A Political and Literary Forum
Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.
New research shows that a scientific worldview helps people cope with feelings of powerlessness and the anxieties of mortality.
The cause of Camus's native countrymen moved him, yet he yearned helplessly toward the European culture that had formed him.
Uruguay’s government may soon be the first in the world to produce and distribute pot.
Evgeny Morozov answers questions about his new book
Terry Winograd, Evgeny Morozov
The philosophy of personal responsibility has ruined criminal justice and economic policy. It's time to move past blame.
Barbara H. Fried
The push for online learning is bad for literacy and bad for democracy.
We should examine the potential of online learning with an open mind.
We should avoid absolute judgments about MOOCs and assess the mix of possibilities they offer.
William G. Bowen
Nothing stretches our thinking about the mind the way an octopus does.
The decades-long rise in IQs suggests that intelligence is not biologically fixed.
Claude S. Fischer
Onagawa: a place in the modern world that had suddenly passed from existence. Remembering Japan’s tsunami.
The gun in my pocket was a declaration that the city had broken the social contract.
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