social sciences

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on the Mothman, brand flops, online sleuthing, CIA anthropology and more stuff.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Wowie zowie articles on on LSD, economics as astrology, warrant canaries, Baphomet and more great stuff.

Nostalgia is not the most toxic impulse

Nostalgia is a funny thing. It's not home sickness, it's more connected to emotions and a time in your life. But is nostalgia worthwhile? Nascent science says it just might be.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Enjoy some pretty neat articles on the death penalty, behavioral psychology and more.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read a ton of great articles. Here are the best of the bunch.

Since the first one was warmed up and a patient was tossed inside in the summer of 1977, the Wonder Machine (those of you new to this blog, the Wonder Machine is another, catchier name for functional magentic resonance imagine, or fMRI) has proven its worth as non-invasive means of peering inside the human body. Once neurologists realized that the machine could be used to unlock the secrets of the working, unsedated human brain, the news was like word the college president had slapped down his school-funded Amex on the cash bar at a faculty mixer; researchers from every imaginable discipline of social science flocked to it.