Human Nature

'Rise of the Machines' is Not a Likely Future (Op-Ed)
Robots from Terminator movie
January 28th, 2015
The reports of a robot uprising have been greatly exaggerated.
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Psychopaths' Brains Don't Grasp Punishment, Scans Reveal
Psychopath Man Face
January 28th, 2015
The brains of violent criminals who are psychopathic are different from even those of violent criminals who are not psychopathic, new research finds.
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Ancient Human Fossil Could Be New Primitive Species
Ancient Human Fossil - Penghu 1
January 27th, 2015
An ancient human fossil discovered from the seafloor near Taiwan reveals that a primitive group of humans, potentially an unknown species, once lived in Asia, researchers say.
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Human Nature May Seal the Planet's Warming Fate (Op-Ed)
climate change deniers, politics, science
January 28th, 2015
We can reverse the planet's warming, but not with a "wait and see" approach.
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Why Racism is Bad For Your Health (Op-Ed)
discrimination, biology
January 28th, 2015
There is no shortage of evidence that racism persists. Despite the fact that science has demonstrated that racial groups are defined by society rather than biology, an individual’s experience from the moment they are born is colored by the color of their
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What Facebook Addiction Looks Like in the Brain
Facebook Notifications
January 27th, 2015
People who report a strong compulsion to use Facebook have brain abnormalities similar to those of people addicted to other substances.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
An image of the mummy mask that yielded the new gospel text.
January 24th, 2015
Coffee's cancer-fighting qualities, why the rain smells so good and #DeflateGate science are just a few of the cool stories in Science this week.
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55,000-Year-Old Skull Fragment May Be Linked to 1st Europeans
Ancient Skull Fragment
January 28th, 2015
Discovery of partial skull in Israel may provide insights on humans' migration out of Africa and when they first interbred with Neanderthals.
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In Boston and Aurora, Jurors May Risk Mental Health for Justice
An empty courtroom
January 28th, 2015
Jury selection for the Boston Marathon bombing and Aurora theater shooting trials highlights the long-lasting mental health effects of serving on a high-profile capital case.
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The Cheapest, Cleanest Way to Meet Electricity Demand (Op-Ed)
Electrical Transmission Towers
January 27th, 2015
The energy answer may not be coal or wind, but something as basic as timing.
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