The dichotomy between art and science is more apparent than real. Sam Illingworth from the UK’s Manchester Metropolitan University explains.
On a recent visit to my mum’s place, I searched through my old stuff for something my children might like. One book that caught my eyes was (the German edition of) James Trefil’s Dark Side of the Universe. It’s about cosmology, the Big Bang and the expansion of the universe, Einstein’s theory of general relativity, … Continue reading Who’s killing physics?
“You can’t just hope to pour a big bucket of science into [people] as if they’re just an empty vessel waiting to be filled,” says Associate Professor Antony Eagle. It’s a matter of volume. It’s a matter of taste. It’s a matter of digestibility. Which means quality comes second. And that’s the core of a modern … Continue reading Does science even know what truth is, anyway?
David Evans Bailey from New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology explores the idea of ‘Virternity’.
Modern data suggests the philosophers are right. Biplab Das reports.
One of the most successful science fiction films of all time mines Plato and Descartes among others. Richard Colledge from the Australian Catholic University explains.
Physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn reframed our understanding scientific progress. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
Polymath, philosopher and Nobel laureate, Bertrand Russell was a one-man logical powerhouse. Jeff Glorfeld reports.
The idea that reason and emotion are mutually opposed is wrong, and counterproductive, argue the University of Queensland’s Peter Ellerton and Deborah Brown.
The second in our three-part series, Paul Biegler explores the notion of free will and how food sways your conscious – and unconscious – urges.
A pitiless drought has played its part in the tragedy unfolding in Syria, Laurie Zoloth explains.
A new book re-examines Aristotle’s contribution to our understanding of the natural world.