Lessons for a Young Scientist
A masterclass on what science needs now.
The Worrisome Rise of NFTs
An astrobiologist says non-fungible tokens do not bode well for our species’s future.
The Worth of an Angry God
How supernatural beliefs allowed societies to bond and spread.
Ignorance: How It Drives Science, a New Podcast
In this premier episode, the hosts ask astronomer Jill Tarter who or what’s out there.
It’s Not Irrational to Party Like It’s 1999
Contrary to what the philosopher said, passion can be a slave to reason.
Steven Pinker Has His Reasons
The psychologist unpacks rationality and denies being a guru to the capitalist elite.
How Tycoons Created the Dinosaur
The story of dinosaurs is also the story of capitalism.
Weird Dreams Train Our Brains to Be Better Learners
For many of us over the last year and more, our waking experience has, you might say, lost a bit of its variety. We spend more time with the same people, in our homes, and go to fewer places. Our stimuli these days, in other words, aren’t very stimulating. Too much day-to-day routine, too much […]
How to Build a Society for All to Enjoy
To make social structures more equal, we can’t blind ourselves to genetics.
Ian and the Limits of Rationality
A student at the edge of reason.