Brain implants could eliminate miscommunication between lovers
Germans were debating the “body–soul problem” by the mid-19th century, but Socrates pondered the problem first
Science will never tell us who we really are, and that is why it will last forever
The quantum theorist thinks we’ll solve war, global warming and consciousness—and that will be just the beginning
Is weirdness only in the eye of the beholder or is it an objective quality of reality?
Evolutionary theorists propose that female desire for domineering males helped create a patriarchal world
A meditation for the Winter Solstice
For far too long, Darwinian theory has justified sexist attitudes and behavior
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