Human Nature

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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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
A two-headed salamander tadpole.
December 13th, 2014
The connection between dinosaurs and birds, strange new balloon-like fossils and an orphaned otter pup are just a few of the awesome photos in Science this week.
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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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Lima Climate Agreement — Experts React
Climate negotiations, lima, peru
December 16th, 2014
The United Nations Lima climate talks finally delivered an agreement on Sunday that should see all countries pledge to cut their emissions after 2020, but the deal still leaves uncertainty.
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Art as Flood Control
Slowing erosion and pollution, art and social issues
December 13th, 2014
In Charlotte, N.C., artists are providing the vision to solve some tough community problems.
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Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist
Cortical Columns
December 10th, 2014
The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the aesthetics and sophistication of this most enigmatic organ.
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Sorry, Mufasa: Cartoon Murders Outnumber Deaths in Adults Dramas
Children watching scary movie
December 16th, 2014
Children's cartoons, often seen as innocent films about royalty and furry animals, are "rife with on-screen death and murder," a new study finds.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
trash island
December 14th, 2014
Quantum teleportation successes, the weight of plastics in the ocean and a weight control substance are a few of our cool stories in Science this week.
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Why 'My Brain Made Me Do It' is Not an Excuse (Op-Ed)
brains, emotions, mind, decisions
December 12th, 2014
Desires and choices affect what the brain does.
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