Human Nature

6 of the Best Science-Themed April Fools' Day Jokes
Joking scientist
April 1st, 2015
Many poor souls have been victims of April Fools' Day jokes, and science — with it's reputation for achieving stunning and sometimes fantastic feats — makes for some of the best fodder.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Plasma ball sphere of glowing lightning energy.
March 29th, 2015
Archaic poop, spooky action, potent pot and a shock wave shield are a few of the cool science stories we found this week!
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Germanwings Crash: Mental Illness Alone Does Not Explain Co-Pilot's Behavior
Germanwings airplane
March 27th, 2015
Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had i
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US States Ranked: How Commonly People Use Drugs to Relax
A collection of pills
April 1st, 2015
People in these U.S. states report using drugs to improve their mood or help them relax.
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Must Cockpits Remain Deadlocked Between Safety and Security? (Op-Ed)
Airplane cockpit, safety
March 28th, 2015
It has become apparent that these two aspects – safety and security – are not always achievable at the same time. In the event of an incident like this, they even work against each other.
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Are Smart Pills & Brain Zapping Risky? Bioethicists Weigh In
human mind illustration
March 26th, 2015
Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain is becoming increasingly widespread. Now, bioethicists weigh in, saying that while such cognitive enhancement is neither bad nor good, it deserves more research.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
A vampire crab of the species Geosesarma hagen, which has an orange body.
March 21st, 2015
Prize-winning images in medicine, St. Patrick's Day auroras and the tornado forecast for 2015 — just a taste of our favorite photos in Science.
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Individuals Commit Murder-Suicide, Not 'The Mentally Ill' (Op-Ed)
Germanwings flight 4U9525 memorial
March 31st, 2015
While it is entirely right to understand the psychological make-up of the young man who appears to have been responsible it’s not as simple as blaming "mental illness," much less "depression."
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
Yawunik kootenayi
March 28th, 2015
Our melting Earth, crazy gecko moves and creatures from the deep, here are our favorite images from Science this week.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
lidar image of oldest known roman military camp
March 22nd, 2015
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