The ancient rules that lie behind divinity, democracy, and Daraprim
Could a conscious mind exist without a human brain? If not, then what about your robot, your pet dog, your soul and your God?
There are so many ways to be immortal. Which one works for you?
Competition isn't always fair. Here are some alternatives.
I think, therefore I am. But there are those that suggest you are not who you think you are.
Leave me alone with my phone
Master or slave?
A history of the universe in verse
Is it really all just mumbo-jumbo woo-woo talk?
Our incomplete education could end the world. Can the humanities save us from ourselves?
How do we prevent robots from turning on their human masters?
Is mathematics really an abstract academic subject? Actually, it’s all around us.
How come our Universe was fine-tuned to enable the miracle of Life?
Consider Omega. Commonly known as the density parameter, it tells us how
important gravity is in the expanding universe.
How to measure the immeasurable — and why it can sometimes go wrong.
Different people have different swearing habits. Some people spew out
expletives at the drop of a hat, while others fee...
Do users have a ‘body’ that exists independently from the online profile?
Is there life after deletion?
That’s a question that has never been answered. Or rather, it’s been answered
Don’t wait for creativity to come to you — create it yourself
Let’s travel back in time. Travel way, way back. Back to when our ancestors
roamed the wilderness with nothing more than anima...
The hidden details that influence your decisions — and the Aztec way to deal
Suddenly, the subsidies stopped coming. They just didn’t arrive. Then, people
found the money going to ...
What lessons can today’s world learn from an ancient Mongol debate?
I was watching a Fox News video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XptovfGo1Xo]
the other day, about the Green New Deal.
A super-smart AI may not be evil. But what it could be, is even more dangerous.
This year, SpaceX made it possible to reuse rockets, by making them land on
earth instead of burning up in t...
Who owns the Mound? The answer is not so clear.
The Mound rises up like a tiny mountain on the grass. Tiny compared to
mountains, that is: on the scale of those who live in it, the Mound can...
Thinner than thread and stronger than steel, silk is not simply for snares.
She’s full of brains. Very full. That’s practically all she is — a brain with
its support system, carried on eight...
How banks make money by borrowing it from the future
Tall ships and tall kings
Three times three
What brought they from the foundered land
Over the flowing sea?
Seven stars and seven stones
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