A Quiet Path Out of the Coronavirus Shadow
Mindfulness helped this ER doctor through a dark time. It can help us through these times.
I Am Not a Machine. Yes You Are.
Debating the impact of machine-created art.
The Trouble with Brain Scans
An aspiring cognitive scientist faces the sketchy truth about fMRI.
Here’s How We’ll Know an AI Is Conscious
Zombies are supposed to be capable of asking any question about the nature of experience. It’s worth wondering, though, how a person or machine devoid of experience could reflect on experience it doesn’t have.Photograph by Ars Electronica / Flickr The Australian philosopher David Chalmers famously asked whether “philosophical zombies” are conceivable—people who behave like you […]
I Have Come to Bury Ayn Rand
A prominent evolutionary biologist slays the beast of Individualism.
This Tenet Shows Time Travel May Be Possible
Director Christopher Nolan could take a tip from new research into “closed timelike curves.”
Blackout in the Brain Lab
What will happen to the organoids? A work of fiction.
Life Beyond Human Has to Play by the Rules
A zoologist explains why complex life anywhere depends on natural selection.
How Intelligent Could Life Be Without Natural Selection?
Don’t be surprised if alien life forms are a lot like us.
The Charmed Life of Frank Wilczek
A novelist gets a physicist to explain his scientific breakthroughs.