Pigs, parrots and people: the problem of animal personality
Meeting your boyfriend’s family is hard. Agata must travel 3,000 miles. And she’s blind
Never judge a book by its cover. But what about people and their faces?
How arrogance can make even an obnoxious person popular
How a millionaire traded his wealth for happiness – and a shoeshine box
The Phineas Gage effect
Obsession and electricity: a scientist chases the origins of life in the lab
How a focus on the present moment has given David Hockney many lives
Jane C Hu
How summer camps and Scout groups turn children into citizens
Liberal academics are ‘open’ but are they truly tolerant?
Kindness as self-defence – the power of ‘non-complementary behaviour’
Sex, drugs and late nights: on night owls and psychopaths
At the world’s largest gathering of twins, everyone is part of a double act
The Dull Men’s Club: where being extraordinarily ordinary is celebrated
Squirm, laugh, judge – but reality TV school is not quite what you think
Playing games for real
The candid, surprising stories of a tower block’s residents emerge in the lift
Head to head
How do you get a robot to seem more like a human? You make it a liar robot
I am not a story
Can negativism sweeten life’s small joys in the face of illness and death?
The inventive absurdity of Chuck Jones, creator of ‘Looney Tunes’
A street magician’s tricks make everyday technology magical and mysterious
What happens when the Rapture fails to come as scheduled?
A touch of evil
How luck works
Be not brave