Human Nature

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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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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The Happiest Countries in The World
a woman smiling outdoors.
March 20th, 2015
Paraguay is the happiest country in the world, according to a 2014 Gallup poll of people in 143 countries.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
an ancient jade artifact discovered underwater in Veracruz, Mexico
March 15th, 2015
From technology and how it makes our lives better to forecasting earthquakes in Cali, here are our top ten best articles in Science this week.
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Germanwings Crash: Mental Illness Alone Does Not Explain Co-Pilot's Behavior, Experts Say
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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Does The United States Need a Science Laureate? (Op-Ed)
Neil deGrasse Tyson, science laureate
March 21st, 2015
Akin to the poet laureate position, the honorary one-year laureate appointment would give a respected scientist an official national platform to enhance the public understanding of science and attract students to STEM fields.
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The 10 Happiest Countries Are All in Latin America
happy family jumping together
March 20th, 2015
For the first time in a decade, the top 10 happiest countries in the world are all in Latin America, according to the 2014 Gallup Positive Experience Index.
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