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When you feel overwhelmed, understand balance is hard

The world of work has changed. Technology was supposed to have made our lives easier, but instead we find ourselves on our phones at 10 p.m. on Friday nights, trying to read complex work emails on 5.5″ screens.
A scene from the trailer for "BeeMe," an MIT Media Lab social experiment.

MIT is giving you control of a real person on Halloween in a dystopian game that sounds like an episode of ‘Black Mirror’

MIT Media Lab is launching a dystopian online social experiment called "BeeMe" on Halloween. EDT. Users will control a person by suggesting and voting on commands.
Jeremy Bentham's actual severed head, now on display at UCL.

An eccentric English philosopher’s decomposing severed head is on display at a top UK university

Jeremy Bentham made instructions in his for him to be dissected after death and be preserved as an 'auto-icon.'

A video game that has turned players into $50,000-a-month entrepreneurs just raised $92 million to turn them into media moguls

Roblox CEO David Baszucki explains how a game you may never have heard of raised $93 million.

Scientists can’t decide if fish feel pain

In the pages of the journal Animal Sentience, scientists are having a surprisingly sharp debate about whether a fish can feel pain.

9 of history’s greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."

Tony Stark becomes the Messiah in Marvel’s ‘Civil War II’ — here’s what it all means

Tony Stark is portrayed as the Christ in "Civil War II." Here's what it all means.

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there’s a ‘very high’ chance the universe is just a simulation

We trust the scientists around us to have the best grasp on what's really happening in the world. So is it disturbing if some think the world might not be real?

Peter Thiel is trying to save the world: The apocalyptic theory behind his actions

"The fate of our world may depend on the effort of a single person who builds or propagates the machinery of freedom that makes the world safe for capitalism."

16 of history’s greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness

Some of history's greatest thinkers offer their words of wisdom for how to lead a happy life.