“As a man is,” wrote William Blake, “so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.” No doubt my tumultuous childhood is a part of the reason […]
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We are tearing ourselves apart over gender issues, with the result that the problems of boys and men are left untreated.
It was officially closed in 2007, but has just been reopened.
Artificial intelligence has so far replaced more menial labor, but could it one day soon come for the more analytical positions in the economy like writers and reporters? What will become of journalism?
AI may help organizations overcome unconscious biases in hiring and increase diversity.
The reason why reveals a near-universal difference in the academic strengths of each sex.
Did you know the U.S. is actually almost half empty?
Should America stay out of other civil wars in other countries? This expert argues for rebel forces winning on their own terms.
Unwittingly, thousands of Londoners cross zones of reduced civil liberties on a daily basis
Through an incredible anecdote, Earl Lewis demonstrates why STEM can't do it alone. Scientists and humanists needs each other, and institutions have a responsibility to continue to fund and nurture the humanities.
How many kinds of stories are there? From Harry Potter, to Oedipus and Romeo and Juliet, scientists at University of Vermont use data modeling to figure it out.
The achievements of the Millennial generation are already obvious, says playwright and comedian Lewis Black. And whatever their negative qualities, they pale in comparison to older generations.
The angriest of comedians shares a joke about the current Oscars dilemma and why he finds discussing it such a frustrating experience.
How the “hierarchy problem,” or why gravity is so much weaker than everything else, might be the key to the entire Universe. “I just think too many nice things have […]
And, you know, really look at what's in front of them.
Why is gravity so different from the other forces? On the hierarchy problem. “Science enhances the moral value of life, because it furthers a love of truth and reverence — love of […]
Of all the galaxies in our local supercluster, one outweighs them all. “I recognize my limits, but when I look around I realise I am not living, exactly, in a world […]
This past weekend people gathered in the nation’s capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech that was part of the […]
Bitcoin is just the first virtual currency to make it big – and you can bet it won’t be the last.
You run the innovation playbook – a prophetic strategy, a product development obstacle course of a process, a portfolio management radar detection system and a wide array of eccentric creativity […]
This weekend I saw Lincoln, which was a tremendous movie. Daniel Day-Lewis gives a compelling performance as President Abraham Lincoln during the closing days of the Civil War, when he […]
Have you ever walked past a monument, stopped to see what or whom it was for, and either still had no idea what or whom it was memorializing or had […]
This article was previously published on AlterNet. For the vast majority of human history, the only form of government was the few ruling over the many. As human societies became […]
On my old site, I had regular link roundups for all the stories I saw that interested me, but that I didn’t have the time to write about at greater […]
This semester I am teaching a doctoral seminar on the important questions and trends related to media, technology and democracy. In this post, I introduce several major topics and provide […]
The new cancer stem cell theory has forced scientists to reevaluate the efficacy of our own weapons as we wage war against the disease.
Yemen (Hat tip: David Stringer)Sir Patrick Cormack: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements have been made for the conference on Yemen which he […]
Ideas blog 3quarks Daily is seeking entries for its second annual political blog post contest. This year’s celebrity guest judge is distinguished American writer and editor Lewis Lapham. Last year, […]
If There is a Problem with Science Journalists, It’s That They Are Losing Their Jobs…But There Is Hope In a New Model
Sometimes I just don’t get it. Whether it is climate change, evolution, or vaccination, the more literal minded among science bloggers and pundits typically blame science journalists for breakdowns in […]
The US goes by the motto In God We Trust (but only since 1956, when it replaced the ‘unofficial’ motto, E pluribus unum). A motto (from the Italian word for […]