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      September 6, 2013The Sciences

      Scarcity Is Not Always Bad [Excerpt]

      In Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much , a Harvard economist and a Princeton psychologist show that scarcity causes us to focus on the thing that is in short supply. Sometimes this focus has harmful effects; other times it is beneficial...
      September 27, 2011

      Missing Legs? Not Much of a Problem for Spiders

      [caption id="attachment_179" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Male Schizocosa sp. CC license photo courtesy of Marshall Hedin on Flickr (click for full)."][/caption]When our news editor asked on twitter what sort of animal "this six-legged spider thing" is?...
      September 1, 2012Mind & Brain

      How to Find Love in a Digital World

      Understanding the psychology of online dating can turn a frustrating experience into a fruitful mission
      August 26, 2021Behavior

      On Kindness and Grief

      July 1, 2017Neuroscience

      Your Marvelous Mind

      October 12, 2017Neuroscience

      An Open Book

      December 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      DVDs: Comic Conversion

      August 1, 2006Mind & Brain


      November 1, 2011Mind & Brain

      Readers Respond to "The Sunny Side of Smut"--and More

      Letters to the Editor about the July/August 2011 issue of Scientific American Mind
      October 28, 2013

      Prepare to Die… from Cute, Because Photos of Olinguito Cubs have been Released

      Just look at this thing. How does it exist? Back in August, a team from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History led by curator of mammals, Kristofer Helgen, announced the discovery of the olinguito – the first new species of carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years...
      September 1, 2009Mind & Brain

      Don't Know Much Biology: Our Trouble Classifying the Living World

      Learning to categorize the life on our planet is surprisingly difficult for the human mind
      September 1, 2013Math

      How to Make Kids Love Math

      A Q&A with John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math
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