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Martin Rees: 'We shouldn't attach any weight to what Hawking says about god'

Martin Rees is a man of many parts. He is the 59th President of the Royal Society – Britain's "top scientist" – the Master of Trinity College, …

Stephen Hawking

Eat yourself to sleep: the foods that can help get a good night’s rest

Ahead of World Sleep Day next week – an awareness-raising exercise that should surely be renamed World Sleep Night – there has been increased focus on how much sleep we should be getting (more than we probably are) and how to get it. The event has prompted the strange claim that eating two kiwi …

Nutrition

A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency

Peter Sloterdijk has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal democracy. Now his ideas seem prophetic.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One weekend last June, in an auditorium in the German city of Karlsruhe, the philosopher …

Angela Merkel

Gamification: Why employers are embracing games in the workplace

Video games might once have been considered the territory of children or teenagers, but a recent study has found at least a third of us have played …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Our lives were frozen by chronic fatigue syndrome

A New Psychology for a New Economy: The Benefit Mindset

Every business wants to grow and be successful. But is the pursuit of growth alone actually holding businesses back? In this article we explore how a …

From 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'I Love Dick,' the female gaze is thriving on television

Two girls, one guy.<p>It’s the stuff a million pornographic fantasies are made of — except as depicted in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”<p>During one of the most talked-about scenes from the Hulu series, a young woman known as Offred (Elisabeth Moss) engages in a ritualistic act of intercourse known as “the …

This is the Future: EXIT

<i>“It’s almost as though the sky, and the clouds in it and the pollution of it, were making their entry into history. Not the history of the seasons,</i> …

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

The Kekulé Problem - Issue 47: Consciousness

<i>Cormac McCarthy is best known to the world as a writer of novels. These include</i> Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, <i>and</i> The …

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7 books Justin Trudeau thinks everyone should read

'Ready Player One,' by Ernest Cline<p><i>Amazon</i><p>'At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly …

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The Philosophy of The Matrix: From Plato and Descartes, to Eastern Philosophy

Do you take the red pill or the blue pill? The question, which at its heart has to do with either accepting or rejecting the illusions that …

Trump Is a Chinese Agent

The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts.<p>Trump took office promising to fix our trade imbalance with China, and what’s …

Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Homo sapiens as we know them will disappear in a century or so’

Last week, on his Radio 2 breakfast show, Chris Evans read out the first page of <i>Sapiens</i>, the book by the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari. Given that radio audiences at that time in the morning are not known for their appetite for intellectual engagement – the previous segment had dealt with …

Singularity

The invention of ‘heterosexuality’

One hundred years ago, people had a very different idea of what it means to be heterosexual. Understanding that shift in thinking can tell us a lot about fluid sexual identities today, argues Brandon Ambrosino.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2017” collection. Discover more of our</i> …

We need independents like Ted Mack more than ever

This integrity – which led him to resign as mayor and state MP in 1988 in order not to qualify for the million-dollar political pension he thought …

“Albert Camus Speaks of Happiness Against a Background of Despair” - A 1946 New Republic review of Camus' existentialist classic, The Stranger

“We were born at the beginning of the First World War. When we were adolescents, we had the Depression. When we were twenty, Hitler came. Then we had …

Outrage at inclusion of gay character in film about woman-buffalo romance

The Disney film studio is in damage control this week, as news spreads that its live action remake of Beauty and the Beast may contain a gay subplot, …

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …

Immune System

10 Great Movies From The 1970s That No One Talks About

Nations as diverse as France, Italy, Poland, and Japan have each had a great amount of films released throughout the 70s, masterpieces that shifted …

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Breast-Feeding the Microbiome

<i>This is an edited excerpt from “</i><i>I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life</i><i>,” which will be published on August 9th by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.</i><p>The Foods for Health Institute, at the University of California, Davis, has the appearance of a Tuscan …

STRIKE! Magazine – On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant

In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century's end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain …

Economics

Scientists: Many Forms of Anxiety And Depression Are A Result Of These Inflammatory Foods

A Quick Note from Our Founder<p><b>Have you been curious about losing weight eating Bacon and Butter? You're not alone!</b><p>Going "Keto" has helped so many of …

Sales-Driven Soothsayers: Corporate Anthropologists as Trending Trope in Today’s Public Imagination

by<b> Sarah LeBaron von Baeyer</b>, ReD AssociatesMy colleagues and I at ReD Associates, New York, nearly elbowed each other out of the way trying to snag …

Longfin Eel, Anguilla reinhardtii Steindachner, 1867

Animal Species:Longfin Eel, <i>Anguilla reinhardtii</i> Steindachner, 1867<p>The Longfin Eel is a large, primarily carnivorous fish that has a broad head, and a …

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The History of Philosophy, from 600 B.C.E. to 1935, Visualized in Two Massive, 44-Foot High Diagrams

The history of philosophy tends to get mightily abbreviated. The few philosophy professors I know don’t have much truck with generalist “history of …

David Walsh's MONA casino a political gamble

In Tasmania, the power of the Farrell family is more pervasive than that of the infamous Gunns Limited at the height of the woodchipping mania. They …

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