Dirk, Dolly and Dolores
Animals aren’t tools for thinking. Animals are some of the basic building blocks of thought itself
La bella vita
True beauty pleases the eye and the mind – but can it help us to become better people?
The end is not near
Thanks to science, most of us accept the deep past – so why are our imagined futures so shallow?
We no longer expect passion to last a lifetime, but some couples do stay in love to the end. What’s their secret?
The God decision
Christian parents teach their children to believe in God, atheists teach them not to. Who is doing the right thing?
Is this life real?
Philosophers and physicists say we might be living in a computer simulation, but how can we tell? And does it matter?
He skated over knowledge, it’s true, but Colin Wilson exhilarated a generation with the bold possibilities of life
Beyond the paleo
Our morality may be a product of natural selection, but that doesn’t mean it's set in stone
The madeleine effect
Why is the smell and taste of some foods so evocative of the past? I spent a day eating childhood favourites to find out