Are Plants Aware?

We usually only call something sentient if it responds to us. But despite our human preconceptions, plants may experience consciousness albeit in a different fashion from us.

Could a Million Monkeys Type the Secret of Life?

Life's special place in the great scheme of existence

The Myth of Death

Does the mind die with the body?

A Commentary on the Nature of Life

Things are not only queerer than Einstein imagined, but queerer than even Lewis Carroll imagined.

A Trip Through Time and Beyond

Say goodbye to death, and fasten your seatbelt for a mind-blowing ride through space and time … and beyond.

You Really Are the Center of the Universe

We go to and fro our little affairs on an insignificant little planet orbiting an insignificant little sun. Scientists tell us that the universe doesn’t care if we—the little creatures who inhabit this earth—are alive or dead. But there’s a problem with this view—a big problem.

In the Beginning There Was…What?

What came first, you or the universe? The answer is not only unsettling, but suggestive of something both mysterious and inescapable: that you're the template for the universe and the laws of nature themselves.

When You Die, Do You Wake Up in the Morning?

The world, it turns out, isn’t the hard, cold place we imagine waking up to in the morning. We scientists are only beginning to pierce the surface of reality.

The Most Astounding Thing in the Universe

The startling discovery that reality is observer-created challenges everything we know about ourselves and our relationship with the world.

An Amazing Summer With B. F. "Fred" Skinner

While driving past Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, the great psychologist turned to me and said “You know, Rob, one day I’m going to be over there.” Now, thirty years later, it’s hard for me to drive by in the spring when the majestic trees are all in bloom.
Where Are All The Aliens?

Where Are All The Aliens?

In Star Wars, the bars are bustling with alien creatures. Yet despite half a century of scanning the sky, NASA and SETI haven't found extraterrestrial life. So where are they? The problem may be more fundamental than anyone thought––it involves understanding our very selves.

Does Time Really Exist?

We’ve all been taught that time and space exist. They’re real. Or are they? Films, novels, and television shows overflow with examples of characters transcending the everyday boundaries of space and time. But now, new experiments suggest there’s more than a morsel of truth in this popular culture genre.

How Nature Deals with Good and Evil

There are consequences to our actions that transcend our ordinary, classical way of thinking. Evidence suggests nature’s justice may be inescapable and absolute.

The Upside of the Holiday Blues

What Spinoza and Pink Floyd can teach us about happiness and pain.

Does The Soul Exist? Evidence Says ‘Yes’

The reality of the soul is among the most important questions of life. Although religions recognize its existence, how do we know if souls really exist? A string of new scientific experiments helps answer this ancient spiritual question.

Where Is the Universe? The Answer Could Change Your Life

The key to understanding life and nature. Why you’re free to enjoy the unfolding of life without the guilt-ridden sense of control, and the obsessive need to avoid messing up. What appears “out there” is actually occurring in your mind, not in an external location distant from yourself.

The True Nature of Death and Eternity

Contemplation of time and the discoveries of modern science suggest that the mind is the ultimate reality, paramount and limitless. It doesn't die with the body.
Has History Occurred Yet?

Has History Occurred Yet?

Recent discoveries require us to rethink our understanding of history. I just read Stephen King's new novel "11/22/63" about a man who travels back in time to change the world. Amazingly, it turns out the past isn't set in stone. A series of real experiments suggest history is a biological phenomenon, and that the past might depend on actions you haven’t taken yet.

Why Do You Exist?

Don’t look to the sky and gods for answers. It lies deeper.
Is Death an Illusion? Evidence Suggests Death Isn’t the End

Is Death an Illusion? Evidence Suggests Death Isn’t the End

Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking.