Justus Walker was enjoying his Grade 11 class in sociology. Then came the lesson on white privilege. The teacher handed out a checklist with instructions for the students to score themselves on how much
For those of us who spend a lot of time on the internet, there will be the occasional urge to simply disappear — delete your accounts, roll back your Google results and become invisible. At this particular
By Dominic Basulto Dominic Basulto Bio Follow Who said scientists can’t be world-famous celebrities? On Sunday, nearly $22 million in Breakthrough Prizes were handed out to the world’s top researchers
A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before. At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T.
And how to stop it “It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was in
By Cat DiStasio For cyclists who want to go farther, ride faster and look cooler doing it, there are a lot of options on the market when it comes to high-end bikes. This week we're gawking over a few the
Endless energy from the sun looked like a long-term solution for running our homes. But now the state has pulled the plug on the subsidies that made panels affordable for many. What happens now? Sit back,
In fact, when asked during a recent Marketplace interview what Musk would be doing if Tesla didn't exist, he revealed that he already has a design for such an aircraft ready to go. "I do like the idea
The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries. As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and
It's the first direct evidence of a long-suspected theory Liquid water exists on the surface of Mars during the planet's warmer seasons, according to new research published in Nature Geosciences. This
The widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Powell Jobs is now spearheading a major campaign to rethink high school. It's called XQ: The Super School Project. The initiative tasks educators, innovators,
An architecture firm has an idea to turn the world’s oldest subway system into a giant moving sidewalk
A "travelator" is merely standard British English for the kind of moving walkway you find in the world's airports, but here it lends an appropriately sci-fi ring to the idea, which has roots in the underground
Three years ago, Boyan Slat was a precocious 18-year-old on a TEDx stage in the Netherlands, eloquently introducing people to his radical idea to clean up the ocean. He would build a network of floating
Rod Bridge, whose 16-year-old son died after taking a synthetic drug, travelled to China and recorded meetings with local drug bosses An Australian man whose son died after taking a synthetic drug has
On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving"
Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that
2 climbers crawled through a suffocatingly tiny cave and discovered a new human ancestor that could be 'one of the greatest
A couple of cavers stumbled across the remains of at least 15 individuals in South Africa's Cave of Stars. The species, which is named Homo naledi ("naledi" means "star" in the South African language had
Space It's not often you hear a prominent CEO talk about nuking Mars, so when SpaceX founder Elon Musk broached the idea on the "Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on Wednesday night, people took notice.
Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk are just a few notable people who have warned about the perilous consequences associated with developing AI systems. "The development of full
It's time to face the cold, hard truth, everyone. Apple's standard headphones — also known as "EarPods," which everyone seems to use on a daily basis — are just not that good. Sure, they do lots of fancy
At the elite level, mental performance--and mental toughness--is what separates the vast pool of "really goods" from the truly exceptional. And, just like any other world class skill, elite mental toughness
A 2013 Oxford study estimated that 47% of all American employment could be automated. Jerry Kaplan, author of "Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,"
Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits. The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves.
While luck certainly plays a part, success is usually the result of making a number of smart choices. And so is happiness. Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches
China's leading Shanghai Composite index has fallen by over 30% over the last 3 weeks. The collapse has largely been contained within China so far, but there are signs that it's starting to impact other