Christian Sanchez

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The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

The amateur geneticist who surprised science

Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning …

Does Language Make Humans Unique?

There is between the whole animal kingdom on the one side, and man, even in his lowest state, on the other, a barrier which no animal has ever …

Language

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

Forget selfie and vape, what are the new favourite words in other languages?

The word of the year can reveal much about a country’s zeitgeist and its attitude to language. Some are selected by a panel of linguists, some by public votes, and others by measuring the percentage uplift in searches for that particular word in that particular dictionary.<p>In English alone, there …