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
The more we hate it, the more it agrees with us. How advertising turned anti-consumerism into a secret weapon
The digital soul
My Facebook page may be part of my identity, but can it give me a virtual afterlife?
Life after death
The idea of life after death lives on in near-death experiences and messages from beyond the grave. What’s the evidence?
Get your kicks
No wonder adolescents jump off cliffs and fall in crazy love – they are constantly stifled by school and society alike
Families made us human
The evolution of human culture can be explained, not by the size of our brains, but by the quality of our relationships
Are you looking at me?
What goes on in our minds when we see someone naked? The more we see of a person's body the stupider they seem
Is there any reason to think dolphins and humans have a special relationship? Sure, but it might not be a friendly one
The mummy’s curse
It came from an Egyptian tomb... Well no, actually, it didn’t. But once a myth lurches into life, there’s no stopping it