The great forgetting
Our first three years are usually a blur and we don’t remember much before age seven. What are we hiding from ourselves?
Know thy selfie
If Narcissus were here he’d be busy on instagram. Can we have a virtuous sense of worth without the vanity of self-love?
Won’t they help?
Why bystanders are reluctant to report a violent crime or aid a victim, and how they can be taught to step up and help
Albert Einstein was a genius, but he wasn’t the only one – why has his name come to mean something superhuman?
The self-starving brain
Anorexia remains a deadly and mysterious illness. Could radical new brain treatments offer the possibility of a cure?
Everyone thinks that too much praise can turn children into entitled monsters but the science isn’t nearly that simple
Sleep paralysis has tormented me since childhood. But now it’s my portal to out-of-body travel and lucid dreams
Stone age sex
When it comes to sex will humans ever be liberated from the basic biological needs that drove our evolutionary past?
What are the chances?
From a big lottery win to a disaster like the Titanic, unlikely stuff happens all the time. But can we summon it at will?