Ideas

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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

Idea/Illness & Disease

Billionaires say they’ll end disease: evolution says otherwise

Jim Kozubek

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Idea/Ethics

How a hackneyed romantic ideal is used to stigmatise polyamory

Carrie Jenkins

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Idea/History of Technology

What the teleprompter tells us about truth, Trump and speech

Nana Ariel

Idea/Philosophy of Science

Why children ask ‘Why?’ and what makes a good explanation

Matteo Colombo

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Idea/Ethics

Bad things happen for a reason, and other idiocies of theodicy

Jason Blum

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Idea/Medical Ethics

You might be in a medical experiment and not even know it

Alice Dreger

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Idea/History of Ideas

How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free

Sam Dresser

Idea/Wellbeing

Feel-good fractals: from ocean waves to Jackson Pollock’s art

Florence Williams

Idea/Nature & Environment

Winter is a time of regeneration: we’ll miss it when it’s gone

Bernd Brunner

Idea/History of Ideas

How playing Wittgensteinian language-games can set us free

Sandy Grant

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Idea/History

‘European culture’ is an invented tradition

Benjamin G Martin

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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

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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

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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