Contemporary Culture

The Lively Science

The Lively Science

What does it mean to say that we can explain human behaviour scientifically? Is this even possible? In The Lively Science: Remodeling Human Social Research, Michael Agar says yes, but not in the way that you might expect.Read on »

Crossing the sexes with friendship

Crossing the sexes with friendship

Cross-sex friendships can be stressful if society views them with suspicion. But some individuals vastly prefer them to same-sex friendships. How can we stop standing in the way of other people's happiness?Read on »

Aliens among us

Aliens among us

Why has the belief in extraterrestrials persisted across time and space, and what can this belief tell us about ourselves?Read on »