It’s a concept that has shaped ethical debates for centuries. A clinical psychiatrist now thinks it’s time we got rid of it.
“Humans have taken the reins from the gods, and luck has become a design tool capable of changing players’ experiences and expectations.” A look at how game developers strike a balance between luck and fairness.
Even though repetition and memorization have fallen out of favor in many schools, one scholar argues that those, not active discussion or creative approaches, are the most effective ways for students to learn math.
Neuroscientists studied the brain of free solo climber Alex Honnold and discovered that he doesn’t experience fear like the rest of us.
The story of the scientists who try to predict earthquakes – and why their quixotic quest might never succeed.
By studying how moral behavior works in the real world, scientists are tackling an ancient subject that was previously the domain of religion and philosophy: whether human beings are inherently cooperative or competitive. In other words: how selfish are we? The news is good.
A photographer’s quest to document the world’s oldest living plants makes her reflect on the tricky relationship between art and science.
For 25 years, Kai Brothers, who is HIV positive, has been studied by AIDS researchers because he has been healthy and has never taken HIV drugs. Brothers now faces a vexing choice—a dilemma that mirrors a quandary for modern medicine.
Engineer Joshua Pearce explains how to feed 7 billion people after a global catastrophe. Hint: get ready to eat some bugs.
A look at how identical twins—and Olympic gold medalists—Mike and Bob Bryan communicate with each other, as well a larger discussion of “cryptophasia” or the shared language between twins.