Prohibitionists around the world have long used rhetoric to associate the plant with violence and depravity.
Ryan Stoa | Jan 23
In order to preserve nihilism as a meaningful concept, it's necessary to distinguish it from pessimism, cynicism, and apathy.
Nolen Gertz | Jan 16
Every now and then fantastical species make their way into the scientific literature, taking the scientific community for a ride.
Michael Ohl | Jan 13
If certain areas of science appear to be quite mature, others are in the process of development, and yet others remain to be born.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal | Jan 6
Chicago sees itself as the quintessentially modern city of industry. But the urban grid emerged long before the calamity from which the city as we know it arose.
Hannah B Higgins | Jan 3
A lexicon of landscape as word, concept, and path to discoveries.
John R. Stilgoe | Dec 30, 2019
Where you stand when you talk to someone is reflexive and varies widely depending on your culture.
Roger Kreuz & Richard Roberts | Dec 22, 2019
Dreidel isn't just a game of simple luck; it's a practical lesson in discovering the value of fairness both to oneself and to others.
Eric Schwitzgebel | Dec 19, 2019
Amid all the imperial aspiration, wooly-minded New Age mythologizing, and pure unadulterated commerce, the obelisk stands tall.
Brian A. Curran, Anthony Grafton, Pamela O. Long, and Benjamin Weiss | Dec 16, 2019
From field recordings to bird box automata and clocks, humans have been reproducing and utilizing bird sound for centuries.
John Bevis | Dec 12, 2019