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The Multiverse of 1686

Speculation on multiple universes goes back farther than you might think.

When Neurology Becomes Theology

A neurologist’s perspective on research into consciousness.

What Pushes a Person to Suicide?

The Case for Less Solidarity

The surprising effects of reducing empathy for your own ingroup.

A Linguist Responds to Cormac McCarthy

If language began as a virus, here’s how it spread.

Are You a Self-Interrupter?

Distraction in the technology age.

The Oldest Problem in American Prisons

U.S. prisons aren’t prepared for an inmate population that is getting older and sicker.

The Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk

If men take more risks than women, it’s not because of biology.