How will Facebook’s "reactions" play with our emotions?
From "Wow" to "Sad", Facebook is testing its new post-like "reactions." We asked a psychologist, a sociologist, and a tech theorist why they are doing this to us and how it might affect our feelings.
What it's like to write for content farms, from Brooklyn to the Philippines
We spoke with two writers for content farms who generate large amounts of text content that exists solely to promote products or brands.
Meet the cosplay handlers, unsung heroes of Comic Con
Flocks of fantastically costumed superfans get tons of attention, but they couldn't do it without their helpful sidekicks.
Holocaust expert: Ben Carson's gun statements have "no relationship with fact"
We talked to Michael Berenbaum about why politicians exploit the Holocaust as a "negative absolute in society," and why Ben Carson's gun comments are "ridiculous."
Can your pet tell that you're high?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today we asked animal experts about whether your dog or cat can tell when you're stoned.
A bloody hot mess of photos from NYC's Blade Rave
Amy Lombard photographs BBQ Film's dance party tribute to the 90s cult vampire flick Blade, with the Crystal Method, Pictureplane and fanged fans.
Searching for the "grey market" foods of New York City
Our writer scours the streets and shops in search of these allegedly illicit food items and investigates why they've landed in the grey area.
They’re here, get used to them: why gender-neutral pronouns are not “radical”
A majority of languages around the world have no gender distinctions in pronouns. So why is using "they" as a singular pronoun considered so politically and grammatically unconventional?
J.J. Fad, the girl group cut out of the 'Straight Outta Compton' story
The group's frontwoman discusses the new NWA biopic.
Why are so many Disney parents missing or dead?
Fifty-six of 104 animated feature films distributed by Disney since 1937 feature a primary character who is an orphan or has a missing or single parent. We spoke with experts to explore the pattern.
Humans are still evolving and we don’t know what will happen next
We spoke to five of the foremost experts on human evolution about its past, present and future.
Why do we turn the music down when parking?
Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we ask researchers in cognitive science why multitasking is such a problem.
How hard is it to legally buy a gun in cities around the world?
How hard is it to buy a legal gun? Is it really so much easier in the US than abroad? We researched the specific steps to acquiring a gun in three US cities and in six cities around the world.