Oliver Burkeman explores human nature, violence, feminism, and religion with one of the world’s most controversial cognitive scientists. Can he dent Steven Pinker’s optimism?
March 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
ProPublica surveys some recent research on potential health implications of hydro fracking.
March 6, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
There is a simple reason that it might seem like it does, even if it doesn’t.
March 6, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
You might also recognize it in the subway, library, restroom, and other public spaces where people aren’t typically very social.
March 6, 2014 • 10:00 AM • Share
Remains suggest cats may have been domesticated in Egypt 5,700 years ago.
March 5, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
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