Nathaniel Girma

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Dear undergrads: Your degree was never intended to land you a job

<i>Dear Applicant: Thank you for your letter inquiring about positions in our economics department. At this time, we have no openings. However, I will keep your letter on file should an appropriate job become available.</i><p>At least, that's what I am required to tell you. But here's what I'd really like to …

Why some university students are doomed to below-average earnings

It's all about the money now in back-to-school planning.<p>How much will parents spend on school supplies, how much will it cost to go to university or college, and how much debt will that mean for students? These are the questions we're asking, and good on us for doing so. Education is not so …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Reality Check

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

The Last of Us Original Plot, Ending and Villain Revealed

Major spoilers ahead.<p>Naughty Dog has shared more information about the original plot of The Last of Us, which recast one of the game's friends as a …

Illusions, delusions and the brain. A Ramachandran lecture on body image and mind body interactions.