Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead
July 27, 2014
If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?
Siri, You're Messing Up a Generation of Children
April 02, 2014
Has anyone thought through what it means when kids scream at robots?
Regret is the Perfect Emotion for Our Self-Absorbed Times
February 16, 2014
We regret to inform you, but regret is not remorse
Big Mother Is Watching You
October 29, 2013
The creepy new technology of spying on your kids
This Is How You Should Talk to a Climate-Change Denier
October 22, 2013
Plenty of people deny science. But there are tricks that make communication work.
Margaret Atwood: Our Most Important Prophet of Doom
September 25, 2013
Margaret Atwood and the anti-utopian reading that brings tomorrow’s blistered hellscape today.
Don’t You Dare Say "Disruptive"
August 15, 2013
It’s the most pernicious cliché of our time.
By focusing too much on weight loss.
And Martians Shall Save the University
July 09, 2013
Why do we need the liberal arts? Because it gives us sci-fi.
There’s been a lot of chatter these past few weeks about an Atlantic article by Jean Twenge called “How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?” In it she debunks some of the research underlying the claim that women’s fertility declines steeply after 35.