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Aristotle’s Timeless Advice on What Real Friendship Is and Why It...

"The final form of friendship that Aristotle outlined is also the most preferable out of the three. Rather than utility or pleasure, this kind of...

How Technology Could Help Fix Our Broken Financial System 

The modern financial system has become dangerously complex. Increasing transparency would reduce risk, but that requires modeling the monetary circuit at a level...

One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to Children 

"When you read stories to your children, you may be providing them with wonderful opportunities for moral growth. As they listen to stories, children...

Artificial Intelligence Is Killing the Uncanny Valley and Our Grasp on...

"Likely nothing can stop the coming wave of AI-generated content—if we even wanted to. At its worst, scammers and political operatives will deploy machine learning...

Peter Thiel bets on magic mushrooms to treat depression 

A for-profit company that Peter Thiel invests in has plans to start clinical trials of magic mushrooms for depression within the first three...

What Is The Future of Distributed Consensus? A Conversation With The...

"In this hour-long conversation, we address some of the latest concerns from the blockchain community, as well as some exciting new use cases for Hashgraph. Leemon also shares...
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This Present Moment: Experience and Physics (Podcast)

What is now? What is the present moment? These questions continue to stagger us, for nothing i s so simultaneously familiar and alien than the passage...

Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future | Grist

In just a few months from now, at bitcoin’s current growth rate, the electricity demanded by the cryptocurrency network will start to outstrip what’s...

Physicist explores the possibility of vestiges of a universe previous to...

"Neves challenges the idea that time had a beginning and reintroduces the possibility that the current expansion was preceded by contraction. "I believe the Big Bang...

From Here To Eternity 

  William Richards On The Transformative Potential Of Psychedelics Source: From Here To Eternity - The Sun Magazine

The case for reducing extinction risks 

An interesting read. In this new age, what should be our biggest priority as a civilisation? Improving technology? Helping the poor? Changing the political system? Here’s...

Coders of the world, unite: can Silicon Valley workers curb the...

Big Tech is broken. Suddenly, a wide range of journalists and politicians agree on this. For decades, most of the media and political establishment...

The Noise | By Stephen Curry

"One thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, especially today on Veterans Day, is what it means to have a platform." Source: The...

How smartphones hijack our minds 

So you bought that new iPhone. If you’re like the typical owner, you’ll be pulling your phone out and using it some 80 times a...

Scientists think they’ve discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans...

Ketones could supercharge the body in a way unlike any other source of fuel. The San Francisco-based startup HVMN recently launched a drink made...

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire, A 500-Year History.

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Kurt Andersen about the American aptitude for unfounded belief, the religious lunacy...

Teeth of oldest known human ancestor discovered in Dorset

Fossilised teeth belonging to the oldest-known ancestors of humans have been discovered in Dorset. Remains of two rat-like creatures were sifted out of samples...

The Promise of Ecstasy for PTSD

The F.D.A. approval is a beacon of hope for the roughly eight million Americans believed to suffer from PTSD, a group that includes victims...

Smuggled, Beaten and Drugged: The Illicit Global Ape Trade – The...

Disturbing stories often lie behind those pictures. Many chimps have been drugged with muscle relaxers or alcohol to make them easier to handle. Some...

Wim Hof Method: The Iceman on Key to Healthy Life –...

Wim Hof's position on big-big-name celebrities like Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise is that they are going to help take him
and his...

True AI is both logically possible and utterly implausible | Aeon...

"Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the...

A decade ago Amsterdam pumped money into tourism to recover from...

Walking through the crowded streets of her neighbourhood, she points out all the tourist shops that had once catered to locals. “The chemist, the...

Where Do New Ideas Come From? 

Thanks to our appetite for novelty, innovation is requisite. It’s not something that only a few people do. The innovative drive lives in every...

A Pill to Make Exercise Obsolete?

The drug works by mimicking the effect of endurance exercise on one particular gene: PPAR-delta. Like all genes, PPAR-delta issues instructions in the form...

The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart

This is a story of technological unemployment that is crystal clear, and yet people are still arguing about it like it’s something that may...

‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in...

n January 2016, I spent $3,000 to buy 7.4 bitcoins. At the time, it seemed an entirely worthwhile thing to do. I had recently...

The First Episode of ‘The Fatherly Podcast’ (Featuring Ken Burns) Has...

"Burns. The documentarian behind (but not responsible for) The Vietnam War and a significant portion of the PBS greatest hits album stopped by to talk...

Virtual Reality Gets Naughty – The New York Times

Certainly partners will also have to negotiate whether virtual-reality sex constitutes cheating. It is, after all, much more lifelike than traditional pornography. But Mr. McCullen...

It’s getting clearer — the diet-cancer connection points to sugar and...

When insulin rises to abnormally high levels and remains elevated, it can promote the growth of tumors directly and indirectly. Source: It's getting clearer —...