A new online religion is spreading misinformation and phony products.
From cosmetic procedures to heart operations, the introduction of AI will create an ethical minefield.
There may be more energy in methane hydrates than in all the world’s oil, coal, and gas combined. It could be the perfect "bridge fuel" to a clean energy future.
Descartes broke from the European philosophers who preceded him and devised a new way of considering humanity and the world.
We will have a better shot at improving our lives once we come to understand, know, and love the people we will one day become.
In an age of high quit rates, struggling low-wage employees, and tone-deaf leadership, the call for “good jobs” makes great sense.
The meaning of the cryptic text has eluded scholars for centuries. Their latest efforts include computational analyses seeking new insights into the medieval enigma.
Neuroscientists and artists alike are making the case that we could transform the world through psychedelics.
A new book by historian and author Paul Strathern argues that the Northern European Renaissance has long been overlooked.
Spiritual experiences can be explained in terms of a highly evolved brain. But they also can be extremely meaningful.
You don't have a "reptile brain."
For the clarity of a “beginner’s mind” and a path to true and lasting wisdom, one must fully embrace "not-knowing."
Diogenes engaged in shocking behavior to demonstrate the contradictions, small-mindedness, and sheer absurdity of prevailing social conventions.
Our brains are hardwired to find fault. The best managers don't let this steer how they interact with their team.
Evolutionary pressures drove the formation of tribes who encoded their values in myths and symbols. Was this cooperation cursed?
If we took the values and principles of cooperation to the next level, we could effectively tackle many crises.
From forgotten Hollywood movies to Frank Herbert’s "Dune," science fiction illustrates some of our deepest fears about technology.
A philosophy of birth can offset the prevailing narrative around extinction and mortality.
Emotion dysregulation has been linked to unhealthy risk-taking, relationship challenges, and negative physical health outcomes.
Science fiction movies capture a classic human flaw: getting the future mostly wrong.
Within a month of that initial conversation, Peter Singer became a vegetarian.
Soviet censorship was thorough yet fallible.
Cyberattacks are growing in number and sophistication.
There may be a symmetrical interdependence between order and chaos.
500 sheep were slaughtered to produce the 2,060 pages of the "Codex Amiatinus," a Latin translation of the Bible.
Take a hint from Einstein and Mozart — unplug and make peace with some degree of failure.
Intelligence is not fixed but fluid. A growth mindset allows our brains to flourish while lowering our stress levels.
You can learn a lot about life through literature's most unrespectable and heinous characters.
"The Man in the High Castle" may be the most beloved alternate history book, but it is not the most historically accurate.