Why Doesn’t Ancient Fiction Talk About Feelings? - Issue 65: In Plain Sight - Nautilus

    Reading medieval literature, it’s hard not to be impressed with how much the characters get done—as when we read about King Harold…

    The nuclear bomb didn't beat Japan — Stalin did

    Have 70 years of nuclear policy been based on a lie?

    • Life Lessons

    The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

    For the longest time, I believed that there’s only one purpose of life: And that is to be happy. Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to achieve happiness in some …

    It turns out parenthood is worse than divorce, unemployment — even the death of a partner

    A new study shows that the happiness of a first-time parent falls after the baby arrives. That may be why so many don't end up having a second.


    About 12 years ago, I co-founded a startup called Basecamp: A simple project collaboration tool that helps people make progress together…

    The High Stakes of Surfing’s Wave-Pool Arms Race

    With the Olympics ahead, artificial-wave makers appear to be one-upping one another in their attempt to bring surfing to the world.