Highlights: May 26–June 1

Highlights: May 26–June 1

Here are our top picks of the week, including: how to fight your fear of spiders, what grandparents offer humanity, and why setbacks are ultimately helpful.

Gay Fathers

An evolutionary spotlight on gay fatherhood

Be Glad for Our Failure to Catch Up with China in Education

Our schools are better than China’s because ours don’t work as well as theirs.

The Problem with No Problems: The Rock Band Case

For rock bands and other teams setback can be more important than successes

Let's Hear It for Allo-Mothers!

It may or may not take a village, but it's quite clear that mothers can use help

A Strategy for Dealing with Animal Phobias

Confrontation is the best way for dealing with fear.

The Politics of Addiction

It is ruining the field.

Excited About Lybrido?

Are libido drugs created to solve a problem that doesn't—or shouldn't—exist?

Bad at Detecting Lies?

Surprise! We’re not using the wrong cues.