Are noble 18th-century norms fit for 21st-century life? Especially when, as Yuval Harari says, liberalism’s “factual statements just don’t stand up to rigorous scientific scrutiny.”
What role do expectations play in whether we feel hungry or satiated?
Anyone can develop a great eye for design, according to the designer who led the team that created the iPod.
A new study examines reasons behind the persistence of neuromyths.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Claire Messud on childhood, growing up, and how we contain the things that scare us.
Neurons in the human brain produce photons, and are apparently capable of being the infrastructure for light-based communication and activity.
A story can literally transport you into a character’s body. But how long does it last?
Get lost in a good book. Time and again, reading has been shown to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic.
A new psychology study finds that Christians and atheists behave differently to members of their own groups.
There are four main stages. Each has its own particular set of advancements and challenges.
A new study shows that most people are surprisingly ambivalent about their decision to break up with their partner — even right before they do it.
A new study from researchers in China and the Netherlands suggests that wealthy people are considerably more offended by unfairness in economic situations.
The results have implications for consumers, educators, and business people.
Scientists discover that humans are still evolving, with natural selection weeding out certain diseases.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Salman Rushdie on the secret life of cities and so much more.
There are many people who preach the supposed benefits of psychedelics, but none do it as well, nor as reliably, as these philosophers and scientists.
In The Road to Character, David Brooks argues that our moral vocabulary is severely lacking.
The only way the furies are stopped is by “giving them a place of honor.”
What if your car was an extension of yourself? Neuroscience, art, and engineering combine to give us a glimpse of that future.
Scientists have developed an algorithm that reliably detects the signs of Alzheimer’s dementia before its onset.