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Idea/Stories & Literature

Why our imagination for alien life is so impoverished

Philip Ball

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Idea/Meaning & the Good Life

What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life

Sebastian Purcell

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Idea/History of Science

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Christopher Graney

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Idea/Stories & Literature

Why bullshit is no laughing matter

Gordon Pennycook

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Idea/Love & Friendship

A temporary marriage makes more sense than marriage for life

Vicki Larson

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Idea/Physics

Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator

Joel Frohlich

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Idea/Physics

What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists

Sabine Hossenfelder

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Idea/Knowledge

Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind

Keith Frankish

Idea/Neuroscience

How a mother’s voice shapes her baby’s developing brain

Kate Fehlhaber

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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/Family Life

Why mothers of tweens – not babies – are the most depressed

Lucia Ciciolla & Suniya Luthar

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Idea/Stories & Literature

Deep time’s uncanny future is full of ghostly human traces

David Farrier

Idea/Ethics

Why sexual desire is objectifying – and hence morally wrong

Raja Halwani

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Idea/History of Ideas

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

Sam Dresser

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Idea/History of Ideas

Arabic translators did far more than just preserve Greek philosophy

Peter Adamson

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Idea/Ethics

There’s no moral difference between a wall and a migrant visa

Hrishikesh Joshi

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Idea/Race

Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration

James Q Whitman

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Idea/Cosmology

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

Michael Strauss

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Idea/Art

The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing

Gretchen E Henderson

Idea/Poverty & Development

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

Peter A Coclanis

Idea/Education

Without tenure, professors become terrified sheep

Alice Dreger

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Idea/Ethics

The desire to fit in is the root of almost all wrongdoing

Christopher Freiman

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Coding is not ‘fun’, it’s technically and ethically complex

Walter Vannini

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

On shared false memories: what lies behind the Mandela effect

Caitlin Aamodt

Idea/Ethics

Why I am not going to buy a cellphone

Philip Reed

Idea/Education

Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy

Nicholas Tampio

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Idea/Education

Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills

Carl Hendrick

Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

Overvaluing confidence, we’ve forgotten the power of humility

Jacob Burak

Idea/Social Psychology

Bragging rights: when beating your own drum helps (or hurts)

Patrick Heck

Idea/Physics

Physics is on the verge of an Earth-shattering discovery

Pauline Gagnon