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    The Hard Problem of Breakfast

    How does it emerge from bacon and eggs?

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    Gender Is What You Make of It

    Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and the relationship that changed social science.

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    The Case for Rapid At-Home COVID Testing for Everyone

    The time it takes to ship COVID test samples to central labs and back is a burden—people risk infection as they wait days, sometimes weeks, for results.Photograph by MIA Studio / Shutterstock Imagine that every morning your child and her classmates take a COVID-19 test that offers results within a half hour, showing the transmission […]

  • Hirsh_HERO

    The Price of Life Is Death, but Sex Improves the Exchange Rate

    Calculating the evolutionary success of Homo sapiens.

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    Eels Don’t Have Sex Until the Last Year of Their Life

    Why eels are one strange fish.

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    You Want to See My Data? I Thought We Were Friends!

    Stuart Ritchie is a Lecturer in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre at King’s College London. His new book, Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth, explains the ideas in this comic, by Zach Weinersmith, in more detail, telling shocking stories of scientific error and misconduct. It also proposes […]

  • Berger_HERO

    Your Brain in Love

    Anthropologist Helen Fisher tells us what the biology of love is.

  • Gallagher_HERO

    The Brave New World of Chemical Romance

    How love drugs will shape the future of our relationships.

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    Show Me How to Say No to This

    How drugs today can cure a crushing love.

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    The Last Love of Jonas Salk

    The unusual union of a renowned artist and the discoverer of the Polio vaccine.