Human Nature

Is Online Anonymity Even Possible? (Op-Ed)
Two women whispering statue, gossip, secrets
October 25th, 2014
There are two major issues with these anonymous apps: the false sense of anonymity security they provide, and their potential as platforms for bullying.
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Athletes, Sports and Violence Against Women (Op-Ed)
athletes, violence, women
October 25th, 2014
While the association between violence against women and elite athletes is not uncommon, it is not sports per se that are the problem.
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Why Your Coffee Tastes, and Smells, So Good (Op-Ed)
Woman having coffee, senses, smell, taste
October 23rd, 2014
Most of what we taste we actually smell.
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Mind Maze: How Your Memory Deceives You
An artist's images shows the outline of a human brain within elements of fractals.
October 25th, 2014
Sci-fi loves to mess with memory, but memory misleads in real life, too.
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US-Funded Research a Waste? Scientists Refute ‘Wastebook’ Criticism
Science Laboratory
October 24th, 2014
An annual report by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn takes liberties with the truth when criticizing federally funded research, scientists say. The senator misrepresents and oversimplifies these studies in his annual 'Wastebook.'
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Myth Busted: Ancient Humans May Not Have Been Redheads
Redhead neanderthal
October 22nd, 2014
Ancient humans found with red hair weren't necessarily redheads in life, but may have acquired their carrot top after death, a new study finds.
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FBI Targets Animal Cruelty as a Serious Crime
golden retriever puppy on grey background
October 17th, 2014
Crimes against animals are serious, and now the U.S. government is recognizing them as such.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week
Jumping spider
October 25th, 2014
Lions, whales and spiders, oh my! This week we found some awesome photos for you to check out.
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'I Hope to Die at 75': Famed Doc Ezekiel Emanuel Explains
Ezekiel Emanuel
October 23rd, 2014
Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist who wrote a controversial article on aging in The Atlantic last month, explains why he doesn't want to fight death after age 75.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
an image of a leech on the skin
October 19th, 2014
Explaining bizarre lake sounds, discovering new particles and exploring an ancient sundial — just a few of the coolest stories in Science this week.
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