How does play help us understand the rules of the game for both science and religion? How can they help us better understand and create more joy in the work that we do?
To lessen gun deaths, we need to truly feel our fear and anger. And then we need to be able to do research on potential effective ways to do so, even in our current political climate.
What does it mean to find something in a place we just don’t expect to find it?
We talked to Sinai and Synapses fellowship alum Sara Gottlieb about her research on awe, which has been published in the journal Cognitive Science.
Science is exploration, and exploration begins with just two things that are really easy: ignorance, and a desire to stop being ignorant.
Rabbi Rachael Jackson and Rabbi Michal Loving discuss how can science and religion add up to a holistic human experience.
Questions of “wonder” can spark tremendous creativity.
Sometimes, knowledge isn’t just instrumental — it can have tremendous inherent beauty, even if it is totally useless.
When someone is being difficult or challenging, it’s very easy to get emotional and defensive. But that’s rarely constructive
We humans are naturally curious creatures — we are born to explore. A mission to Mars excites us because we simply don’t know what we’ll discover, or how exactly it will add to our knowledge, or what new technologies will arise as a result. Even if we don’t immediately sense its benefits, it still has value, because the journey of learning is its own reward.