The physicist was both a gentleman and scholar.
“Competition creates efficiency,” is preached as if it were a law of nature. But nature itself teaches a different lesson.
So, here’s the question for today: How should we respond when people we admire make serious missteps? Just so there’s no confusion, I want to say right up front that […]
It is not often that a celebrity memoir makes the leap from the front page of the New York Times Arts section to its Op-Ed page, but then what less […]
Yesterday, Howard University hosted a panel discussion on “The Poetry of Science” featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins. Among subjects, Tyson and Dawkins discussed the prospects for life on […]
Bringing immigrants out of the shadows, on both sides of the pond.
When boredom creeps in, many of us turn to social media. But that may be preventing us from reaching a transformative level of boredom.
Climate activists' brand of iconoclasm is far removed from the Beeldenstorm that swept medieval Europe.
Virtually all the statistical methods researchers commonly use assume potential mating partners decide who they will have children with based on a roll of the dice.
There are different types of atheism and atheists. In general, they can be classified as the non-religious, the non-believers, and agnostics.
Here's how to avoid getting duped by the "dark patterns" of online businesses.
An interactive “globe of notability” shows the curious correspondences and the strange landscape of global fame.
1859's Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
If we are wreaking havoc on ourselves and the world, it is because we have become mesmerized by a mechanistic, reductionist way of thinking.
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
Despite all that we've learned about the Universe, there remain unanswered, and possibly unanswerable, questions. Could "God" be the answer?
Frank Lloyd Wright captured serenity in his masterpiece, Fallingwater, but his egotistical tendencies made life for others anything but serene.
From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's second law.
The German thinker wrote both treatises and songs. He approached each form of expression with the same level of interest.
Intrapreneurs tap into the spirit of entrepreneurialism to innovate and find personal meaning at work, but organizations need to celebrate their efforts more.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
It's been precisely 13.8 billion years since the Big Bang occurred. Here's how we know.