When men and women of exactly equal ability face each other in chess, men win more often – but only if they know they’re playing against the opposite sex. Fascinating insights on why this is the case – and what it means for the world beyond chess.
All it takes is a small step – gravity will take care of the rest. And yet, and yet. This 16-minute documentary from Sweden brilliantly captures people struggling with themselves as they stand atop the ten meter tower, ready to jump into the water. Or maybe not. Or maybe yes. Or maybe not.
What if you countered islamic radicalisation with…empathy? That’s how two Danish policemen started a fascinating experiment in Aarhus, after dozens of young men had gone missing, presumably joining ISIS in Syria. A brilliant episode of the always fascinating Invisibilia podcast.