These days, arts and sciences are worlds apart. But it never used to be this way. So what's the difference between art and science, and why are they different nowadays?
Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children's books and children's shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?
Why do people write fake news? And why do people keep trying to get attention via doing outrageous things on the Internet? While some people really are just nuts, for others, they do it for the lure of advertising revenue.
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?
Does anybody remember how to do quadratics? Me neither, and I'm doing it right now. If school isn't about learning subjects to use in our future careers, what is is for?
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.