‘Mind Reading’

Q&A: Why Bad Math Can Ruin Your Health

How do we know which numbers to trust and which health studies are sound? Healthland faces this dilemma every day, so we spoke with Charles Seife, the rare journalist with an undergraduate degree in mathematics, from Princeton no less.

Q&A: How Pleasure Works

How does the brain create the experience of joy and desire? That’s the subject of David Linden’s new book, The Compass of Pleasure. A professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Linden studies …

Q&A: Everything You Wanted to Know About Poisoning

Murder by poisoning may seem like an old-fashioned phenomenon interesting only to fans of mystery novels and the odd toxicologist. But the new book, The Poisoner’s Handbook, suggests the threat of poisons and poisoning is ever present.

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