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A new study found that nonbelievers face prejudice across the world, even in places where religious belief is fading.
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An evolutionary psychologist’s take on Buddhism.
How to Be Extremely Productive Without Getting Extremely Exhausted
A new book shows how strategies favored by elite athletes can benefit the rest of us.
A Beginner’s Guide to Calling BS
It’s a basic life skill we all need these days.
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After 11 days of isolation, anxiety and depression might be taking hold of the Bill Cosby jurors.
You’d Be a Better Communicator If You Weren’t So Afraid of Embarrassing Yourself
Alan Alda argues that lessons from improv comedy can improve science communication. They can work for you, too.
The Art and Science of Comedic Timing
It doesn’t work the way you think. (Except when it … does.)
Working With Robots Helps People Get Along
New research found that introducing AI into a group made its human members more flexible and collaborative.
How the Abstract Way We Talk About Time Can Make You Miss a Meeting
A cognitive scientist investigates the surprisingly confusing phrase, “Let’s move the meeting forward two days.”
Our Intuitions About the World Are Usually Wrong
On flat-Earthers, science denial, and why teaching critical thinking isn’t enough.
The Human Brain Is a Time Machine
A new book investigates a basic disagreement between neuroscience and physics on the human experience of time.
How Psychologists Determine Whether Someone Is Faking Insanity
The strange science of malingering has played a role in the Etan Patz case.
Does Highly Visible Wealth Make Inequality Worse?
A new game-based study offers some insights.