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    Why Do So Many Scientists Want to be Filmmakers?

    The problem with C.P. Snow’s famous two-cultures hypothesis.

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    Why Teens Plea Guilty to Crimes They Didn’t Commit

    In 1978, 18-year-old Roy Watford confronted a fateful decision. No, it wasn’t which college to attend—it was whether to plead guilty, while believing himself innocent, to the charge of raping a 12-year-old girl. His grandfather didn’t want him to risk a jury sending him to prison for life, so he caved, plead guilty, and received […]

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    Why Your Brain Hates Other People

    And how to make it think differently.

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    It’s Personal: Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives

    Meet the inspiring people—none named Einstein—who helped these scientists find their calling.

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    Five Scientists on the Heroes Who Changed Their Lives

    Meet the inspiring people—none named Einstein—who helped these scientists find their calling.

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    To Understand Facebook, Study Capgras Syndrome

    This mental disorder gives us a unique insight into the digital age.

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    Caitlyn Jenner and Our Cognitive Dissonance

    While biology shows us gender can be fluid, our brains struggle to see it that way.

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    Ingenious: Robert Sapolsky

    The primatologist and neurologist talks turbulence—teens, stress, and the information age.

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    Dude, Where’s My Frontal Cortex?

    There’s a method to the madness of the teenage brain.

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    On the Origin of Celebrity

    Why Julia Roberts rules our world.