Woman on a commuter train looking at her phone.
Ezra Bailey—Getty Images

Smartphones May Be Degrading Our Moral Values

Ideas
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

1. Are smartphones degrading our moral values?

By Tom Jacobs in Pacific Standard

2. This is how the latest U.S. airstrikes in Syria could trigger a deeper conflict with Iran.

By Thanassis Cambanis in the Atlantic

3. Instead of beating antibiotic-resistant superbugs, humans might need to learn to live with them.

By Usha Lee McFarling in STAT News

4. With a few home ingredients, this Air Force cadet invented a goo that can stop bullets.

By Tom Roeder at Task and Purpose

5. Science is helping us understand how distraction keeps us from appreciating beauty.

By Ben Panko in Smithsonian

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.


Ideas
TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary on events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editors.
All products and services featured are based solely on editorial selection. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.