Some sages say seeing things as they truly are should make us feel fantastic, but others demur
The care of people with dementia poses an agonizing philosophical dilemma
After a science writer kicks caffeine to reduce his anxiety, a wellness expert assures him that coffee is good for you...
Noam Chomsky, Richard Dawkins, Martin Rees and others answer the question: What’s your utopia?...
A play dramatizes the deepest of all mysteries, the mind–body problem
A science writer struggles to stay upbeat in a troubled time
Physicists and others confront science’s limits
Prominent scientists exaggerate the violence of Native Americans, whom European invaders ravaged.
Books by physics titans Stephen Hawking and Martin Rees recall a bygone golden age, when science seemed capable of anything
The mystical doctrine of oneness has creepy implications
The great linguist and political critic remains hopeful that we can overcome global warming and other threats
Philosopher Tim Maudlin sees advances in free will, morality and the meaning of quantum mechanics
Truth can be ugly, and beauty can lead us astray
Engineering students join Google and Microsoft workers in protesting the tech-industry's enabling of U.S. militarism
Hippy physicist Nick Herbert pursues a lifelong love affair with nature
We cannot escape our subjectivity when we try to solve the riddle of ourselves
A new book about psychedelics conveys their subversive, estranging weirdness
A science writer and java junkie struggles to stop abusing the world’s most popular drug
The author of a new book about consciousness, free will and the meaning of life conducts a testy interview with himself
The great philosopher, renowned for his ferocious attacks on scientific and political dogmatism, could be quite dogmatic