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Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Why Did Google Erase Dennis Cooper’s Beloved Literary Blog?

In the early afternoon of June 27th, the writer Dennis Cooper was working on his computer, at his home in Paris, when his Gmail suddenly reloaded and logged him out of his account. When he tried to sign back in he found that he couldn’t. Instead of his inbox, a message appeared informing him that …

Internet

How Prison Labor Is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It

/ Jul 24, 2016<p>American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment …

Documentaries

Imagists - Chicago Artists That Put the City on the Art Map

Ray Yoshida<p>Ray Yoshida was the mentor of Chicago Imagists and one of the most prominent figures of the Imagist movement. Yoshida’s work was heavily …

Vietnam War

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that Parrish herself had undergone “the first gene therapy successful against human ageing”. The treatment, it claimed, had reversed the …

Genetics