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Why your brain thinks you’re Matt Damon
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How psychedelics work
Why psychedelics change your reality
6 min
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war technology
Google’s secret “Project Maven”: Evil—or moral?
Metaverse games
Roblox, Minecraft, Fortnite: The world’s future superpowers?
Are drugs really frying your brain?
5 min
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Umwelt: The hidden sensory world of animals
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Our ancient ancestors weren’t jacked. They were energy savers.
4 min
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exercise myths
Harvard professor debunks the biggest exercise myths
toxic work culture
Toxic work culture: Are you in one?
3 min
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Mind hack: Revive your focus with this 12-minute exercise
7 min
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How Earth’s 23.4° tilt makes life beautiful
4 min
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flow state
How ‘flow state’ can treat anxiety and depression
4 min
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Finding happiness in life
“How I reversed my unhappiness”
3 min
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digital amnesia
Is technology melting your memory? Or helping it?
3 min
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encoding memory
Our best guesses at the mystery of memory
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Social media addiction
Social media addiction – how it changes your brain
5 min
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Mimetic desires
How to know what you really want
5 min
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propaganda
What is propaganda?
4 min
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neural feedback
How to rewire your brain after trauma
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big bang theory
What happened before the Big Bang? A NASA astrophysicist explains
space navigation
Do compasses work in space?
solar wind
Are solar storms a threat to humanity?
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