Could the “overview effect” calm political polarization?

In a special edition of the science journal Futures, Sanjoy Som considers the future evolution of the Earth through investigating the longevity of humanity. This article is an exploration of his thoughts, previous work on this topic, and was reviewed by fellow scientists. Astrobiologists study the origins, evolution, and future life of the universe. As […]

Stay calm under pressure with lessons learned in the world’s most stressful careers

Even if you don’t fly a Coast Guard rescue helicopter, you can still benefit from the advice that pilots—and others—have for managing stress. (Zach Lezniewicz / Unsplash /) Living through a pandemic is stressful. Decisions that used to feel mundane—to get that haircut or not—become much more loaded when your health might hang in the […]