In today's world, when the truth oftentimes seems stranger than fiction, it can be appealing to indulge in a little counterculture wisdom. Even Kylie Jenner seems to believe in conspiracy theories these
It's a different type of career high. Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband
We take for granted, every day, that what we perceive as “real” is actually reflective of some type of objective reality. That the atoms and molecules composing our bodies actually exist; that the photons
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Here's the case for contacting aliens by sending messages into the future. Space is "vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big," as the author Douglas Adams put it, and those gargantuan dimensions present a
As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when