To be happier, focus on what’s within your control
Space exploration is still the brightest hope-bringer we have
What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence
Marriage should not come with any social benefits or privileges
We need ecstasy and opioids in place of Prozac and Xanax
Marc Lewis & Shaun Shelly
How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists
Moral grandstanding: there’s a lot of it about, all of it bad
Justin Tosi & Brandon Warmke
Stuck on one idea of truth or beauty? Rhizomes can help
How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea
Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles
Cathal J Nolan
Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer’s
Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life
Amaury Triaud & Michaël Gillon
How Robert Nozick put a purple prose bomb under analytical philosophy
It is sometimes right to fight in an unjust war
When faced with so-called ‘progressive business’, stay skeptical
Christian O Christiansen
If money can make you happy, does debt make you sad?
Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities
When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike
Quantum cryptography is unbreakable. So is human ingenuity
Pigs, parrots and people: the problem of animal personality
Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?
The brain-heart dialogue shows how racism hijacks perception
Should you feel sad about the demise of the handwritten letter?
Are human rights anything more than legal conventions?
How a generation of consumptives defined 19th-century Romanticism
Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’
Feelings are a better way to discuss architecture than concepts
Eating people is wrong – but it’s also widespread and sacred
A nation apologises for wrongdoing: is that a category mistake?
‘Free speech’ is a blunt instrument. Let’s break it up