Ideas

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Idea/Education

The slow professor can dish out a more nutritious education

Barbara Seeber & Maggie Berg

Idea/History of Science

How many great minds does it take to invent a telescope?

Thony Christie

Idea/Politics & Government

It wasn’t just hate. Fascism offered robust social welfare

Sheri Berman

Idea/Fairness & Equality

Hierarchy is either strictly constrained or it is indefensible

Philip Pettit

Idea/Stories & Literature

The only line comedy shouldn’t cross is the no-laughter line

Casey Michael Henry

Idea/History of Science

Science funding is a gamble so let’s give out money by lottery

Shahar Avin

Idea/Politics & Government

There’s a Green Card-holder at the heart of Greek philosophy

David V Johnson

Idea/Politics & Government

Why bureaucrats matter in the fight to preserve the rule of law

Melissa Lane

Idea/Anthropology

How arrogance can make even an obnoxious person popular

Joel Robbins

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

Ben Medlock

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

The bilingual brain: why one size doesn’t fit all

Angela Grant

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Idea/Political Philosophy

Simone de Beauvoir’s political philosophy resonates today

Skye C Cleary

Idea/History

Palmyra’s ruins can rebuild our relationship with history

Erich Hatala Matthes

Idea/Social Psychology

Dishonesty gets easier on the brain the more you do it

Neil Garrett

Idea/Education

Why the most successful students have no passion for school

Jihyun Lee

Idea/Sleep & Dreams

Sleepwalking is the result of a survival mechanism gone awry

Philip Jaekl

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Idea/Philosophy of Mind

Panpsychism is crazy, but it’s also most probably true

Philip Goff

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Idea/Music

The night when straight white males tried to kill disco

Hadley Meares

Idea/Poverty & Development

There is a simple way to improve the world’s food systems

Peter A Coclanis

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Idea/Social Psychology

The seductive lie of ‘Patient Zero’ and the outbreak narrative

Leyla Mei

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Idea/Cosmology

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

Michael Strauss

Idea/Ethics

Why I am not going to buy a cellphone

Philip Reed

Idea/Cultures & Languages

Whatever you do, don’t call this an ‘interesting’ idea

Simson L Garfinkel

Idea/Ethics

There is a moral argument for keeping great apes in zoos

Richard Moore

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

On shared false memories: what lies behind the Mandela effect

Caitlin Aamodt

Idea/Illness & Disease

The very microbes that helped us evolve now make us sick

Asu Erden

Idea/Religion

Understanding other religions is fundamental to citizenship

Kenneth Primrose

Idea/History of Ideas

If Aquinas is a philosopher then so are the Islamic theologians

Peter Adamson

Idea/Technology & the Self

Why upgrading your brain could make you less human

Michael Bess

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Idea/Demography & Migration

Solving the mystery of the Druze – a 2,000-year-old odyssey

Eran Elhaik