Culture

September 22, 2014

The Horrible, Oppressive History of Book Burning in America
12:03 PM

It's Banned Books Week. Read something dangerous.

Stressed Out? Your Smartphone Could Know Even Before You Do
11:32 AM

Researchers at Dartmouth have developed a data-gathering app that can help predict a student's mental health.

September 21, 2014

The NFL's Failure in the Ray Rice Scandal Went Way Beyond the Commissioner
11:07 PM

It makes the league look bad—and the Ravens front office look even worse

Want to Be Happy? Stop Being So Cheap!
An interview with the authors of an enormous new study of generosity

It's all about generosity. 

Virgos Need Not Apply
China's surprising—and sometimes scary—love of astrology

The surprising—and sometimes scary—prominence of astrology in China.

Why Drugs Are a Metaphor for Some Foods, and Sex Is a Metaphor for Others
Exploring the language of Yelp reviews
12:00 PM

The answers lie in Yelp reviews.

September 20, 2014

What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?
Studying history with hypotheticals

Studying history with hypotheticals.

September 19, 2014

What Robert Burns Would Have Made of Scottish Independence
Robert Burns helped to forge a pride of place that has become a reservoir of national identity
5:00 PM

The poet helped forge Scotland's national identity.

We Shouldn't Forget Liberalism's Religious Roots
5:00 PM

21st-century liberalism is a pale shadow of its 19th-century ancestor.

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