Octopuses Are Ridiculously Smart

Did you hear about the octopus that slipped out of its tank, into a drainpipe, and made a break for the sea? Or what about the cephalopod that figured out how to open those child-proof pill bottles? Which, let’s be honest, even adult humans have trouble with those sometimes. It’s Continue Reading

Narcissist, Psychopath, or Sociopath: How to Spot the Differences

[percussive electronic music riff] (Kyle) What is the difference between a sociopath, a psychopath and a narcissist? Here to answer this intense question is doctor Ramani. Help us out here. (Dr. Ramani) Well, it’s, you know, again, there’s a lot of overlap, but the fact is a lot of people Continue Reading

Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Suppose that two American friends are traveling together in Italy. They go to see Michelangelo’s “David,” and when they finally come face-to-face with the statue, they both freeze dead in their tracks. The first guy — we’ll call him Adam — is transfixed by the beauty of the perfect human Continue Reading

These Hairworms Eat a Cricket Alive and Control Its Mind | Deep Look

The day starts normally enough. You give your pet some food and water. But later … … in your pet’s water dish, you find this. A hairworm. It didn’t get here on its own. It came out of a little cricket. Don’t believe me? OK. These hairworms are gnarly parasites. Continue Reading

How to Bend Reality to Your Will and Become Unstoppable | Moran Cerf on Impact Theory

Tom: Everybody, welcome to Impact Theory. You’re here because you believe as I do that human potential is nearly limitless. You know that having potential is not the same thing as actually doing something with it. Our goal with this show and company is to introduce you to the people Continue Reading