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Identical people can be entirely unrelated
What link exists between hypnotic drugs, sleep-related issues and hypnosis?
A road is made, but a route is found: here’s how the threshold’s cousin steps up the roadside game.
The moon has had an impact on art and science alike. What makes this luminous blob so enticing?
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Why do I find it so much easier to read fanfiction than new fiction?
How is modern science helping us reconnect with the past?
Computer-generated art comes from data. But where does human art come from?
Did consciousness arise from the physical world—or was it the other way round? Here's what (and how) we think today.
A commercial cold-war, a genetic disadvantage, and the world’s most durable fruit.
Meteors are a destructive force, but they may have created the land we stand on. Or, so the rocks tell us.
Coffee and mustard were considered sinful. So Kellogg made cereal instead.
Our eyes can’t see anything before we’re born — but our brains can, through dreams.
Those moments of being dismissed as too young and inexperienced? I hope they keep coming.
Rewilding could restore ecosystems to their natural state—but is there such a thing as "natural"?
Before cryptocurrency, people had other ways of making payments.
Is the mind different than the brain? And what does that mean for dreams, imagination, and immortality?
Controlling your emotions can be hard. Negotiating with them is quicker.
What pulls us to magic? Is it something deep and inexplicable, or can we understand it as wonder?
An aardvark’s night out — and a look into its ancestry.
Screen time, survival, and the need for human connection.
The legend of King Arthur has various versions. Here’s the story behind one of them.
On the Origin of Stories by means of Cultural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Tales in the Struggle for Retelling.
Why do we recognize the moral ambiguity of some environmentally harmful adventures more than others?
The precursor to today’s sweets were actually plants. And the originals could soon be back to cure you.
These mystacial appendages are more important than they seem.