It takes confidence to achieve great things. It's a state of mind which can transform desires and dreams into reality. But a big part of taking risks which result in success involves the dialogue which
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos sits atop one of the most successful companies of our time, not to mention a personal fortune of some $150 billion. I think we can all agree that by any meaningful definition
The global meltdown began 10 years ago this week, when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. This week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the Great Recession, with Lehman Brothers having filed
Science just proved what your mum has been saying all along When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in Psychology Spot says people are born with
Climate change is going to revolutionize politics in cities across the world. Rainfall in Cape Town is a dramatic affair. In the winter wet season, ominous clouds and strong winds rumble in from the northwest,
On Saturday, one day after his family announced that he had decided to stop treatment for his brain cancer, John McCain died at his home in Arizona. Something about John McCain brings out the cruelty Donald
When a huge floating gyre of plastic waste was discovered in the Pacific in the late 1980s, people were shocked. When whales died and washed ashore with stomachs full of plastic, people were horrified.
Plato was not a fan of democracy. Many might consider this just a blip on the philosopher’s otherwise excellent political analysis. But his description of the “democratic man” does give pause for thought.
“You wouldn’t do a gene drive in a cow because you choose who mates with who,” Alison Van Eenennaam said. Van Eenennaam is a professor of animal genomics at the University of California at Davis, where
From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years. If you're the
The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect
In Steven Pinker’s new book out this month, Enlightenment Now, the Harvard professor catalogs reams of data to show that the world has actually gotten much better over time, despite what you hear on the
A look at the content moderators that control what we see turns into a manifesto against the internet itself Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and
"What's your favorite book?" seems like a good question. So innocent, so simple. In practice, it's terrible. I interviewed more than 100 of the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, actors, writers,