An Arab thinker invented economic theory 400 years before Adam Smith did

An Arab thinker invented economic theory 400 years before Adam Smith did

When students study economics they learn, early on, that Adam Smith is the “father of modern economics.” This idea is one of the most basic…

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Meteorologists are running out of colors to map extreme heat

Global warning is upending weather maps. With temperatures reaching a near-record high of 119°F (48°C) in Arizona earlier this week, meteorologists ran out of colors…

Productivity hacks are built for bros

In our work-obsessed culture, productivity “hacks” are like a virtual currency. The internet is rife with shortcuts to help you crush it like a pro,…

The surprising benefits of anxiety

“Anxiety can just as well express itself in muteness as with a scream,” wrote existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1844. While Kierkegaard spent much of…

Fake news is already disrupting Kenya’s high-stakes election campaign

Nairobi On the morning of Apr.13, at the height of Kenya’s primary elections, residents of Busia County in western Kenya woke up to a dose…

Now is a peak time for flight delays in the US

Don’t be fooled by the beautiful weather in the US during summer: It wreaks havoc on air travel. Just this past week, there have been…