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Size Matters

Size Matters

I suppose you could never explain to the most ingenious mollusk that such a creature as the whale existed — Ralph Waldo Emerson The blue whale is larger than any creature known to have roamed the earth. They are longer than two school buses, have tails as wide as a...
What’s the Truth About Placebo Effects?

What’s the Truth About Placebo Effects?

Some say placebos are so powerful they cure almost anything, while others say they barely work. To sceptics, believing in placebos is as irrational as filling the gas tank of your car with Earl Grey tea“ and thinking it will run. In spite of this controversy many...
Hero of Harlem Beats Ayn Rand With Altruism

Hero of Harlem Beats Ayn Rand With Altruism

Volunteering to help others feels good and improves our health. But if serving others benefits us aren’t we just being selfish? Is altruism (doing something for others even if we don’t benefit) even possible? Philosopher Thomas Nagel thinks not. To him altruism is...