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The New Reign of the Top One Thousandth

Ever since Thomas Piketty's coming out party, debate has raged in America over the implications of inequality of wealth and income. A new research …

Income Inequality

These Science Photos Are So Beautiful They're Basically Art

The winners of the 2015 FASEB BioArt Image and Video Competition have been announced, and they’re <i>amazing</i>. Chosen from a diverse cross-section of …

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

The debate has brought hundreds of scientists and ethicists from 20 countries to a highly unusual, three-day meeting in Washington on the ethics of human gene editing.<p>"We could be on the cusp of a new era in human history," Nobel laureate David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology …

Series | Decoding Indian Belief Systems: Does Hinduism believe in one God or 33 crore Gods?

Share Email<p>Osho has been one of the most controversial spiritual gurus from India. Among many others, one of the controversies surrounding him was …

The 51 most commonly misused words and phrases - do you get these wrong?

A linguist has pointed out the most common mistakes we make while using the English language<p>It's surprising how many mistakes people make when they use the English language.<p>A linguist from Harvard University is here to help - he has created a list of the words we misuse the most.<p>In his latest book, …

This might be the most controversial theory for what’s behind the rise of ISIS

A year after his 700-page opus "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" stormed to the top of America's best-seller lists, Thomas Piketty is out with a new argument about income inequality. It may prove more controversial than his book, which continues to generate debate in political and economic …

Brain Sees Men as Whole, Women as Parts

A glimpse at the magazine rack in any supermarket checkout line will tell you that women are frequently the focus of sexual objectification. Now, new …

The FT’s best books of 2015 | Financial Times

Where does literature end and fantasy begin? The answer would seem to involve dragons — or at least, you might have thought so in the early months of …

Books

Shelf Life: 33 Book Recommendations From Architects & Designers

Architects often don’t make time to read. Students and professionals alike will admit that the unread books on their shelves outnumber the ones …

Books

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Thomas Piketty might have the most controversial theory for what's behind the rise of ISIS

It may prove more controversial than his book, which continues to generate debate in political and economic circles.<p>The new argument, which Piketty spelled out recently in the French newspaper Le Monde, is this: Inequality is a major driver of Middle Eastern terrorism, including the Islamic State …

Economics

How You Record Ideas May Impact Creativity

Software for creatives must cultivate space for musing, writes Morpholio co-creator Anna Kenoff.<p>A tech VC recently asked me, “Do you even use your iPad anymore? I think they are over.” To which, I replied–perhaps a bit too loudly–“Yes!” There is nothing over when it comes to the potential of touch. …

Creativity

How Can Stories Help Children Explore Difficult Subjects?

During a recent Twitter chat about children's fiction, I was surprised to see someone ask the question, 'Do the rules of children's writing create …

Books

We Nietzscheans

John Verdi<p>Friedrich Nietzsche was born in 1844. He went to good schools, studied hard and by the time he was 24 had been appointed professor of …

Friedrich Nietzsche

Andrés Gómez Emilsson My Interest Shifted from Mathematics to Consciousness after a THC Experience

if topical_image_articles}{/if}My interest in consciousness is in part the result of a marijuana experience I had when I was 16. To understand why, I …

Jared Diamond on the Root of Inequality and How the Mixed Blessings of “Civilization” Warped Our Relationship to Daily Risk

What the distribution of wealth and power in the world has to do with the most dangerous act in your day: taking a shower.<p>By bridging the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, geopolitics, and social science, trailblazing scientist <b>Jared Diamond</b> (b. September 10, 1937) …

Hunter Gatherers

25 Books Every Man Should Read

Make it a drinking game.<p>Literacy is hot. Like CrossFit. Remember this Instagram account? Next time you're caught in a random girl's iPhone lens, make sure you've got your face buried in one of these puppies.*<p>* Burying your face in a puppy is also a surefire way of ending up in a girl's Instagram …