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.
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.
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?
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.
I was getting all my fancy-schmancy people, but I wanted to see the rest of the world.
NYC's celebrated subway ad dermatologist
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.
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 novel cover king and protein drink entrepreneur comments about reality television
number of times Interstellar has been illegally downloaded this year, making it the most pirated movie of 2015
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.
In our society there are two paths to success: One is to be good at computers and the other is to be a sociopath.
Computer scientist, composer, author, virtual reality pioneer
amount promised by Japan to compensate South Korea for the sexual slavery of Korean "comfort women" during World War II
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?
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.
on Trump's odd remarks about Clinton's bathroom break, Huffington Post
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.
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.