Humans are the only animals who crave oblivion through suicide
Psychopaths have feelings: can they learn how to use them?
Laughing at others’ misfortune is fine for ‘fail’ videos. It’s poison for politics
Harlem’s over-55s synchronised swimming team thinks ageing is better in the pool
Will they or won’t they? Prospective jumpers anguish at the edge of the high dive
With a new introduction and commentary by Massimo Pigliucci
Pigs, parrots and people: the problem of animal personality
Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?
Meeting your boyfriend’s family is hard. Agata must travel 3,000 miles. And she’s blind
Why do fear, cold and sublime feelings all provoke the same response in our skin?
Five-month-old babies know what’s funny
Why the ‘exotic and strange’ world of childhood is ripe for horror
Reason might be our puppet master but only after emotions tug on the strings
Honestly, it’s fine!
How the fear of death makes people more Right-wing
How the sounds of solitary confinement might be worse than the isolation
Athletes endure a bizarre, nearly impossible 100-mile race for its sheer thrill
Life as a young referee: you get berated on the pitch; at home, mother does it too
A theory of creepiness
David Livingstone Smith
Do only humans have souls, or do animals possess them too?
Can any of these four men shed tears on command? The psychology of the ‘guy cry’
Liberal academics are ‘open’ but are they truly tolerant?
Kindness as self-defence – the power of ‘non-complementary behaviour’
My spotless mind
Exercising together boosts performance and forges friendships
Jacob Taylor, Emma Cohen & Arran Davis
Music might be quintessentially human, but does it serve a purpose?
Sex, drugs and late nights: on night owls and psychopaths
Only the lonely
The true meaning of the match is clearest on the face of the diehard fan