Everyone hates NAFTA. But what was NAFTA actually supposed to do? Did it deliver on its promise? To understand that, you have to look at America’s relationships with two goods: avocados and shoes.
Scientists are engineering a new, more efficient generation of computer chips by modeling them after the human brain.
Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge.”
In this video, he explains how Albert Einstein saw the world in a different way from how most scientists see it.
A new study aims to find out why and how we avoid information we don’t want to hear– and how we can stop doing it.
Why so many languages invented words for colors in the same order.
Tap dancing originated in America. It’s a mix of several dance styles—Irish jigging, British clogging, and the percussive steps from African dance. Tap dancing can be traced back to Five Points, now known as Chinatown in New York city. Tap dance also has its roots in minstrel shows, where it was viewed as American comedy. In the 70s, tap dancing legends, Jane Goldberg and Brenda Bufalino took tap from the bright show tune lights of Broadway back to a place of self expression.