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The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

If You Watch The Handmaid's Tale, You'll Love These Dystopian Novels

A book can be the ultimate escape from reality, whether you're lounging on a beach chair on vacation or spending some time alone in your own home. …

Books

Why Politics Is "Rationally Irrational"

"Since delusional political beliefs are free, the voter consumes until he reaches his 'satiation point,' believing whatever makes him feel best."

Austrian Economics

The reasons why food tastes better in a bowl than on a plate

There were only three uses for the blue and white Pfaltzgraf bowls that filled my family’s kitchen cabinets when I was growing up—soup, breakfast cereal, and ice cream. Okay, maybe the occasional chili night. Everything else—pasta, casseroles, roast chicken—we ate off of large dinner plates, offset …

Food

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

Best-books-of-the-year lists are a way for editors to promote the books they loved the most, but it’s easy to forget such lists are subjective. One way to get a view of what the industry thinks as a whole is to look at the lists in aggregate. That’s why we combined 21 of 2017’s best-books roundups …

Books

25 Indie Video Games That Are Way Better Than AAA Titles

Clear your schedule because these games are seriously good.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

13 Overrated Literary Classics, and What to Read Instead

When it comes to reading, everybody’s got to start somewhere, but there’s a reason that the standard American high school reading curriculum is …

Literature

Rumu is the sweet and sad indie game for the smart home era

In the age of the smart home, indie games are turning to intelligent appliances for their next hit. And they may have found it.<p>Meet Rumu. Rumu is a smart robot vacuum who just wants to be loved. But in the futuristic smart home where Rumu lives, it's pretty clear something strange or quite awful …

Robotics

The 27 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Centrism: A Moderate Manifesto

<i>Turning and turning in the widening gyre</i> <i><br>The falcon cannot hear the falconer;</i> <i><br>Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;</i> <br>W. B. YeatsCentrism. It’s a …

Cognitive Linguistics

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>Cognitive linguistics is a cluster of overlapping approaches to the study of language as a mental …

Stop treating science denial like a disease

The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, 40,000 or so people turned out in the rain in Washington, DC for the March for Science, with similar numbers …

Critical Thinking

30 PlayStation 4 games every owner should have in their collection

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games.<p>The PlayStation 4 can play most games available on other consoles, but it also has an incredible lineup of exclusive games that are literally not playable elsewhere.<p><b>Here are the 30 PS4</b> …

The 15 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Noir Films

Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a …

32 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about everything?<p>There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't …

Books

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

Welcome to the new world of streaming.<p>It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, …

11 Books All Harry Potter Fans Must Read

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The brain-heart dialogue shows how racism hijacks perception

If you’re black in the United States, you’re more than twice as likely as a white person to be unarmed if you’re killed in an encounter with the …

You look more powerful in photos when facing to the right — here's why

People look more powerful, athletes more elegant, and cars faster when they appear facing to the right.<p>This mind-blowing insight comes from Simone Schnall, director of the Cambridge Embodied Cognition and Emotion Lab, who described this trait, called spatial agency bias, for an Edge.com feature on …

6 Political Theorists Introduced in Animated “School of Life” Videos: Marx, Smith, Rawls & More

“It may come as a surprise to some academics,” writes leftist political theorist Michael Parenti in his sprawling textbook <i>Democracy for the Few</i>, “but …

Victorian Era

Introduction to Political Philosophy: A Free Yale Course

Democracy is not a given. The Greeks experimented with it. Then it faded into oblivion, only to return many centuries later. Nowadays, democracy …

Weaponised flu, hoax bombs that start exploding, totalitarian America and brain-thirsty zombies – here’s a flood of fictional world endings – and one that’s real<p>The apocalypse – the literal end of the world – has long captured humanity’s dark imagination. Is it because the end of life on Earth is …

Books

All liberals are hypocrites. I know because I am one

Demagogues like Donald Trump thrive on simplicity. One of the keys to his ascendancy has been the lumping together of his many enemies into a single entity, a group to blame for all the economic anxiety and cultural dispossession felt by a vocal subset of his constituency. And so, various strains …

Some argue that, far from motivating pro-social behaviours, empathy can push us towards inaction at best and racism and violence at worst<p>Why do we flinch when we see someone hit their thumb with a hammer? Our intuitive tendency to feel what we imagine another person is feeling is called ‘emotional …

Empathy

How Do Connectomes Contribute to Human Cognition?

The human brain is an extraordinarily complex network, comprising an estimated 86 billion neurons connected by 100 trillion synapses. A connectome is …

What Philosophical Term or Concept Should Be More Widely Known?

Each year, Edge.org publishes responses to an “annual question.” This year’s question is “What scientific term of concept ought to be more widely …

Cognitive bias cheat sheet, simplified

Thinking is hard because of 4 universal conundrums.<p><i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia’s crazy list of cognitive biases, and after</i> …

Is Reconciliation Possible After the Election?

The local Republican Party office in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is tucked into a strip mall called the Shops at Daniel Boone. Early last Sunday morning, a bottle filled with explosive liquid flew through the window and started a fire. On the wall of an adjacent building, the attackers appear to …