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The Science of Jealousy

The most common manifestations are, of course, in sexual and romantic relationships, but jealousy takes shape in our careers and friendships as well. What exactly is going on in our minds when we’re corrupted by this niggling bugbear of an emotion?

Pigs & Pneumonia: Brief History of the Flu

Pigs & Pneumonia: Brief History of the Flu

The flu isn’t fatal, it’s just a pain in the arse, another inconvenience like having an iPhone 4 in a city full of iPhone 7’s. Yet, as unbelievable as it seems, this same virus once killed off a third of the world’s population.

The Science of Generosity

Remember the last Christmas gift you gave to your mother: that book you wanted to read, that you borrowed after she finished, that now sits on your shelf.

The Science of Tears

From a young age, we’re told not to cry. That’s what babies do. Adults aren’t meant to weep and wail. And yet: we all do it…

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