Tanya Basu

Tanya's writing focuses on the social sciences and behavior. Now based in Brooklyn, she will always call Chicago home and never be too full for one more taco.

Mind and Body

The Alt-Right Literally Sees Minorities As Ape-Like

To them, non-white people aren't human -- they're animals.

Mind and Body

Sarahah Could Be Good For Teens, Argues Psychologist

Anonymous feedback makes you a better person.

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Is Sarahah Doomed to Devolve Into Bullying and Hate?

The anonymous messaging app has become a "breeding ground for hate."

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Worrying About Everything Is Good for You

Worrying is an evolutionary advantage, says psychology professor Kate Sweeny.

Culture

Maybe You Should Re-Think Economics as a Doughnut 

A "renegade economist" thinks redefining the dismal science might save the world.

Science

Is a 'Handmaid's Tale'-like STD Pandemic In Our Future?

Superbug resistance, a spike in STDs. Are we headed towards a similar future of infertile women?

Entertainment

The Precise Moment When Einstein Becomes a Douchebag

The seemingly minor introduction of a follicular character changes the genius from bad to terrible.

Mind and Body
Science

This Paleontologist Calls BS on Science's "Politicization"

"Pure science is not driven by any underlying agenda other than to predict better."

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We Tested the Placebo Effect With Marijuana-Dosed Chocolate

High time for a look at if the controversial concept exists.

Mind and Body

Human Behavioral Complexity Peaks at Age 25

We go downhill after that — but it's not all bad news.

Science

Why the "March for Science" Is in Turmoil

A departure from leadership is highlighting diversity issues less than a week before the march.

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