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What Ails the Human Race?

A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world's health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger

July 20, 2016 — W. Wayt Gibbs

Shadows and Illusions

The way we detect shape and depth from shading reveals some primeval rules that govern how we see the world

July 1, 2016 — Chaipat Chunharas and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Meet the Meat Paradox

We love animals, yet most of us also eat them. Research is revealing the cognitive tricks we use to resolve the omnivore’s dilemma 

July 1, 2016 — Marta Zaraska