Human Nature

Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
December 20th, 2014
Ice melt in Greenland, disappearing reindeer and boulder-moving storms are just a few of the cool images this week.
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From Ecstasy to Molly, What's in a Name?
molly, ecstatcy, drug use, drug names
December 19th, 2014
Molly is one of the most popular party drugs in the US. But what a lot of people may not know is that molly is actually a form of ecstasy (MDMA), and this misunderstanding can put young people at risk.
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Why I'll Talk Politics With Climate Change Deniers — But Not Science
climate change deniers, politics, science
December 18th, 2014
There are many complex reasons why people decide not to accept the science of climate change. The doubters range from the conspiracy theorist to the skeptical scientist, or from the paid lobbyist to the raving lunatic.
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When Counseling After a Tragedy is a Mistake (Op-Ed)
Official at the Lindt cafe in Sydney
December 20th, 2014
As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the hostages stuck for hours with the gunman in the Lindt café.
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Crashing the Old Boys' Science Club (Op-Ed)
Science Laboratory
December 18th, 2014
Women are leading a new push to break down the obstacles they face in the science community.
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Why I Teach Poetry and Opera to Medical Students (Op-Ed)
Socrates, death, poetry, medicine, opera
December 17th, 2014
Art, literature and film can also remind us that ethics is subtle, ambiguous and uncertain.
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'Virtual Body Swapping' Could Change People's Biases
The different methods used for the new psychological studies on bias and self-awareness.
December 16th, 2014
A futuristic virtual-reality exercise could bring new meaning to the saying "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes."
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Princess Di and the History of Mass Grieving
flowers, grieving, mourning, Sydney hostages
December 20th, 2014
The common thread in this public expression of grief is the untimely, unexpected deaths of people who are often in the prime of their lives; both the famous and the unknown.
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What was the Worst #ScienceFail of 2014? (Op-Ed)
politics, science, sciencefails
December 18th, 2014
Four groups stood out as the worst for science in 2014.
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Keeping Up with the Greens: Neighbors Can Spur Conservation (Op-Ed)
Sukkertoppen Isflade
December 17th, 2014
If you want to get people to save energy, show them their neighbors are saving even more.
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