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
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To them, non-white people aren't human -- they're animals.
Mind and Body
Sarahah's Anonymous Feedback Can Be Helpful for Teens, Psychologist Says
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Anonymous feedback makes you a better person.
Science
USDA Asks Staff to Use 'Weather Extremes,' Not 'Climate Change'
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1984 much?
Science
Researchers Put Women's Photos on 'Hot or Not' to Study Beauty
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Ariana Grande knows what she's doing.
Science
Is Sarahah Doomed to Devolve Into Bullying and Hate?
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The anonymous messaging app has become a "breeding ground for hate."
Science
The Science of Why Crispy Fried Chicken Is So Delicious
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So much for top-secret herbs and spices.
Science
Polyamorous Couples Are More Committed in Primary Relationships
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It's a win-win all around.
Science
Psychology Says We Should Trust James Comey's Written Testimony
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More than his verbal one, actually.
Mind and Body
Why Do People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?
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Is it a conspiracy?
Science
Worrying Can Be Good For You
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Worrying is an evolutionary advantage, says psychology professor Kate Sweeny.
Culture
'Doughnut Economics' Could Be Humanity's Best Hope
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A "renegade economist" thinks redefining the dismal science might save the world.
Science
Could STDs Make Women Sterile, Like 'The Handmaid's Tale'?
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Superbug resistance, a spike in STDs. Are we headed towards a similar future of infertile women?
Entertainment
Einstein Becomes a Jerk When He Gets a Mustache in 'Genius'
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The seemingly minor introduction of a follicular character changes the genius from bad to terrible.
Mind and Body
The Secret to Curing Your Tech Addiction Is Shockingly Simple
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Sorry in advance for the FOMO.
Science
Scientist Refutes the "Politicization" of Science
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"Pure science is not driven by any underlying agenda other than to predict better."
Science
The 10 Best Signs at the March for Science
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Hey, scientists can be funny, too.
Mind and Body
We Tested the Placebo Effect With Marijuana-Dosed Chocolate
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High time for a look at if the controversial concept exists.
Mind and Body
Human Behavioral Complexity Peaks at Age 25
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We go downhill after that — but it's not all bad news.
Science
Why the "March for Science" is in Turmoil
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A departure from leadership is highlighting diversity issues less than a week before the march.
Mind and Body
The Painful Reasons for John B. McLemore's Tattoos and Piercings
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We asked a psychological expert.