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  • Politics

Was war ever more "civilized"?

Was war ever more "civilized"?

Can war be “civilized”? Is one era of mass organized armed conflict more “civilized” than the other? We asked experts to attempt to put this question into a historical perspective.

  • Experiment

I followed a different horoscope every day for a week and it bullshat on my soul

I followed a different horoscope every day for a week and it bullshat on my soul

Hopes&Fears challenged a spiritually cynical writer to live by a different horoscope every day for a week. This is his story.

  • Question

What do you get if you survive a plane crash?

What do you get if you survive a plane crash?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know their shit. Today, we morbidly wondered, do you get anything if you survive a plane crash?

  • Question

Is it dangerous to sleep with your smartphone?

Is it dangerous to sleep with your smartphone?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts who know what they’re talking about. Today we wondered if it's bad for your health to bring your electronic devices to bed.

 

January 04, 2016 12:28 PM

I was getting all my fancy-schmancy people, but I wanted to see the rest of the world.

NYC proto-meme Dr. Zizmor closing up shop so he can "see the world". Image 1.

Dr. Zizmor

NYC's celebrated subway ad dermatologist

 

Number of the day January 04, 2016 12:14 PM

 

4

 

number of new elements that have just been added to the periodic table

  

 

  

 

Number of the day December 30, 2015 4:58 PM

 

965

 

people killed by police in the US in 2015

  

 

  

  • Question

Are we more likely to follow through with resolutions we post on social media?

Are we more likely to follow through with resolutions we post on social media?

We reached out to experts, from clinical psychologists and goal-setting theorists to a cultural critic, to get some answers in time for 2016.

 

Quote of the day December 30, 2015 12:08 PM

They do it because they’re desperate for money and attention... There’s not enough money in this world to make me do something degrading.

Romance model Fabio says he would never do something “degrading” for “money and attention”. Image 1.

Fabio

Romance novel cover king and protein drink entrepreneur comments about reality television

 

Number of the day December 29, 2015 12:44 PM

 

46,762,310

 

number of times Interstellar has been illegally downloaded this year, making it the most pirated movie of 2015

  

 

  

  • Question

Would ending the "War on Drugs" reduce gun violence?

Would ending the "War on Drugs" reduce gun violence?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts who know what they are talking about. Today we ask the experts about the link between the illicit substance economy and gun-related violence.

 

Quote of the day December 28, 2015 2:32 PM

In our society there are two paths to success: One is to be good at computers and the other is to be a sociopath.

Tech skeptic Jaron Lanier says successful people are either "good at computers" or "sociopaths" . Image 1.

Jaron Lanier

Computer scientist, composer, author, virtual reality pioneer

 

Number of the day December 28, 2015 2:13 PM

 

$8,300,000

 

amount promised by Japan to compensate South Korea for the sexual slavery of Korean "comfort women" during World War II

  

  

  • Question

Can groups of people "remember" something that didn't happen?

Can groups of people "remember" something that didn't happen?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts who know what they are talking about. Today we wondered, can a bunch of different people honestly share the same false memory?

 

Quote of the day December 23, 2015 2:46 PM

I don't know what his relationship with women has been like, but he has discovered that women go to the bathroom, and it's very upsetting for him.

Sanders says Trump just discovered "that women go to the bathroom, and it's very upsetting for him". Image 1.

Bernie Sanders

on Trump's odd remarks about Clinton's bathroom break, Huffington Post

 

Number of the day December 23, 2015 12:58 PM

 

3,200

 

number of prisoners released early in Washington due to a software glitch

  

 

  

  • Pop Stuff

Jon Glaser is not a super asshole, but he plays one on TV

Jon Glaser is not a super asshole, but he plays one on TV

The mind behind "Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter" talks about Instagram lies, helicopter moms, and the two way street of masturbation.

 

Number of the day December 21, 2015 10:49 AM

 

521

 

number of days until
Star Wars: Episode VIII

  

 

  

  • Pop Stuff

From Dr. Frankenstein to The Knick: Uncovering the history of the modern day mad scientist

From Dr. Frankenstein to The Knick: Uncovering the history of the modern day mad scientist

Hopes&Fears talks with literature professors, psychologists, historians, and sociologists to find out the origins of some of pop culture's most iconic mad scientists.

 

Number of the day December 18, 2015 12:37 PM

 

30%

 

percent of surveyed Republican primary voters in favor of bombing Agrabah, the fictional country from Disney's Aladdin