What if artificial intelligence surpasses us the way we have our primate cousins? Will it decide that it knows what’s best for the planet?
This year I returned to my family’s tradition of the great American road trip. Some things have changed, but the reasons to do it are timeless.
Robert Moor’s meditation is a smart and lively reminder that without trails, we’re lost. We need them to save us from the madness of wandering with absolute freedom.
People used to think that light originated from the eyes, but then science came along and ruined the idea forever.
Jennifer Ackerman’s “The Genius of Birds” takes you into the mesmerizing world of our intelligent feathered neighbors.
“On Immunity” reminds us that we are vulnerable and dangerous creatures, one small part of a larger organism and, for better or worse, interdependent.
Do you suffer from tree blindness? We probably all do to some extent. But there is a cure, says Gabriel Popkin.
A hike through the forest may have us looking at everything but the flourishing underworld beneath our feet.
The National Park Service is more than land preservation, it is a place where people—no matter their background—can gather over a shared value.
Sometimes you need a writing break to make head-space for more writing.
Can someone be a religious person and violently act in the name of a faith? That depends on who you ask.
Are humans basically good? Not necessarily when an authority is present.
As it turns out, knowing someone in a faith brings with it warmer feelings for that faith.
What would you do if there were only 15,000 humans left on the planet? One species is that close to disappearing forever.
How do scientists fix scientific illiteracy? They partner up with illustrators.