MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Thomas MacMillan

  1. psych 101
    The World Is Smaller Than You ThinkHow a 50-year-old experiment shaped our understanding of how connected we are to each other.
  2. Can Criminal Profilers Really Get Inside the Head of a Killer?The real world is not exactly like a Netflix series.
  3. Everyone’s Suspicious of Atheists — Even Other AtheistsA new study found that nonbelievers face prejudice across the world, even in places where religious belief is fading.
  4. Everyone’s Suspicious of Atheists — Even Other AtheistsA new study found that nonbelievers face prejudice across the world, even in places where religious belief is fading.
  5. Natural Selection Made Us Anxious. Meditation Can Help.An evolutionary psychologist’s take on Buddhism.
  6. Natural Selection Made Us Anxious. Meditation Can Help.An evolutionary psychologist’s take on Buddhism.
  7. This Might Be the Best Idea for Turning Out More Voters in U.S. ElectionsA political scientist is arguing it’s time to put the party back in elections.
  8. How to Be Extremely Productive Without Getting Extremely ExhaustedA new book shows how strategies favored by elite athletes can benefit the rest of us.
  9. How to Be Extremely Productive Without Getting Extremely ExhaustedA new book shows how strategies favored by elite athletes can benefit the rest of us.
  10. A Beginner’s Guide to Calling BSIt’s a basic life skill we all need these days.
  11. A Beginner’s Guide to Calling BSIt’s a basic life skill we all need these days.
  12. You’d Be a Better Communicator If You Weren’t So Afraid of Embarrassing YourselfAlan Alda argues that lessons from improv comedy can improve science communication. They can work for you, too.
  13. You’d Be a Better Communicator If You Weren’t So Afraid of Embarrassing YourselfAlan Alda argues that lessons from improv comedy can improve science communication. They can work for you, too.
  14. about time
    The Art and Science of Comedic TimingIt doesn’t work the way you think. (Except when it … does.)
  15. about time
    The Art and Science of Comedic TimingIt doesn’t work the way you think. (Except when it … does.)
  16. Working With Robots Helps People Get AlongNew research found that introducing AI into a group made its human members more flexible and collaborative.
  17. Working With Robots Helps People Get AlongNew research found that introducing AI into a group made its human members more flexible and collaborative.
  18. The Absolute Best Dine-In Movie Theater in New YorkHow about dinner and a movie?
  19. about time
    How the Abstract Way We Talk About Time Can Make You Miss a MeetingA cognitive scientist investigates the surprisingly confusing phrase, “Let’s move the meeting forward two days.”
  20. about time
    How the Abstract Way We Talk About Time Can Make You Miss a MeetingA cognitive scientist investigates the surprisingly confusing phrase, “Let’s move the meeting forward two days.”
  21. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Mini-Golf in New YorkFrom a hidden golf glade to a rocket-themed course, the city’s finest little putting greens await you.
  22. Our Intuitions About the World Are Usually WrongOn flat-Earthers, science denial, and why teaching critical thinking isn’t enough.
  23. Our Intuitions About the World Are Usually WrongOn flat-Earthers, science denial, and why teaching critical thinking isn’t enough.
  24. The Human Brain Is a Time MachineA new book investigates a basic disagreement between neuroscience and physics on the human experience of time.
  25. The Human Brain Is a Time MachineA new book investigates a basic disagreement between neuroscience and physics on the human experience of time.
  26. The Absolute Best Bar in Bed-StuyFrom an eclectic jazz haunt to a classic dive.
  27. cybersecurity
    The Penetration Tester Who Your Boss Hires to Hack Your Email“Wherever I go, I see vulnerabilities. I see people walking away from their workstations. I see weak passwords.”
  28. How Psychologists Determine Whether Someone Is Faking InsanityThe strange science of malingering has played a role in the Etan Patz case.
  29. How Psychologists Determine Whether Someone Is Faking InsanityThe strange science of malingering has played a role in the Etan Patz case.
  30. This Crazy Artist Predicted Everything from Uber to Google Glass Back in 1991Before smartphones and ride-sharing apps, there was cartoon futurist Steven M. Johnson. He saw it all coming — and he’s awesome.
  31. the urbanist
    What It’s Like to Be a Teenager in a Rapidly Changing Havana“I can’t travel much, so I like that people come to Havana from all over the world. Meeting them is like a vacation. A very small vacation.”
  32. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Bowling Alley in New YorkSix great lanes for rolling strikes, gutter balls, and everything in between
  33. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Arcade in New YorkFive great spots for when you want to put down your phone and play arcade games the old-fashioned way.
  34. inequality
    Does Highly Visible Wealth Make Inequality Worse?A new game-based study offers some insights.
  35. inequality
    Does Highly Visible Wealth Make Inequality Worse?A new game-based study offers some insights.
  36. How to Type 360 Words a MinuteThe Michael Jordan of court reporting shares his secrets.
  37. The Absolute Best Meditation Center in New YorkBreathe in, breathe out.