Princeton University historian David Cannadine describes how the study of history gives us a much deeper understanding of many important contemporary issues.
York psychologist Ellen Bialystok on how neuroplasticity directly addresses the debate of to what extent our thoughts are influenced by the language we speak.
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.
Award-winning poet & historian Jennifer Michael Hecht describes how the quest for scientific knowledge is often much less objective than many of us appreciate.
University of Michigan Business Professor Andy Hoffman urges us to profoundly re-examine what it means to be environmentally sustainable.
Tufts University philosopher Brian Epstein explains why many models of the social world are so frequently wrong.
UCLA historian Margaret Jacob describes how a careful study of history can increase our understanding of basic human motivations.
UC Berkeley political scientist Mark Bevir describes why a deeper understanding of politics flows from appreciating the difference between laws in the natural and human sciences.
Northeastern University psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett on how harnessing theory of knowledge can deepen one’s understanding of emotions.
From Galileo to Kepler, Newton to Einstein, the most successful natural scientists in history have all tended to buck the established wisdom of their day as they boldly led us towards profoundly deeper levels of understanding about the world around us.
Extending Experience emphasizes the vital role our past experiences play in shaping our current understanding.
Communicating Concepts focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with the communication of knowledge.
Imagine that one day next week, you suddenly find yourself charged with a terrible crime from your distant past that
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.