Why We Assume Malevolence in the Intentions of Others
And it's called hostile attribution bias.
Our Obsession in American Education With Ranking People
For 150 years, the American education system has been: A) teaching kids what they don't know or B) dividing kids and teachers into meaningless categories. Answer: B.
If You Happen to Find Buried Treasure, Here's the Guy to Call
Donald Kagin holds the only doctorate degree in the study of the so-called hobby of kings.
The Explanation for America's Vast Prison Population
If the problem isn’t straightforward racism or benighted drug laws, what is it?
Bees, Inc.: Save the Honeybee, Sterilize the Earth
A decade ago, people started panicking about the collapse of the honeybee population and the crash of our food supply. But today there are more honeybees than there were then. We have engineered our way to a frenzied and precarious new normal.
Google's Philosopher: Tech and the Nature of Identity
How an Oxford don is helping the tech giant understand the nature of modern identity—and stay out of court.
The End of Gangs: Cleaning Up Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad. But on Southern California's streets they have been vanishing. Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?