Category Archives: Science

Potential super-Earth found nearby after decades-long hunt

By Nadia Drake of National Geographic Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star. If it’s truly there, the alien planet would at least partly fulfill a fantasy decades in the making, … Continue reading

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This is the most sexist place in America. For women born there, it will have significant impacts.

Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham If you want to move to the least sexist state in America, then head to New Hampshire, according to an index of sexist attitudes developed by economists at the University … Continue reading

Posted in Children, civilization, Demographics, Education, Fairness, Families, Gender Gap, income, Marriage, Science, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, Washington Post

Rich people are more likely to lie, cheat and steal. Science explains why.

By William Wan of the Washington Post What is it about money that makes people do bad things? A growing body of psychology research has tried to capture and measure the exact effects of wealth on behavior and morality. That … Continue reading

Posted in Money, Power, Science

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the factories of the future

By Helena Leurent, Head of Future of Production, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, Enno De Boer, Partner, McKinsey & Company and Diego Hernandez Diaz, Engagement manager, McKinsey & Company After a decade of flat productivity, the arrival … Continue reading

Posted in Business, innovation, Learning, Science, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Einstein’s Masterwork: 1915 and the General Theory of Relativity

A review of John Gribbin’s new book by Chris Edwards Gribbin has written a definitive work on Einstein, his intellectual process, and the creation of a true Masterwork. Even though no one still fully understands the wave-particle duality of light, … Continue reading

Posted in Einstein, General relativity, Science, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis