Like many of us, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius hated waking up early, but his stoic philosophy always helped him get out of bed.
Commodus lived the anti-Stoic life, pursuing lust, narcissism, and self-indulgence.
Experimental archaeology is the practice of recreating past events using knowledge and tools available at the time. Sometimes, it involves elephants.
In the night sky for March of 2022, only stars and the Moon, not planets, will greet you. The real show, however, arrives just before dawn.
It's a common misconception that to be a Stoic is to be in possession of a stiff upper lip.
On the morning of March 31, 2020, these three worlds will be at their mutual closest in 20 years. For the past few weeks, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter have all shone […]
Ever had trouble finding reason to get out of bed? Marcus Aurelius has some advice for you.
No one has seen an equinox this early since the 19th century. And you’d better get used to it. This year, on March 19, 2020, the equinox will occur. For a […]
Some fish evolved legs and walked onto the land. Right?
The week-long global protest, which is calling for an end to the age of fossil fuels, is taking place in more than 160 countries today.
How the half-hour commute and motorised transport changed our cities into huge metropolises.
Is it saying too much to say something doesn't exist when you have no evidence either way?
Great ideas in philosophy often come in dense packages. Then there is where the work of Marcus Aurelius.
Notes from the Fog author Ben Marcus on Elon Musk, the weird existential joys of the reality TV show Castaways, and whether we will eat in the future.
You’d be surprised how many bad things happened on the exact same day.
Truly a negative week in terms of the comments on our Facebook. Maybe have some fruit and some sunshine next week?
Survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida are demanding that lawmakers in Washington take action on gun control measures.
Since the March for Science was planned, it's been mired in controversy from both supporters and those who think it's politicized.
Is it luck? Is it a numbers game? Science suggests that it may be a delicate mix of both.
Scientists are planning a Scientists’ March on Washington on April 22 to protest the Trump administration’s anti-science policies.
Not to dampen the enthusiasm for all you bracketologists out there, but the odds of accurately predicting the NCAA tournament range from 1 in 128 billion to 1 in 9.2 quintillion.
Editor’s Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here. You might recall from high school biology a scientist by the name of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. He proposed a […]
President Obama gave a stirring speech today in Washington, D.C. He reflected on those who marched 50 years ago today. He praised the “brilliance” of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. […]