By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~7 min
How we perceive what's going on in the periphery can reveal a lot about our conscious minds.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Driven by a desire to eliminate pain, some people have shockingly advocated taking the rest of nature with us.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
Philosophers say now is the time to mull over what qualities should grant an artificially intelligent machine moral standing.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~10 min
Challenge trials – purposefully exposing volunteers to the coronavirus – could speed up the development of a vaccine. But there are serious ethical concerns with this approach.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Those with strong beliefs tend to be admired.
April 30, 2020 • ~7 min
If every action spilts the universe into different versions, what does that mean for free will?
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Whether we miss them, feel guilty about not having appreciated them more or struggle to forgive them, remembering our parents can hurt. Here's how to move on.
April 16, 2020 • ~11 min
A lot of numbers are being tossed around about COVID-19 and what to expect in the future. They're being used to make critical public health decisions, but they aren't as simple as they appear.
April 10, 2020 • ~8 min
The captain of a ship, or a soul, doesn't sail while ignoring the wind – sometimes they go with it, sometimes against it, but they always account for it.
March 12, 2020 • ~8 min