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    Who Said Nobody Read Isaac Newton?

    It’s a myth that legendary works in science aren’t read.

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    Insects are escape artists. Now they face a threat more pernicious than predation.

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    Can You Treat Loneliness By Creating an Imaginary Friend?

    Tulpamancers imagine talking to the tulpa, sometimes for more than an hour a day, and eventually, perhaps after several months, the tulpa will start talking back.Photo Illustration by LeaDigszammal / Shutterstock Did you ever have an imaginary friend? If you didn’t, chances are you know someone who did. Imaginary companions, as scholars call them, are […]

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    Why a Universal Society Is Unattainable

    Our minds evolved in an Us-vs-Them universe of our own making.

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    Dreaming Is Like Taking LSD

    A new theory explains that dreaming opens our minds to unexplored possibilities.

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    Why Horror Films Are More Popular Than Ever

    It feels good to control what will terrify you.

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    Is Life Special Just Because It’s Rare?

    Vitalism in the age of modern science.

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    Want to Get Out Alive? Follow the Ants

    Ants show that emergency exits can work better when they’re obstructed.

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    In Science Fiction, We Are Never Home

    Where technology leads to exile and yearning.