In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book Capital in the 21st Century, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that "the second machine age" of digital technologies will entail th...
We are sentient beings in a void of mystery, with growing, explosive tools like technology and science, and yet so many people can still be convinced to trade in their ticket for 80 years of musical electric chairs, of running in circles to...
Surgeons at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh will be testing a new technique for placing patients in a state of suspended animation, by draining all of their blood and replacing it with a saline solution.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells.
Matt Dorfman We live in a world made of computers. Your car is a computer that drives down the freeway at 60 mph with you strapped inside. If you live or work in a modern building, computers regulate its temperature and respiration.
Eric Garner. Michael Brown. The Sony hack and surrender to fear. 2014 seems to be ending on a crappy note. My twitter feed is full of people expressing good riddance to the year. 2014 was better than that.
Image: Sam Van Aken An art professor from Syracuse University in the US, Van Aken grew up on a family farm before pursuing a career as an artist, and has combined his knowledge of the two to develop his incredible Tree of 40 Fruit .