A far-flung team is trying to build the first digital lifeform to work out the basic principles of the brain.
Psychiatrists who take time with their patients are not the norm. It's not because others don't care. Rather the system rewards efficiency, not empathy.
The short version: trying to keep the best minds of his generation from working on advertising.
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In a world where Kevin Garnett, Harold Ford, and Halle Berry all check "black" on the census, even the argument that racial labels refer to natural differences in physical traits doesn't hold up.
Chris Hadfield's return from the International Space Station marks a new era for the final frontier.
Comparing Washington's reaction to the banking crisis and the unemployment crisis shows how and why government focuses on the rich and ignores the rest
As Turkey's biggest minority makes peace with the Erdoğan government, the classroom turns into a nationalist battlefield.
Givers focus on others, takers on themselves, and matchers care most about fairness. Studies show that most professional success, not just satisfaction, goes to givers.
The book is meant to condemn decadence, not celebrate it.