As trust in experts declines, authenticity and personal connection matter more. And where does authenticity come from, anyway?
These 17th-century plays resonate the fundamental, timeless, question of human existence: How can we know that life is not a dream?
The San Francisco Bay Area is getting flooded with relentless rain and strong winds, just like it did a week ago, and fears of rising water are now becoming very serious
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Eunice aphroditois. Credit: Jenny Huang*; Wikimedia If Hell's a glittery rainbow party of terror, you'll find this guy having post-drinks in the pub at 10am.This is Eunice aphroditois , otherwise known as a bobbit worm.
The L Aquila Verdict: A Judgment Not against Science, but against a Failure of Science Communication
A court in Italy has convicted six scientists and one civil defense official of manslaughter in connection with their predictions about an earthquake in l’Aquila in 2009 that killed 309 people.
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.
This article arises from Future Tense, a partnership of Slate , the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On the evening of Wednesday, Oct.
Did Jane Austen create the perfect tool for studying attention? Image credit: Evert Duykinck, public domain, Wikimedia Commons. I don’t remember if I had any problems paying attention to Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park when I first read it.
Credit: Jochen Smolka, Lund University Anyone who's been to the beach on a hot day knows the feeling of scorching sand underfoot. But do beetles that cross the sunny savanna or dwell in the desert feel it, too?
Attention fellow science geeks! Submissions are now open for the 2013 CyberScreen Science film festival, which takes place as part of the famous Science Online Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.
There has been a lot of discussion of Dario Maestripieri's disappointment at the unattractiveness of his female colleagues in the neuroscience community.
Last week the man whom The New Yorker called "the most influential living philosopher" came to my school, Stevens Institute, to talk about "Ethics and the Election." Peter Singer, who was raised in Australia and now teaches at Princeton and the University of Melbourne, espouses utilitarianism, an ethics that seeks to minimize suffering and maximize wellbeing.
For years I've been thinking and hoping that quantum physics would become the next hacker revolution. DIYers in their basements, garages, and hackerspaces have already pioneered radio communications, PCs, household robots, and cheap 3-D printers--why not quantum entanglement, cryptography, computers, and teleportation?
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