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Leighann Morris

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What's the best way to change the subject?

What's the best way to change the subject?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know that they’re talking about. Today we wondered, how do you change the subject of the conversation without anyone noticing?

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Is it in the best interest of AI not to kill us all?

Is it in the best interest of AI not to kill us all?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today we ask experts in AI studies and emerging technology ethics about the "best interests" of future AI.

Why are so many Disney parents missing or dead?
  • Film

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.

Cleaning at the world’s most prosperous auction house has made me sick and poor
  • City

Cleaning at the world’s most prosperous auction house has made me sick and poor

How minimal wages and constant threats take their toll on housekeepers in a billion-dollar auction house.

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Does a centipede ever step on its own foot or stub its toe?

Does a centipede ever step on its own foot or stub its toe?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they’re talking about. This week, we’re wondering whether a centipede ever steps on one of its own many, many feet.

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Why is blue the most common color for social media apps?

Why is blue the most common color for social media apps?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we wonder why so many social media companies have chosen to brand themselves with the color blue.

  • Fashion

The complete history of mannequins: Garbos, Twiggies, Barbies and beyond

The complete history of mannequins: Garbos, Twiggies, Barbies and beyond

From headless Victorian busts to surgical drones, an overview of manufacturing the ideal woman.

  • Question

Does stress make you work faster?

Does stress make you work faster?

Hopes&Fears answers questions with the help of people who know what they're talking about. Today, we're wondering if the adrenaline brought on by stress makes us more effective.