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New York Times readers who ignore The Economist: Danger, groupthink ahead.

Data suggests police de-escalation can work.

Goats have feelings, too. (Sheep, not so much.)

Babies brainwash you with their cuteness.

If the Ghostbusters need props, who you gonna call? MIT professors!


Julia F. P. Ostmann writes from Southern California about nineteenth-century mushrooms, hybrid burritos, and brain science. Next year she’s excited to move into Stephen Hawking’s old dorm at Cambridge, where she'll be studying history and philosophy of science. If you follow her at @JuliaOstmann, she will probably retweet you. More from this author →