Human Nature

Shrimp-Labeling Fails Mean Mystery Meal Origins (Op-Ed)
Oceana fraud study mislabeled foods
November 27th, 2014
That fish on your plate may not be what you think — and there's a good chance that shrimp isn't either.
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Traffickers of Mantas and Devil Rays Get Bitten in Busts
Manta and mobula rays at Bali fish market, poaching
November 25th, 2014
Body parts from enormous manta rays are getting hard to sell on the black market, thanks to raids against poachers.
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Airport Security Measures Aren't Good Enough — Here's A Fix
soldiers, airport security, safety
November 22nd, 2014
International airports are a busy place to be. Nearly 200,000 passengers pass through London Heathrow Airport every day. The internal security of the country depends on effective airport checks.
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Ferguson: Why Do People Riot?
broken windows, riot, human behavior
November 26th, 2014
Mob psychology feeds a need to belong — and police efforts can backfire.
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WWI Shell Shock: The Myths and Realities
soldier covering face, ptsd, post-traumatic stress, shell shock
November 24th, 2014
During World War I, severe post-traumatic reactions reached an epidemic scale that surpassed anything known from previous armed conflicts.
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How Brains Turn Remote Threats into Anxiety
Anxious woman, anxiety, stress
November 21st, 2014
Modern life can feel defined by low-level anxiety swirling through society.
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Neuroscience of Taste: Chef's Creations Delight the Senses
Food Taste
November 18th, 2014
Whether it's a smell that reminds you of your mother's holiday apple pie, or the taste of an oyster that evokes the sights and sounds of the ocean, chef Bryan Voltaggio's cooking aims to transport people to a much-loved place or evoke a fond memory.
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Passengers Boarding Airplanes: We're Doing It Wrong
Passengers exiting airplane
November 26th, 2014
‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
sudbury basin from space
November 23rd, 2014
Improving surgery with 3D printed hearts, discovering glow worms in Peru and naming the 2014 word of the year — just a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
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Americans Support Legal Rights, But Not PDA, for Gay Couples
Two men hold hands, sitting on a bench
November 20th, 2014
Many Americans support legal rights for gay and lesbian couples but still don't think those couples should be kissing in public, a new study suggests.
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