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god
god

This Is What American Christians Think God Looks Like

God is a young white dude who looks like he plays the acoustic guitar, according to a study of more than 500 American Christians.
Samantha Cole
6.12.18
sampling errors
sampling errors

If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks

Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.18
drug research
drug research

The Psychologist Leading a Psychedelic Research Revolution

James Fadiman is legitimizing research into psychedelic microdosing.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17
mental health
mental health

Unselfish People Are More Likely to Wind Up With Depression

New research links elevated responses to unfairness to later appearance of depression markers.
Michael Byrne
10.3.17
Impulse Controls
Impulse Controls

Can You Get Addicted to Trolling?

It’s becoming increasingly evident that, for some people, trolling isn’t just playing an asshole on the internet.
Virginia Pelley
9.6.17
what we know
what we know

What Science Says About ‘The Keepers’ and Repressed Memories

The Netflix documentary series explores the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik and allegations of abuse by a priest at the high school where she taught.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.1.17
Seeing Is Believing
Seeing Is Believing

That Time the CIA Investigated a Magician to See if Magic Was Real

A video with illusionist Uri Geller spawned dozens of pages of follow-up reports in the CIA about whether magic was real, and if so, how to harness it for espionage.
Michael Best
5.10.17
HELP WANTED
HELP WANTED

I Asked a Scientist to Explain What the Hell My Cat Wants From Me

I just want to love him.
Jordan Pearson
4.24.17
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

A Psychologist Explains What the Crowds at the Inauguration Say About America

We spoke to Stephen Reicher, an expert in crowd psychology.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.20.17
Health
Health

During Times of Extreme Stress, Share Good News

Soldiers who shared good news with their loves ones had better physical and mental health.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.20.17
depression
depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder Might Not Be A Real Thing, Some Researchers Say

About six percent of the US population reports suffering from SAD.
David Silverberg
1.1.17
christmas
christmas

A Scientific Explanation for Why Everyone Hates New Year’s Eve

There’s some truth to the adage that happiness equals reality minus expectations.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.31.16