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Thursday, January 31, 2019
More than two dozen Democrats may end up running for president. They include senators, governors, business leaders, a mayor — even a spiritual guru.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Trump administration says there is a national security crisis at the Southern border. But most people in the country illegally didn't sneak across the border; they overstayed their visas.
Friday, January 04, 2019
The 116th Congress has 127 female members — 102 of them in the House. That's far more than the previous record, but it also is far from gender parity.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.
Thursday, October 04, 2018
We all know the downsides of being poor. But what about the downsides of being rich? This week, we explore the psychology of scarcity...and excess.
Friday, August 17, 2018
Based on calculations by NPR, the average shift in special elections since 2016 was 10 points toward the Democrats. If you apply that to all 435 House districts, Democrats would win a big majority.
Friday, July 27, 2018
Decades ago, a group of women accused a prominent playwright of sexual misconduct. For the most part, the complaints went nowhere. In 2017, more women came forward. This time, people listened.
Monday, June 18, 2018
As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don't show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Chaos is a part of all of our lives. Sometimes we try to control it. And other times, we just have to live with it.
Monday, May 07, 2018
Olutosin Oduwole was a college student and aspiring rap star when he was charged with "attempting to make a terrorist threat." Did public perceptions of rap music play a role?
Friday, April 13, 2018
Violent crimes committed by Muslims are much more likely to be reported as "terrorism." And that has disturbing consequences for the way Muslims are perceived.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Finding a new job may be the solution to your woes at work. But there may also be other ways to get more out of your daily grind.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Every time you give in to the buzzing notifications of our phone or computer, you pay a price: little by little, you lose your ability to focus.
Monday, July 10, 2017
If you've ever shouted at Siri or rolled your eyes at your Roomba, you know that artificial intelligence isn't always that smart. But there's still a lot that robots can tell us about ourselves.
Monday, June 19, 2017
In the last five years, 12 percent of terrorist attacks in the U.S. were carried out by Muslims and more than 50 percent by far right extremists. So why the media focus on "Islamic terrorism"?
Monday, June 12, 2017
Olutosin Oduwole was a college student and aspiring rapper when he was charged with "attempting to make a terrorist threat." We explore how perceptions of rap music may have played a role.
Monday, June 05, 2017
After a police shooting, there's often a familiar blame game: Maybe the cop was racist. Maybe the person who was shot really was threatening. Or maybe the bias that leads cops to shoot affects us all.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Decades ago, researchers introduced a new theory of policing. It's called "broken windows" and is seen by many as a cure-all for crime. But the idea is often used in ways its creators never intended.
Monday, May 08, 2017
This week on Hidden Brain: coincidences. Why they're not quite as magical as they seem, and the psychological reasons we can't help but search for meaning in them anyway.
Monday, May 01, 2017
We're often more honest when making searches on Google than when answering surveys or talking to friends. Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains what these searches tell us about our thoughts and desires.