Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
Vladimir Putin adores Fyodor Dostoevsky. A close reading of the legendary author’s texts reveals the feeling might have been mutual.
Some question the ethics of sanctions aimed at cancelling Russian art and culture and punishing ordinary citizens.
What speech is harmful, how do we know, and what do we do if we find out?
If you want flexibility, transparency, and decent health policies, it seems like working in tech pays off.
One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
As Russia’s youth welcomed a new era of capitalism in the 1990s, their parents and grandparents clung to fleeting memories of Soviet life.
How to deal with "epistemic exhaustion."
Metal really does sometimes stick to some people’s skin. Here’s the science of why. Every once in a while, a claim comes along that wildly challenges the mainstream scientific narrative. These […]
In theory, history is the sum of everything that ever happened; in practice, it’s a story we tell ourselves to make sense of and justify our actions in the present.
Scientists are using bioelectronic medicine to treat inflammatory diseases, an approach that capitalizes on the ancient "hardwiring" of the nervous system.
Clinical studies are underway. How we treat them moving forward matters.
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
FieldTrip is advancing the realm of clinical psychedelic testing.
In the 1980's, Northeast Portland was a black neighborhood hustling to survive. Today, it's full of pilates studios and handlebar moustaches. As a writer, professor, and former inmate, Mitchell S. Jackson has lived in and learned from both worlds. In SURVIVAL MATH, he puts the pieces together.
A new report charges that there hasn’t yet been enough concerted research on what makes a person become a mass shooter.
The definitive answer requires better, unbiased data. Despite all the advances that have occurred in human history, one extraordinary puzzle still remains right in our own backyard: we aren’t sure how […]
It’s called change blindness, and you probably have it.
Ideas are plentiful; execution is another story.
This could revolutionize organ transplants, grafts, prostheses, and implants.
NASA’s Clipper mission to Jupiter’s second (of four) large moons, Europa, will perform at least 45 close flybys of its main target, monitoring its surface, subsurface ocean, and atmosphere for […]
America's socialists owe a lot to one man, but what did he think about socialism?
The relationship between our genotypes and our psychological traits, while substantial, is highly indirect and emergent.