Verily, a branch of Google's parent company, recently finished its second study of a counterintuitive technique that kills mosquitoes without using traditional insect sprays.
Its apples taste bad, but institutions all over the world want a descendant or clone of the tree, anyway.
We don’t understand why loneliness is bad for us if all we can say is that it hurts.
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
In hell, we assume a position of moral superiority, looking down over the sinners and the poor decisions that led them to this wretched place. In heaven, Dante is looking down upon us.
Should all ideas see daylight?
The bedrock of freedom? Denying the government the power of censorship.
Jordan Peterson is one of the most controversial public figures in recent years. Here's a recap of some of his ideas.
Utopias are idealised visions of a perfect society. Utopianisms are those ideas put into practice. This is where the trouble begins.
Philosophers often get depicted like sages in ivory towers without a practical or human side. A gossip-filled book from the 3rd century can fix that.
In '12 Rules For Life', Jordan Peterson shows why listening is the most important aspect of any conversation.
Sudan leaves behind only two other northern white rhinos, but artificial reproductive technologies could provide a future for the subspecies.
Isn't the world of dogs about more than (British) bulldogs and (French) poodles?
Scientists are supposed to reach their conclusions after doing research and weighing the evidence but, in economics, conclusions can come first, with economists supporting a thesis that fits their moral worldview.
The correlation is more prominent in women than men.
The Germans have a lovely saying for the benefits of keeping an idle mind: ‘die Seele baumeln lassen’, meaning ‘let the soul dangle’.
The one thing both extremes of Left and Right agree on.
Knowing who you are can stop you from becoming who you want to be.
Infographics detailing the exporting of live animals from Africa, 2001-2015
It worked for Iran two years ago, and it can work again with the right negotiations. “We have to understand the ubiquity of energy in everything we do. Energy is […]
How can we stop extinction? One solution scientists have been developing for decades is de-extinction — the process of resurrecting extinct species through genetic engineering.