Ideas

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Idea/History

‘European culture’ is an invented tradition

Benjamin G Martin

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

Five-month-old babies know what’s funny

Gina Mireault

Idea/History of Science

The missing fossils matter as much as the ones we have found

Adrian Currie & Derek Turner

Idea/Medicine

There is nothing inevitable or natural about chronic disease

Clayton Dalton

Idea/Values & Beliefs

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

Julian Baggini

Idea/Social Psychology

People are intensely loyal to groups which abuse newcomers. Why?

Christopher Kavanagh

Idea/Family Life

We need a contract for co-parenting, not just for marriage

Laurie Shrage

Idea/Physics

Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator

Joel Frohlich

Idea/Death

Ghosts and ghouls haunt the living with a message about life

Thomas W Laqueur

Idea/History of Ideas

How fashion moves philosophy forward

J Bradley Studemeyer

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Idea/Poverty & Development

Want to reduce drug use? Listen to women drug users

Kasia Malinowska & Bethany Medley

Idea/Childhood & Adolescence

Is it better to beat temptation or never feel tempted at all?

Christina Starmans

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Idea/Political Philosophy

Free speech debates are more than ‘radicals’ vs ‘liberals’

Eric Heinze

Idea/Art

Why the dandy is a subversive work of public art

Tara Isabella Burton

Idea/Physics

How the rainbow illuminates the enduring mystery of physics

Jon Butterworth

Idea/Politics & Government

Sovereignty can be bought and sold like a commodity

Steven Press

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Idea/Demography & Migration

How refugees have the power to change the society they join

Alejandra Dubcovsky

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Idea/War & Conflict

The Syrian seed bank that keeps going despite the war

Courtney Fullilove

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Idea/Stories & Literature

Here’s to the lost art of lying down

Bernd Brunner

Idea/Illness & Disease

Return of the White Death: the threat of new strains of TB

Drew Smith

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Idea/Human Evolution

How we evolved from drunken monkeys to boozy humans

Robert Dudley

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Idea/Ethics

Why rape cases should not be subject to reasonable doubt

Christopher Wareham & James Vos

Idea/Health Policy & Economics

Empathy is an overrated skill when dispensing medical care

Karin Jongsma & Verena Klar

Idea/Ethics

We are entering a new epoch: the century of the migrant

Thomas Nail

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Idea/Race

Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

James Q Whitman

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Idea/History of Science

Why the hype around medical genetics is a public enemy

Nathaniel Comfort

Idea/Ethics

Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong

Raja Halwani

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Idea/Law & Justice

What would a rational criminal justice system look like?

Raoul Martinez

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Idea/Anthropology

How our contradictions make us human and inspire creativity

David Berliner

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Idea/Biology

What the death of an oak tree can teach us about mortality

Gabriel Popkin