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Humans are hominoids. I know that sounds redundant. Blame anthropologists for a lack of taxonomic imagination. But the fact that I am a hominoid, I believe,...

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Can't live with him, can't live without him. In a special series of articles we lay out a new vision that resets the terms...

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Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a...

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Black bears have a surprising capacity to heal as they hibernate, say researchers in the US.Medical researchers and zoologists worked together to find that...

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AMID the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for...

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Back in late 2009, we started offering free evolution book excerpts on the NCSE web site and via Facebook. (Starting in 2012, we added...

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What is a flame? At 11, Alan Alda was fascinated by the colorful, translucent undulations of a burning flame. So he asked his teacher,...

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The remains of what may be a previously unknown human species have been identified in southern China. The bones, which represent at least five individuals,...