The feminist scholar Irina Aristarkhova presents an alternative view in which the plausibility of artificial-womb technology becomes less of a ‘workable concept’ – or at least more complicated.
On the first day of the semester, I toss out one of my icebreaker questions: How did you first hear about AIDS?
Aeon asked Amundson how we can address the current problems with our soil – or whether we should start looking at the desolate surface of Mars as our future.
I work with books, it’s a bitter and brutal battle between publishers on the one hand and Amazon on the other, redefining what it means to be profitably in the book business in the 21st century.
Aall stripes of non-state actors, even murderous ones, have been filling the vacuum created by inadequate public preparedness following climate disasters for quite a while.
Aggregate economic growth does not translate into less poverty.
Dark matter and dark energy are every bit as real as the stars and galaxies that we can see.
Despite the implication of a recent MIT Technology Review article, cryonics has not advanced significantly in the past 50 years.
Transaction costs impact behaviour, and this is as much the key to urban navigation as it is to preserving our privacy online.
Despite this semi-mythical status, ninja were real, and an integral part of the samurai war machine from the early Middle Ages through to the 17th century
Could your feelings about your relationship change with something so seemingly trivial as the ground beneath your feet?
Trivers’s ingenious conception of parent-offspring conflict proposes that parents will want to invest equally in all their children (since they are all equally genetically related to the parent), while siblings will each try to get more of their parents’ investment, to the disadvantage of their brothers and sisters.
Spring is arriving earlier because of global warming, but global warming is not going to change day-lengths, which are controlled by the Earth’s orbit. And so the life cycles of species that respond to temperature become uncoupled from those that respond to day-length.
Democracy has come to mean little more than electing politicians on the basis of their promises, then watching them fail to keep them.
The abundance of conditions supposedly caused by psychosocial stress is enough to raise alarm bells in a critical, scientific enquirer.
While governments regularly decry terrorism as ineffective, the terrorists themselves have an abiding faith in their violence, and for good reason. Theirs is a trade and they learn it from one other.