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The Big and the Small
I have a surprise for you. ...
Did James make the right Final Jeopardy bet?
I kinda think he didn’t. ...
Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future
I knew the future would be shocking but this is a whole other level. ...
Why Cryonics Makes Sense
The more I read about cryonics—i.e. freezing yourself after death—the more I realized it’s something we should all be talking about. ...
Everything You Should Know About Sound
We all know what sound is. Except actually, no we don’t. Let’s fix that. ...
Looking at history from a whole new direction ...
How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars
One of life’s great leaps may be just around the corner. ...
How Tesla Will Change The World
The story of how change really happens. ...
Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man
When you pick up the phone, you don’t expect Elon Musk to be on the other line. ...
7.3 Billion People, One Building
This isn’t gonna be pleasant for anyone. ...
The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction
Superintelligent AI is either going to be a dream or a nightmare for us, and there’s not really any in-between. ...
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
The topic everyone in the world should be talking about. ...
What Makes You You?
What is it that makes you you? Your body? Your brain? The info in your brain? Your soul? It turns out this is not an easy question. ...
The Fermi Paradox
Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone—but we’ve never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why. ...
Stick Figure Puzzle
Wait But Why needs to downsize. Which stick figures will keep their jobs and which will be erased? A puzzle that will keep you busy for awhile. ...
Everything You Don’t Know About Tipping
Whenever you’re not sure what to tip someone, you risk ending up in the dreaded Ambiguous Tipping Situation. This post is here to help. ...
What Could You Buy With $241 Trillion?
If you combine every human’s wealth together, you get $241 trillion. Let’s see what that number looks like in cash, gold, potatoes, pizza, and tortoises. ...
Why is My Laptop On?
“Why is my laptop on?” is a much more complicated—and interesting—question than it seems to be. ...
Your Family: Past, Present, and Future
The past, present, and future of your family tree are all far more fascinating than you realize. ...
Meet Your Ancestors (All of Them)
What happens if you take your father, your father’s father, your father’s father’s father, and just keep going? ...