Russel Brand

PSY-Q: Are the Drug Laws Working? Russell Brand Doesn’t Think So

All currently-illegal drugs, including cannabis, are harmful to health, the main argument for legalizing them reduces harm, by minimizing their consumption.
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Is There Any Scientific Evidence for the Benefits of Hugging?

The science behind hugging, massage therapy, and physical touch.

Why Your Privacy is Not Just About You

Maintaining privacy is more of a social practice than one would think.
Project Implicit Racial Prejudice

PSY-Q: Project Implicit Reveals Your Hidden Prejudice

Immigration has been in the news recently on both sides of the pond. In Great Britain, the anti-immigration ...

Tele(phone)kinesis

In a scene straight out of science fiction, a student in Washington lifted another student’s hand—with a thought.

Kicking Back, Gladiator Style

Gladiators drank a concoction of vinegar and ashes to stay bulky for battle.

Psy-Q: What Does The Prisoner’s Dilemma have to do with Greenhouse Gases?

Welcome to another edition of Psy-Q, the column that delves into the JSTOR archives to give you the ...

Humans and Neanderthals: History Revealed in an Ancient Femur

Recent findings narrow the period in which both Neanderthals and modern humans existed together.

PSY-Q: “It’s the psychology, stupid”. What really decides elections?

Recent news coverage has been dominated by the fallout from the US midterm elections, with the Republicans thrashing ...