An artist seeks to enlighten viewers to the blandness and disorder of the universe
As one famous person's life proves, the right circumstances can have a dramatic effect on success
Are doctors and empire-building hospital executives abusing some of their authority or are patients exploiting their economic power?
Early cost estimates of government projects tend to be optimistic, but does that mean an ambitious project should be scrapped when its price increases?
What's more expensive overall: a $300 coffee maker that uses $1coffee pods, or buying a $1.50 Starbucks brew each morning?
Sociopaths often seem nice and respectable. Should you be afraid of the man next door?
Why is it so hard for some to believe that Shakespeare wrote his own plays?
Physical documents can be incredibly durable, retaining ancient information through earthquake, fire, and damage by insects and molds
What sets philosophy apart from other subjects in the humanities
The passing of a different computer great highlights the different philosophies of leading tech companies when it comes to basic research
An expected 25 million people will buy these new phones by the end of 2011. How does this happen during these tough times?
In Florida universities, humanities programs are under attack -- but will an emphasis on science and engineering really stimulate the economy?
When Thomas Edison died during the Great Depression, the nation was far more optimistic than it is today
The Danes want to make it harder for their own people to eat fatty foods despite being one of the world's great producers and exporters butter, cheese, and bacon to other countries
Are jobs really unfilled because of a shortage of basic cultural knowledge and good writing?
Most toasters today can't hold a candle to the Sunbeam T-20, introduced in 1949 and going strong ever since
Books printed as they are ordered save paper resources, but they still lack the quality of traditional volumes
The question of what it means to copy something isn't new
The Solyndra scandal shows how unstable the tech industry can be, but in some cases failure is better than not trying
Very few people can sit perfectly still for a whole work day; the best desk chairs are the ones that adapt to your movements, allowing you to sit up, recline, lean forward and, yes, even slouch