Thursday Poem: Still I Rise

You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in…

Why Gen Z are Rejecting ‘Girlboss’ Culture

Women (in the West) are aspiring to a “softer life”, away from that of “mid-2000s…

Where Should Society Draw the Line on Extreme Wealth?

Lucas Chancel in Nature: As radical as they might seem, calls for limits on wealth…

Israel, Gaza, and McNamara’s Lessons for War and Peace

by Ashutosh Jogalekar at 3 Quarks Daily: Once again the world faces death and destruction,…

Wednesday Poem: The Lonely Maiden

Beyond the sea, so calm and smooth.The tide so low and the wind so cool.Far…

A Toxic Substance Found in Beethoven’s Hair May Solve an Enduring Mystery

For 200 years, Ludwig van Beethoven’s deafness has puzzled experts and fans. But a recent…

The Line in Neom

The Line, which is at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s mega-project Neom, is a $500bn…

An Essay By an Artist: Nero’s Violin

Judson Vereen at Poetic Outlaws: My encounters with critics are minimal, yet explosive. They will…

‘The Young Engineer’ and Sibte Hasan

Habib Khan, Quetta: We had met Syed Sibte Hasan by chance. It so happened that…

Tuesday Poem: The Ultimate Return

In the early dark before dawnI awake with a dreary feelingof death dripping from my…

Google and Harvard Map a Tiny Piece of the Human Brain With Extreme Precision

Our brains are like a jungle, writes Shelly Fan at Singularity Hub: Fan reports that…

Teaching the Science of Happiness

“In order to help improve my students’ mental health, I offered a course on the…