With explosions taking place virtually, how much harder will it be for weapons scientists to confront the destructive power of their work and its ethical implications?
Sherry Turkle | Feb 29
Mayors and their municipal staff should not be considered visionaries, but a coordinated team of managers and janitors.
Alain Bertaud | Feb 27
Technologies will soon make it far easier for anyone to make a custom robot. Will this result in a zoo of obnoxious, exotic new creatures?
Illah Reza Nourbakhsh | Feb 20
A harbinger of the ways in which modern life would become dominated by mechanical motion, the bicycle was a fitting subject for the first motion picture.
Bruce Bennett | Feb 13
The creative process demands openness to the unexpected and a recognition that what we “have in mind” may not be at all what is beginning to transpire before us.
Christopher Bardt | Feb 10
Incentives are as risky in parenting as they are in business.
Joshua Gans | Feb 6
Anti-pornography feminists see porn as inherently degrading and exploitative, but for some viewers it can be hugely empowering and even a challenge to rape culture.
Milena Popova | Feb 3
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