The Upside of Longing: Idealization and Long-Distance Relationships
There's at least one benefit to long-distance relationships.
The Myth of Supervision: Child Safety Isn't About You
Increased vigilance isn't necessarily the best way to prevent child-safety issues and injuries.
The Kids Will Be All Right, Even Without the Nuclear Family
Gay, straight, single, divorced: Five studies that prove that the who of family matters a lot less than the how when it comes to raising happy, healthy kids.
Friends With Benefits: Psychologists and Sociologists on Facebook
Psychologists, sociologists, and neuroscientists like Facebook—and Facebook likes them back.
Among the Disbelievers: An African Skeptic Does Vegas
A fellow at the James Randi Educational Foundation, Leo Igwe is running a high-voltage campaign against witchcraft beliefs in Africa. Can he convince us to join his crusade against evils half a world away?
Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research
Because we believe in transparency.
What Dreams Still Come: An Old-Fashioned Explorer in Modern Times
How to be an old-fashioned explorer—intrepid, obsessive, khaki-clad—without conquering anything. The secret life of Keith Muscutt.
4 Conferences Happening in March and April That Are Worth Attending
From Literature and Physical Culture to Banknote 2014, academic gatherings you should be aware of.
There's a Name for That Dance You Do With Strangers in the Elevator
You might also recognize it in the subway, library, restroom, and other public spaces where people aren't typically very social.
Our Jedi Future: How to Fly a Helicopter With Your Mind
On wearable brain scanners and telepathic toys.
Contributors: Meet Some of the People Behind Our March/April Issue
Introducing Ethan Watters, Timothy Noah, Christina Moon, Robert Anasi, Maia Szalavaitz, and Lauren Lancaster.
Disenfranchised: Why Are We Still Buying Into the Franchise Dream?
In the tight-fisted world of fast food, it's not just the workers who get a lousy deal.
Social Networking: Letters and Responses to Our January/February Issue
Join the conversation.
The Germ Theory of Democracy, Dictatorship, and Your Cherished Beliefs
Is culture just a side effect of the struggle to avoid disease?
6 Events Happening in March and April That You Should Be Aware Of
From the first day of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to the presidential elections in Afghanistan, dates you might want to watch.