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7 December 2016

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M.I.A. gives nation bird

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Immoral empathy

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Paul Bloom, author of the new book Against Empathy, argues that feeling other people’s pain can lead us astray.

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Bringing virtues back

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Massimo Pigliucci on why an ancient ethical system makes sense in modern times.

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The DMZ

Trump’s PR win and policy mistake

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on what the jobs deal with Carrier means for the president-elect and for the country. Plus: Is Trump falling for the wrong people?

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Resurrecting the mammoth

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Journalist Brendan Foht and geneticist George Church on the possible benefits of de-extinction.

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What is your biggest fear for the future of humanity?

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Fourth in a series of video mashups in which some people you know, and some people you don’t know, are put on the spot.

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