How to Win Any Debate

How to Win Any Debate

The first presidential debate is happening tonight and you can watch it here. However, once the candidates are done debating, you might find yourself in a debate of your own. If you want this discussion to be more productive than your last argument on Facebook, here are some strategies to help make sure you don’t…

13 Books You Need to Read This Fall

13 Books You Need to Read This Fall

In 2020, what is the purpose of books? Not in the broader sense, but in the more intimate, everyday one. Are they meant to educate, to pump neurons? Or are they respite, a chance to escape? Ideally they’re both, and even though we struggled at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown to get through a…

Fish Form Social Networks—and They’re Actually Good

Fish Form Social Networks—and They’re Actually Good

Among the many egregious scientific inaccuracies of Finding Nemo—fish can talk, sharks form support groups, turtles wax their shells—perhaps none is more glaring than the conceit of fish maintaining friendships. As many a marine biologist has noted, fish aren’t in it to make friends—they’re in it to survive and reproduce.But scientists are uncovering a fascinating…