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Dropped

Williams College’s ‘Uncomfortable Learning’ Speaker Series Dropped Me. Why? by Suzanne Venker. See here. Related: What I Wanted to Tell Students at Williams College by Suzanne Venker. The following is the text of a speech the author had planned to […]

Devaluation

The Devaluation of Music: It’s Worse Than You Think by Craig Havighurst. Starving artists have been affected by more than just piracy and streaming royalties. More.

Depression

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection? by Bret Stetka. Late last year, Turhan Canli, an associate professor of psychology and radiology at Stony Brook University, published a paper in the journal Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders asserting that […]

Wrong

Here’s Why Most Neuroscientists Are Wrong About the Brain by C.R. Gallistel. Most neuroscientists believe that the brain learns by rewiring itself—by changing the strength of connections between brain cells, or neurons. But experimental results published last year, from a […]

Science

The Myth of Basic Science by Matt Ridley. Innovation is a mysteriously difficult thing to dictate. Technology seems to change by a sort of inexorable, evolutionary progress, which we probably cannot stop—or speed up much either. And it’s not much […]