Why some say searching for ET is best done quietly.
Maybe Newtonian physics doesn’t need dark matter to work.
If men take more risks than women, it’s not because of biology.
For many reasons, humans and robots should not take turns at the wheel.
What's the real difference between man and machine?
In the brain, as in the heart, "just right" means just fractal enough to walk the line between chaos and order.
Does an alien race from "Star Trek" tell the story of human consciousness?
When we make moral judgments, says Fiery Cushman, the lead researcher at Harvard’s Moral Psychology Lab, the "more primitive, so to speak 'you caused it, you should suffer' response never goes away."
Western literature has gradually progressed from narratives that relate actions and events to stories that portray minds in all their meandering, many-layered, self-contradictory complexities.
G looks like a devil, C# is the tree in the Garden of Eden, and F is something like the underbelly of a frog.
How introspection and imagination make robots better.
Does the quantum state ultimately represent some objective aspect of reality, or is it a way of characterizing something about us, namely, something about what some person knows about reality?
Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.
Cancer doctors are overworked retire early, and attract fewer recruits than other specialties, leaving the rising cancer-patient population vulnerable. Here’s what must be done.
In a short story for Nautilus, acclaimed author of "The Road" and "No Country For Old Men" tackles the issue of where language comes from.
Neurobiology has made some progress as to how perception and thought actually take form. Consciousness may well be made of atoms, and it all begins with sensations.
“We need a way of theorizing subjectivity in such a way that we’ll just acknowledge that there are parts of our experience and our perceptual knowledge of things that are generated by the particular ways that we interact with the world.”
Four important scientists on how their profession shapes they way the view the world.
It is small-time to make just the world a better place. The real opportunity lies in making the universe a better place.
What 'E.T.' teaches us about our moral obligations.