Can a specialized scan of your brain tell us if you are awake and aware? If you are a nice person or a psychopath?
Young people who question everything may be born into communities that insist it is wrong to doubt their religion. Here's the story of one who got away and found his own meaning.
Some marine mammal populations are in major recovery due to successful conservation efforts. Behind these efforts is better data. By filling gaps in our knowledge of marine mammal populations and their movement patterns, scientists are discovering the reality of their situation. Show More Summary
House price crisis and underground housing alternative …Will underground housing solve the housing problems of Toronto, New York, Hong Kong, London and the likes? https://unsplash.com/search/housing?photo=LmbuAnK_M9s By the time you finish reading this article, the population of the world would have increased by over 4,000 people. Show More Summary
The oceans, ravines, rivers, lakes, while these bodies of water are often treated poorly by many, others do their best to give creatures back a healthy home. One such person is Bren Smith, a man who believes fishermen could benefit from his idea for underwater farming. Show More Summary
Take a look around you. It's increasingly obvious that the world is in a state of confusion when it comes to an opinion on the topic of climate change. Despite the numerous scientific organizations and scientists that have continually proven its existence, many world leaders and citizens still deny its evidence. Show More Summary
A diversity of odd habits and rituals for quelling anxiety lies along the continuum between normal and diagnosable. You may recognize some of these compulsions.
Wearable technology, particularly eyewear, continues to make strides. In May, Sony filed a patent for “smart” contact lenses. Among other features, the lenses would function as tiny cameras, capturing photos or recording videos, and storing them for future viewing or playback. Show More Summary
Scientists and the giant pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, are not exactly racing for a cure for heart diseases. Unlike most other diseases, heart disease is not virus or bacteria based,Show More Summary
There are many devices out there that are used to track your daily data – steps in a day, sleep patterns, heart rate, food intake, etc. But what if you could use that data in your dating life and find a possible love match through it?...Show More Summary
An average of 750,000 cases are reported every year of child deaths caused by pneumonia. These numbers are also astonishing because this data accounts for only sub-Saharan African countries. The death toll is a by-product of the absence...Show More Summary
A good deal of what you’re about to read will sound impossible given today’s political climate. The reason being that more so than the previous chapters in this Future of the Economy series, this final chapter deals with the unknown, an era in human history that has no precedent, an era many of us will experience in our lifetimes. Show More Summary
Are we individualist or collectivist? Do we want our voice to be heard by our vote or by our pocket book? Should our institutions serve everyone or serve those who paid for them? How much we tax and to what we apply those tax dollars to says a lot about the societies we live in. Show More Summary
The future of Generation X. The future of millennials. Population growth vs. population control. Demographics, the study of populations and the groups within them, plays a massive role in shaping our society and it's a topic we discuss at great length in our Future of Human Population series. Show More Summary
An economic storm is brewing over the coming two decades that could leave the developing world in shambles. Throughout our Future of the Economy series, we’ve explored how tomorrow’s technologies will upend the global business as usual. Show More Summary
Unlike what our 24-hour news channels would like us to believe, we live in the safest, wealthiest, and most peaceful time in human history. Our collective ingenuity has enabled mankind to end widespread starvation, disease, and poverty. Show More Summary
In 2014, the combined wealth of the world’s 80 richest people equaled the wealth of 3.6 billion people (or about half of the human race). And by 2019, millionaires are expected to control almost half of the world's personal wealth, according to the Boston Consulting Group’s 2015 Global Wealth report. Show More Summary
Monitoring health-- tracking calories, activity, water intake and more-- is hard. Having a wearable device to do these tasks for you makes life easier. At least we thought so! Scientists have recently released information suggesting that wearable fitness trackers are ineffective in yielding weight loss. Show More Summary
“Creative without a strategy is called ‘art’. Creative with a strategy is called ‘advertising.’” -Jef I. Richards Digital technology has exploded over these last two decades. Now, rather than watch television, people watch content on their laptops, smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. Show More Summary