“Technology feels disempowering because we haven’t built it around an honest view of human nature,” says tech critic Tristan Harris. In 2011, Tristan Harris’s company, Apture, was acquired by Google. Google,
For centuries, people have drawn the line between nature and nurture. In the nineteenth century, the English polymath Francis Galton cast nature-versus-nurture in scientific terms. He envisioned a battle
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Trainings and workshops geared toward eliminating people’s hidden prejudices are all the rage—but many don’t work. Now the psychologist who made the case for "implicit bias" wants to cure it. On a cloudy
When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he
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What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it. The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously
Trump’s best hope is to convince opponents he’s more popular than he actually is. These are disorienting times for American democracy. Key features of a democratic nation — that the candidate who wins