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  1. The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity

    Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection

  2. How a Common Interview Question Fuels the Gender Pay Gap (and How to Stop It)

    Several states and cities have ordered employers to stop asking about salary history.

  3. Would you pay £3,744 a year for 10 extra minutes in bed? The effect of Tube journey times on London weekly rents

    It’s one of the biggest dilemmas of urban living. We all want to live a bit closer to work, but still want to find somewhere affordable to call home.

  4. The Weird Science Behind Chain Restaurant Menus

    I was a corporate restaurant consultant. Here’s how the sausage gets made.

  5. The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

    After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the crew of Pan Am flight 18602 were forced to do something almost impossible: return to…

  6. The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

    The nation’s famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks.

  7. Inside the world of instruction manuals

    Some user manuals are a frustration, some are a pleasure – and all reveal more about us than we might think.

  8. The Surprising History (and Future) of Fingerprints

    It occurred to me that I knew approximately zilch about how an identity could be apportioned in ten parts the size of petals.

  9. Are Hit Songs Becoming Less Musically Diverse?

    Data on whether today’s hit artists are taking fewer risks and creating a narrower range of sounds.

  10. The Math of Causation Puzzle

    If a forest is burning and we don’t know what’s responsible, does it have a cause?