As long as we lack a "consciousness meter," we can’t resolve debates about what is or isn’t conscious
Speakers at a meeting on animal consciousness dive into a deep ethical debate
Prominent scientists exaggerate the violence of Native Americans, whom European invaders ravaged.
Over lunch, a philosopher and suburban dad tries to describe the highest state of mystical consciousness
Neuroscientist Christof Koch calls for a “crash program” in brain technologies to make us smarter
An encounter with a Buddhist teacher provokes a meditation on the nature of spirituality
In 1970 a psychiatrist at Tulane University electrically stimulated the brain of a gay man while he had sex with a female prostitute
Eliminating the threat of nuclear weapons once and for all will require ending the threat of conventional war, too.
U.S.-made guns wreak havoc around the world as well as in the U.S.
Neuroscientist based at Yale in 1960s controlled bulls, monkeys and humans with brain implants and envisioned a “psychocivilized society”
We don't have time for scientists to gather definitive evidence linking climate change to big storms
A science journalist walking through Lower Manhattan ponders the meaning of the Irish Hunger Memorial
The FDA just approved the first gene therapy for sale, but such therapies remain far from fulfilling their early promise
A new book argues that meditation can benefit us individually and globally
There is nothing admirable about a white male arguing that white males are biologically more fit for jobs in tech
Nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein also speaks out on nuclear terrorism, proliferation, modernization, eradication and civil defense
The biologist and atheist, whose latest book was released this week, talks about the reliability of science, artificial intelligence, religion and the president
If Kuhn had “never lived,” there “might still be a President Donald Trump”
Shannon, a pioneer of artificial intelligence, thought machines can think but doubted they "would take over”
Harvard’s Richard Wrangham and Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky clash over claim that war has deep evolutionary roots