Brutal acts are often achieved because of compliant supporters and an unwillingness to stand up to immorality, argues Julia Shaw

The idea that evil is subjective has fascinated Julia Shaw, PhD for years. In her new book, Making Evil, Shaw, an honorary research associate in the Department of Psychology at University College London, explores the science behind this sentiment. …


Embarrassing fantasy relationships play an important evolutionary role

We’ve all played the lead role in a teen drama laden with angst, sweaty palms, a racing heart, and an inability to concentrate on anything or anyone else but the object of our desire. And just as every Hollywood scenario depicts, crushes can be excruciatingly embarrassing in high school, but…

Sarah Griffiths

Science Journalist

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