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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?

This Is My Brain on Rock Climbing

The neurology of dread and desire on Half Dome.

Ingenious: Carl Erik Fisher

The meditative psychiatrist.

The Anatomy of Charisma

What makes a person magnetic and why we should be wary.

The Man Who Played with Absolute Power

A chat with the creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment.