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The Perils of Letting Machines into the Hive Mind

We think we know more than we do—including how machines will behave.

Emotional Intelligence Needs a Rewrite

Think you can read people’s emotions? Think again.

Why Your Brain Hates Other People

And how to make it think differently.

Are You a Self-Interrupter?

Distraction in the technology age.

Pre-Conscious Humans May Have Been Like the Borg

Does an alien race from Star Trek tell the story of human consciousness?

How Nostalgia Made America Great Again

When the present looks bleak, we reach for a rose-tinted past.

Why Poverty Is Like a Disease

Emerging science is putting the lie to American meritocracy.

Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too

Many famous scientists have something in common—they didn’t work long hours.

Why You Feel the Urge to Jump

The science and philosophy of looking down from a high place.

Why Power Brings Out Your True Self

Are you a tyrant or a servant?