A new book argues our philosophical and intellectual responses to technology have not kept pace with events.
Feeling uneasy about a life choice? Cognitive dissonance could be the culprit.
Laws from different places and eras largely reflect a universal human sense of justice.
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What people consider to be fair and just today are in line with the laws of ancient Mesopotamia and the Tang Dynasty in China – suggesting that these intuitions are part of human nature.
They say to improve your mood you should fake a smile and roll with the crowd. But research suggests the more pressure you feel to be happy, the worse you’ll end up feeling.
Moral combat: Do you wear a face mask to show you care about others? Or do you refuse because you believe they defy human nature?
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Here’s how governments can get more people to follow COVID-19 guidelines.
Elon Musk has big plans.
What world will tech billionaires move us towards if they believe that humans are fundamentally dangerous?
Social media is the refined sugar of human communication.
Still going strong in its 30th year, The Simpsons follows a strict animation style guide based on Matt Groening’s own rules, and has much to teach young animators
Why research that links our social behaviour to our genes is still controversial today.
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
Is the “end of the world” the best way to understand our ecological woes?
Collapse porn. Apocalyptica. Eco-rapture. A growing genre of environmental writing that sees endless economic growth as the enemy.
Processing children into units of human capital as quickly as possible risks the production of ‘damaged goods’.
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In order to make young children “school ready”, the English government is now encouraging parents to place their children in school nurseries shortly after their second birthday. But there is evidence…