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  • What Makes Group Decisions Go Wrong. And Right.

    Why intellectual laziness doesn’t have to lead to groupthink.

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    How to Build a Society for All to Enjoy

    To make social structures more equal, we can’t blind ourselves to genetics.

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    Why You May Have More Friends Than Your Friends Do

    There’s a rude charm to the title, “Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You.” It’s catchy, like the title of an antagonistic explainer: Here are the causes of your lackluster social life. It sounds more like a New York Times op-ed than an academic paper. But in fact, “Why Your Friends Have More Friends […]

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    Science Isn’t Here for Your Mommy Shaming

    When people sensationalize research, parents pay the price.

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    We Need More Feminist Dads

    It’s not easy to overcome the masculine conception of fatherhood.

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    Why Humans Wage War

    War is purposeful and calculating. The more organized we are, the better we get at fighting.

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    The Self-Driving Car Is a Red Herring

    Ghost roads of robot workhorses will power cities through the shocks of the 21st century.

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    No Country for Old People

    The COVID-19 death rate in Sweden has exposed worldwide bias against the elderly.

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    A Vision of Our Post-Lockdown Future

    China’s health codes allow people to resume their lives with confidence. At what cost?

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    The Pandemic Is Showing Us How to Live with Uncertainty

    How to be vigilant and cautious without slamming the panic button.