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For Frank Russell, reinterpreting his schizophrenia as shamanism helped his symptoms.
Psychologist Susan Pinker on the role of choice in gender differences in the workplace.
The humanzee is both scientifically possible and morally defensible.
Your brain needs to forget in order to grow.
What you pass on to your kids isn’t always in your genetic code.
Ex-Googler Nate Soares on AI’s alignment problem.
Why it’s impossible to always be happy.
The former vice president reads the transcendentalist poet—and reminds us of one.
Family Physics” may be the best episode of Public Radio’s long running show, This American Life. Its premise was simple. Import key concepts from the realms of quantum mechanics and…Read More
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