How to Be Creative
The science of creativity is relatively new. Until the Enlightenment, acts of imagination were always equated with higher powers....0
Was Stonehenege Built For the Sound Effects?
The origins of Stonehenge have long baffled historians - was it intended as a monument for the dead, a...
Marilynne Robinson: Reclaiming a Sense of the Sacred
Over the years of writing and teaching, I have tried to free myself of constraints I felt, limits to...
Neanderthal Cave Paintings May Be World’s Oldest Works of Art
The world’s oldest works of art have been found in a cave on Spain’s Costa del Sol, scientists believe....
Molecules From Scratch Without the Fiendish Physics
A suite of artificial intelligence algorithms may become the ultimate chemistry set. Software can now quickly predict a property...
Online Gamers Achieve First Crowd-Sourced Redesign of Protein
Obsessive gamers’ hours at the computer have now topped scientists’ efforts to improve a model enzyme, in what researchers...
How the Unconscious Mind Boosts Creative Output
A study from the Netherlands finds allowing ideas to incubate in the back of the mind is, in a...
How Deep is Blue? The Present Future of AI
We face the field head-on to evaluate what the pundits are saying, what scientists are building, and how close...
The Infinite Library: An interview With Jaron Lanier
Jaron Lanier coined the term virtual reality and now regrets it, he's a computer genius and a philosophic genius...
Is Music Dead?
David Cope, the author of more than seventy published compositions and a professor at the University of California at...