Princeton University historian David Cannadine describes how the study of history gives us a much deeper understanding of many important contemporary issues.
Emory University primatologist Frans de Waal investigates the extent to which our moral judgements can be extended to other animals.
Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt’s remarkable discovery of natural quasicrystals demonstrates the importance that persistence plays in scientific breakthroughs.
Northeastern University psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett on how harnessing theory of knowledge can deepen one’s understanding of emotions.
We are in a situation where virtually everyone has heard about “The Two Cultures”, but most of us are actually wrong about its meaning.
Personal Perspectives offers candid glimpses of the motivations, passions and frustrations of a variety of researchers at the front lines of knowledge.
Communicating Concepts focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with the communication of knowledge.
What makes a language a language? Simple, right? Any time humans get together and use a collectively-recognized series of utterances
Princeton University cosmologist Paul Steinhardt describes how many physicists stubbornly refuse to abandon a theory of the universe he helped develop.
To most scientists, human emotion is something to be minimized at all costs in their pursuit of rigorously objective understanding
University of Cambridge political scientist John Dunn’s insights on the role of etymology in his research.
University of Oxford historian John Elliott on the key role of imagination when historians examine historical records since they are usually written from only one perspective.
If a tree falls in a forest with nobody to hear it, does it still make a sound? For many, this
Princeton University historian of science Michael Gordin on falsification and science vs. pseudoscience.
A decade later, a friend of mine mentioned in passing that, given my interests in education, I should check out the IB’s Diploma Programme.
Education is one of those curious topics that manages to display unparalleled consensus and divergence simultaneously.