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Has too much been made of a link between madness and creativity?
The human population is unlikely to stop growing this century as expected, according to new projections. Africa will grow much faster than expected, overwhelming the slower growth and even declines in other regions
A major study suggests that killing among chimpanzees results from normal competition, not human interference
An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly
Nathaniel Comfort wonders at the enduring trend of misrepresenting race
The idea that history is tragic does not come naturally to Americans
What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia
The multimillion-dollar scientific quest to find out
Suicide seems to be less common where the lithium is more plentiful in drinking water
Can humanitarian agencies still fly the flag of high principle, or are they just relics of an imperial model of charity?
With support from Silicon Valley, experts weigh existential risks
Using a wildlife version of fitness trackers, biologists can finally measure how much energy animals need to stay alive.
If you want to create and capture lasting value, look to build a monopoly, writes Peter Thiel
Scientists may have discovered the next source for creating bacteria-fighting medicines: the human body
In a thoughtful new book, a philosopher ponders the potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence
Not because they might develop the worst human characteristics, but because they’re nothing like humans at all
What Kinshasa, Port-au-Prince, and others can learn from Western urbanization
The famed bird now finds itself at the center of a flap over de-extinction
Discussion of 'Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United'
Study of more than 100,000 people finds three genetic variants for IQ — but their effects are maddeningly small.