Wonder on the Web

Issue 26: Links to amazing stuff /

Why the Way There Feels Longer than the Way Back

Social research often points out phenomena we’re unfamiliar with. But it’s awfully fun when researchers dive into a common experience we’ve never been able to explain. The “return trip effect” seems to come down to our unrealistic expectations.

Home, Sweet Home

How would you like to live inside a soccer ball? A giant sundial? Or a house you can carry on your back? ...

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Issue 26 / July 9, 2015
  1. Editors’ Note

    Issue 26: The trust molecule, Luther’s forerunner, and the joy of watching a soccer great.

  2. The Shalom of Neurochemistry

    Oxytocin rewards us for human connection. /

  3. The Long Legacy of a Roasted Goose

    Proto-reformer John Hus was burned at the stake 600 years ago this week. We are all Hussites now. /

  4. The Messi-ness of the World

    The universe is losing a bit of its enchantment for me. But then there’s Barcelona’s forward. /

  5. Cast

    ‘The hobbyist / aims a drum / of fierce / aluminum.’ /

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