aspect of intellectual liberalism is that when speech causes emotional or mental pain, the offended parties are morally entitled to nothing.
It's been precisely 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang occurred. Here's how we know.
The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. So are the anti-vaxxers. Over the past year, most of us have learned more about coronaviruses than we ever thought we’d need to know. […]
Christmas was banned in 1647 and rebellions broke out across the country.
We’ve argued over ideology for far too long. It’s time to pick a better route to prosperity. In every civilized society around the world, there’s a trade-off that must be […]
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.