When boredom creeps in, many of us turn to social media. But that may be preventing us from reaching a transformative level of boredom.
Education has a global bias against boys.
We might be dining on insect-based Christmas pies with robot-harvested algae on the side.
For college students, it's the early afternoon.
Retired astronaut Ron Garan believes that before we can begin solving our problems, we must understand our interrelatedness through the "orbital perspective."
We all see beauty the same way.
Wizbang innovations capture the public’s imagination, but thoughtful, incremental development is often more valuable to those in need.
For the first time in nearly 1500 years, fewer than half the people in England and Wales consider themselves Christian.
“My dad asked me if I had been to tutoring and I lied… Then he showed me the tablet."
Inequality should be measured in terms of the time it takes for us to earn the money to buy the things we need. And everyone is getting wealthier.
Between the instability of the real estate market and cryptocurrency fluctuations, everyone has been talking about bubbles. But what are they, really?
There are different types of atheism and atheists. In general, they can be classified as the non-religious, the non-believers, and agnostics.
The findings contradict a widespread belief.
Population growth is driven by three changes: Fertility, mortality, and migration.
You want your baby's name to be unique, but so does everyone else.
They believe in meritocracy, yet leave their kids massive wealth.
Paradoxically, some do it for erotic reasons.
Many Americans aren't rejecting spirituality, just practicing it differently.
In the future, people may look back with horror at how humans treated AI in the 21st century.
Satanic cultists don't even believe the Devil exists. Satanism is largely a religion focused on secular humanism and hedonism.
The media is deliberately pushing your buttons.
We are tearing ourselves apart over gender issues, with the result that the problems of boys and men are left untreated.
The world has improved in mind-blowing ways.
Between 30% and 50% of the US population says they believe in ghosts.
This is a perversion of justice.
We can never hope for a future with no problems. The solutions to problems create new problems, which in turn require new solutions, as WIRED founder Kevin Kelly explained recently.
Fiona Broome remembered Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s (he didn't). Oddly, many people had the same false memory.
From time-traveling billiard balls to information-destroying black holes, the world's got plenty of puzzles that are hard to wrap your head around.
Expressing gratitude encourages others to continue being generous, promoting a cycle of goodness.