Studies have shown that people perceive, select and evaluate shared experiences in a similar way to commercial offers. Shutterstock The scope and scale of the so-called “sharing economy” has increased exponentially over the past decade, to the point where it affects almost every aspect of our lives. Ride sharing has […]

There are many genes involved in shaping not just our biological sex, but also our gender identity. Limor Zellermayer/Unsplash, CC BY Mismatch between biological sex and gender identity, culminating in its severest form as gender dysphoria, has been ascribed to mental disease, family dysfunction and childhood trauma. But accumulating evidence now implies biological factors in establishing […]

In a letter penned in 1922, Albert Einstein articulated his eerily accurate fears about the rise of nationalism, antisemitism and violence in his home country of Germany. Credit: Kedem Auction House A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein to his sister, Maja, has sold for $39,350 at an auction in Jerusalem. The letter, penned in […]

The US wants a ‘Space Force’ to be the sixth branch of the US military. Shutterstock/Carlos Romero United States Vice President Mike Pence has confirmed overnight plans to create a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the US military. He repeated comments from President Donald Trump, who had said that “American […]