Human Nature

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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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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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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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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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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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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