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The hedonic treadmill and & how to avoid the "curse of the lottery"
Genome sequencing study finds the virus evolving more slowly than thought, but others say the focus should be on monitoring the effects of new mutations
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland
It seemed Darwin had banished biological essences – yet evolution would fail without nature’s library of Platonic forms
A lot of the apparent income effect on standardized tests is owed to parental IQ—a fact that needs addressing
Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?
It’s time to stop telling fat people to become thin
Christopher Jencks: Four changes are especially important when we try to measure changes in the poverty rate since 1964
Discoveries don’t hold up unless other researchers can replicate them. But in practice, many shaky findings go unchallenged
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why
A normal diet provides most of the nutrients the body requires. We don’t need health supplements yet knock them back with gusto
Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife
Researchers found that the modern British population falls into 17 clusters that are all very similar but genetically distinguishable
The social scientist sounds an alarm about a growing “opportunity gap"
Seeing dark omens of catastrophe in new tech demos
Experts call for halt in research to work out safety and ethics issues
The most important lessons from decades of global health care
A child’s brain can master anything from language to music. Can neuroscience extend that genius across the lifespan?
Two varieties of scrub jays on California’s Santa Cruz Island are diverging without geographic isolation
Why Alice Dreger’s writing on sex and science makes liberals so angry