Sam Harris talks with David Deutsch about how modern people are already living like astronauts.
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When David Bowie played Andy Warhol in the 1996 film Basquiat, he wore Warhol’s actual wig and glasses. Bowie met Warhol in his travels through the art world and even […]
INDIANA JONES IV SLATED FOR MAY 2008: Spielberg to Direct, Reports Variety; Spider Man Scribe to Pen Script; Questions About Harrison Ford’s Age Linger
Time out for a bit of soft journalism….Variety reports that after an eighteen year wait, Indiana Jones 4 is going into production and will be released in May 2008. After […]
In 1504 no less a historic name than Niccolo Machiavelli, author of The Prince, brought together the two greatest artists of the time to decorate the walls of the Great […]
At Monday’s Personal Democracy Forum in Manhattan, I asked David Corn, chief of the Washington Bureau for Mother Jones and a blogger for CQ Politics, for his opinion on a […]
It occurred naturally, and scientists know this for certain. Starting in late 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began infecting human beings for the very first time. Discovered in samples […]
“You are not allowed to proceed further. Turn back and head the way you came.” These words were spoken to me by a policeman standing on the approaches to the […]
The Knights Templar were not only skilled fighters, but also clever bankers who played a crucial role in the development of Europe’s financial systems.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
What good is a conspiracy theory you can't profit from?
Ad Fontes Media wants to educate readers on where to find reliable sources of news and lessen the heat from the political flame wars.
Do we suffer from birth anxiety like we suffer from death anxiety?
The top of Mauna Kea is the ideal physical site for this new, ready-to-be-built telescope. But that’s far from the only concern. For many years, astronomers have looked forward to a […]
You can be born with good genes and study hard and still not meet your potential. Your environment has a lot to do with how smart you are.
The Green New Deal is an ambitious attempt to fight climate change, but is it destined to hit the political skids?
Is it a super-secret place for the global el33t? Or is it just a bunch of n00bs masquerading as true h4x0rs?
Atheism has been called many things over the years. Is it a cult, and what is a cult anyway?
Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida are demanding that lawmakers in Washington take action on gun control measures.
America's most popular conspiracy theories and the science behind them.
The Justice Department announces the end of privately run Bureau of Prisons jails, and activists are excited.
A Canadian teen who discovered a lost Mayan city via satellite imagery is not backing down from the critics.
The apple of American politics never falls too far from the tree.
King coal has been dethroned for decades. Yet he still determines how Brits vote.
Nudges, “choice architecture,” social marketing and other non-rational approaches to government are a pretty significant development. After all, these policies replace explicit arguments (“you should get more exercise for these […]
In my news feed the other day was a photo of an anguished boy holding an even smaller boy, killed by a shell. Another day in the war in Gaza. […]
Like a greyhound race, politics is a competition. And as the rabbit keeps moving ahead, the greyhounds are incentivized to keep chasing. Consistency bias is simply the failure to admit that's what we're doing.
“It may amuse you, Mother, to try to photograph during your solitude,” Julia Margaret Cameron’s daughter told her while presenting her with her birthday gift in 1863 while Mr. Cameron […]
For the May/June issue of Canada’s Policy Options magazine, I contributed an article adapted from my Spring 2013 Shorenstein Center paper examining the career of environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben. With anticipation building over Obama’s […]
How, our grandchildren will ask, did we come to marriage equality in the United States? And we’ll answer, like Hemingway’s Mike Campbell: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” We can grasp […]