Ellen and Science Confirm: Rich People Only Care About Themselves

Ellen and Bush don’t really make the strangest of bedfellows, and we have the studies to prove it.


Ravens Spread Negative Emotions to Their Friends, Study Finds

“Our findings thus suggest negative emotional contagion in ravens, and in turn advance our understanding of the evolution of empathy.”


The Anatomy of Empathy

Joel Salinas can literally feel his patients' pain. But as scientists are learning, there's more to empathy than just mirroring someone else.


Super-Empaths Are Real, Says Science

New research has suggested that 1 to 2 percent of the population struggle to differentiate between their own bodily feelings and other people's.


Game of Thrones’ Huge Battle Scene Did What Most War Movies Can’t

And it has very little to do with dragons.


Why Do So Many People Sympathise with Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer?

The man murdered 17 men, and ate some of them. But people still want to look for the good in him.


Why Empathy Is Dangerous

Yale psychologist Professor Paul Bloom tells us why empathy can lead to war, manipulation and "stupid decisions".


What Happened to Empathy in Politics in 2016?

Since 2015's UK general election, internal divisions have cut lines through the electorate – and we have to consider what that means for our future.


Why Empathy Is Bad

In a new book, a professor argues that empathy can fuel prejudice, tribalism, and violence. He says it also assisted Donald Trump's rise.


Magnum Photographers On Their Most Empathetic Image

From Bruce Davidson's picture of Coney Island's fireworks to David Alan Harvey's French teenagers smoking and kissing, each tells a story about a moment of connection.


What Women Want in Their Male Friends

A new study shows boys with higher empathy have more female friends.


Director Barry Jenkins on Creating Empathy Through His Film 'Moonlight'

We sat down with the director to chat about his fantastic new coming-of-age drama about a boy grappling with his identity and sexuality in a rough Miami neighborhood.