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Idea/Love & Friendship

Keeping it in the family: why we pick the partners we do

Tamsin Saxton


Sometimes giving a person a choice is an act of terrible cruelty

Lisa Tessman


What are the ethical consequences of immortality technology?

Francesca Minerva & Adrian Rorheim


Far-distant days: the past has a dizzying power to ground us

Ben Thomas


Why vegetarians should be prepared to bend their own rules

Alberto Giubilini

Idea/Old Age & Death

How can life-extending treatments be available for all?

Christopher Wareham

Idea/Philosophy of Mind

If I teleport from Mars, does the original me get destroyed?

Charlie Huenemann


Populism now divides, yet once it united the working class

Adrienne Petty


Humans are the only animals who crave oblivion through suicide

Nicholas Humphrey

Idea/Stories & Literature

Black stories matter: on the whiteness of children’s books

Andrea Adomako

Idea/Illness & Disease

Fatal nurture: what a rare disorder says about ‘bad mothers’

Chris Millard

Idea/Beauty & Aesthetics

The revolutionary figure of the beautiful, self-improved soul

Justine Kolata

Idea/Sports & Games

Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism

Kate Raworth


What high-speed astronomy can tell us about the galactic zoo

Christopher Kochanek

Idea/Mental Health

Psychopaths have feelings: can they learn how to use them?

Arielle Baskin-Sommers

Idea/Politics & Government

Moderation may be the most challenging and rewarding virtue

Aurelian Craiutu


Concentration camps reveal the nature of the modern state

Dan Stone

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

How we learn to read another’s mind by looking into their eyes

Tobias Grossmann

Idea/History of Ideas

Before you can be with others, first learn to be alone

Jennifer Stitt


Ancient ruins keep being ‘discovered’: were they ever lost?

Christopher Begley


Should a rapist get Viagra or a robber get a cataracts op?

Tom Douglas


The American housewives who sought freedom in Soviet Russia

Julia Mickenberg


Fear of radiation is more dangerous than radiation itself

David Ropeik

Idea/Film & Television

Philosophy has a lot to learn from film

Costica Bradatan


It’s not that your teeth are too big: your jaw is too small

Peter Ungar


Solving the heroin overdose mystery: how small doses can kill

Shepard Siegel

Idea/Stories & Literature

This is the Muslim tradition of sci-fi and speculative fiction

Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad

Idea/Politics & Government

Even the ancient Greeks thought their best days were history

Johanna Hanink


The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan

Jonardon Ganeri

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

Cognitive dissonance helps old dogs with their new tricks

Suzanne Cope