Current events are changing the landscape of vacations as we know them. Enter the rise of the “staycation.” Read more about creative vacation opportunities.
In this article, author and anthropologist Helene Mialet analyzes the relationship between humans and machines as it existed for scientist Stephen Hawking.
In today’s media-saturated political climate, it’s hard to imagine a world in which in news about government policies, court cases, and elected officials was relegated to print news sources. Read this article to learn about some of the ways in which television has impacted American politics.
COVID-19 has the potential to overwhelm hospital resources and infect staff. Find out how robots are helping to ease both of those problems.
Explore how the most likely scenarios surrounding the global outbreak of COVID-19 might play out.
Did you know that most Americans sleep with some sort of electronic device in their rooms at night? Do you? Find out how this habit might be affecting your sleep.
Read the article to learn about how artificial our reality could be. Why play video games when you may be living in one?
In a rapidly-changing digital world, traditional cultural institutions like symphonies and museums are struggling to remain relevant. Find out how some are trying to keep up.
The Internet of Things is a movement to make the objects around us, from umbrellas to traffic lights, internet capable. Learn about the technology that already exists and what the future holds.
In this article, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee discuss the second machine age, in which artificial intelligence and the ability of most people to access online resources will come together to create new innovations.
Can you imagine a world where humans aren’t reliant on fossil fuels? Such a thing may seem impossible, but Christiana Figueres believes this ambitious goal is not only possible, but within reach.
Though slavery was outlawed in the late 1800s, forced labor remained legal in the United States if someone was convicted of a crime. Langston Hughes wrote about such a loophole in his powerful essay examining the harshness of chain gangs.
Humans currently have their eyes set on colonizing Mars in the near future. Read on to learn how Venus may be a better option.
The late Garry Davis, a former bomber pilot haunted by his World War II experiences, hoped to unite all of mankind by eliminating national boundaries.
Did you ever wonder what the Harlem Renaissance looked like? See for yourself by watching a video about this age of discovery for modern African-American literature, art, and music.
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States government relocated many Japanese Americans to internment camps. This article gives more information about how and why this happened.
Scientists have created a robot that can be controlled with brain waves and subtle hand gestures. This paves the way for more responsive and intuitive robots. Are robot butlers and personal care workers in our future?
The World Wide Web recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Read about how the internet as we know it was developed and how it transformed the world.
Massive changes for food and sustainability are on the horizon. Read on to catch a glimpse of what the future has in store.
Writer, anthropologist, and life of the party, Zora Neale Hurston, was a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Read this “retrobituary” to learn about her life and death.