As students, we are told to build a theory, an argument, or a philosophy—and then, once we have an idea, to go find the facts to legitimise it. Is this a good idea?
This year, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize. But given the state of nuclear tension between the U.S. and North Korea, is it even reasonable to award them the prize?
These days, music is a private thing, a thing you do with headphones on by yourself. But is it always that way?
Many people have heard the (re)phrase, “don’t just do something, stand there!” But isn’t “standing there” doing something?
Besides Christmas lights and disco balls, lights are almost always yellow. Why?
Let’s be clear: extremism doesn’t begin with a pulled trigger. It ends there. And the Internet, despite all the wonders it has done for the world, has probably been one of the best incubators for extremist thought.
For the most part, while people love and adore handmade goods, their enthusiasm for machine made goods (save phones, perhaps) is far less. Why is that so? And is there really the difference between the two?
Everyone has probably watched a sport, and everyone has their personal favourite. Here are ten of the most popular sports, described in one sentence (sorry cricket).
Introducing colouring books, the latest way adults pretend that they’re children (while still demanding to be respected like adults).