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Kelsey Lawrence

  • City Index
  • December 16 2015, 2:30 PM

What are the most popular religions in cities around the world?

What are the most popular religions in cities around the world?

For this week's City Index, we take a look at the most dominant religions in ten cities around the world.

  • Question
  • December 4 2015, 4:41 PM

Why do we have a sense of humor?

Why do we have a sense of humor?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they are talking about. Today, we asked the experts about why we laugh and how we develop our taste for humor.

  • Question
  • December 2 2015, 3:07 PM

What's the "best" form of capital punishment?

What's the "best" form of capital punishment?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they are talking about. Today we wondered, if the state insists on killing people, what's the "best" way to do it?

The messy business of NYC's live poultry industry
  • Business
  • November 25 2015, 4:16 PM

The messy business of NYC's live poultry industry

Over 80 live poultry markets quietly thrive in NYC, with a clientele made up mainly of the city's immigrant populations. Hopes&Fears took a trip to a Brooklyn slaughterhouse to go behind the scenes.

  • Question
  • November 10 2015, 5:19 PM

Can you get high on art?

Can you get high on art?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts. We asked a neuroscientist, an art critic and a neuroesthetics specialist if we can experience a high—or something similar—from viewing art.

  • Question
  • November 9 2015, 6:03 PM

How long does it really take to reach a verdict for a crime?

How long does it really take to reach a verdict for a crime?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts. We asked criminal defense attorneys and former DAs how long it takes to reach a verdict, and if the Law & Order timeline stands up to reality.

  • Question
  • November 3 2015, 4:23 PM

Can you sue a president for breaking a campaign promise?

Can you sue a president for breaking a campaign promise?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of experts. We asked law experts if the public has any legal recourse when it comes to a promise an elected official has made when campaigning.