What is the advantage of being left-handed?

The neuroscientist Giorgio Vallortigara talks about how the human race has a majority that prefers to use their right hand, whereas a small minority of people are left-handed.

The kinetic marvels of Theo Jansen

“Without imagination we wouldn’t be alive: the task of an artist is to stimulate peoples’ imagination”. Theo Jansen inaugurated the “Dream Beasts” exhibition in Milan with this sentence which [...]

How to change education to give young people a future

Stefano Laffi says that we – adults, parents and teachers – do not see children and young people. We “overwrite” them according to our strict and pre-established standards.

What makes people different from robots?

The year 2019 is the year in which one of the most famous science fiction films ever made, Blade Runner, filmed in 1982 by Ridley Scott, is actually happening.

The job of a physicist? To explore unanswered questions

“There is something about physics that has been really bothering me since I was a little kid. And it's related to a question that scientists have been asking for almost 100 years, with no answer. [...]

A new look on evolution

To understand the human evolution on Earth should we study monkeys? No, fishes. The biologist Prosanta Chakrabarty explains it in this brilliant 5-minute lesson, which dispels some myths linked [...]

Consciousness, the most mysterious universal phenomenon

Consciousness is that something making life worth living. If we were not conscious, nothing in our lives would have a meaning or a value. Why are we conscious? So far nobody knows the answer to [...]