A once-unthinkable concept is gaining traction and deserves our attention.
David Gunkel | Jan 27
Every now and then fantastical species make their way into the scientific literature, taking the scientific community for a ride.
Michael Ohl | Jan 13
The HAL 9000 computer and the ethics of murder by and of machines.
Daniel C. Dennett / Introduction by David G. Stork | Jan 9
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
Where you stand when you talk to someone is reflexive and varies widely depending on your culture.
Roger Kreuz & Richard Roberts | Dec 22, 2019
To counter the prevalence of bias, more people should choose to have children with Down syndrome.
Chris Kaposy | Nov 26, 2019
Emil du Bois-Reymond proclaimed the mystery of consciousness, championed the theory of natural selection, and revolutionized the study of the nervous system. Today, he is all but forgotten.
Gabriel Finkelstein | Nov 7, 2019
I analyzed thousands of searches by people who were diagnosed with cancer. Their queries offer valuable lessons that could improve the way doctors treat patients.
Elad Yom-Tom | Nov 5, 2019
Among the specious claims about the role of meat in the history of humanity: A meat-rich diet brings with it a masculine vigor that distinguishes carnivorous races.
Josh Berson | Oct 24, 2019
The age of the algorithm marks the moment when technical memory has evolved to store not just our data but far more sophisticated patterns of practice, from musical taste to our social graphs.
Ed Finn | Oct 7, 2019