Suicide Contagion: How the Media Can Help Fight It (Op-Ed)
A woman sits, looking depressed
September 16th, 2014
How media reports cover suicide actually leads to more suicides.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
Magnetic data image of a newly discovered monument around Stonehenge.
September 14th, 2014
From strange aquatic dinosaurs to more to the story of Stonehenge, here are the most interesting stories we found in Science this week.
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From Slot Machines to Self-Tracking Devices: An Anthropologist Story
Natasha Schüll human-machine interaction

September 12th, 2014
Anthropologist Natasha Schüll seeks to understand our connections and responses to machines and technology.
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Sexism and Science Go Hand-in-Hand (Op-Ed)
A woman being sexually harassed.
September 16th, 2014
With sexual harassment surprisingly common in science professions, will the fields ever lose their stigma as a club of "old, white males"?
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Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Where Did All the Development Money Go? (Op-Ed)
health systems, funding
September 12th, 2014
With each week that passes, the Ebola crisis in West Africa deepens. And amid the horror, the fear and a public health response described by Medicine Sans Frontières as “lethally inadequate,” public health systems face total collapse.
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Uncanny Valley Not So Uncanny for Lonely People
black and white portrait of sad young girl
September 10th, 2014
Weird doll-like faces appear more realistic to people when they're lonely than when they're socially connected, a new study finds. Casting a wide net for social links may be adaptive for isolated people.
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Are You a Supertaster?
Counting tastebuds, taste, supertaster
September 16th, 2014
Abhor asparagus and can't stand coffee? You may be a super taster.
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Religion Doesn't Make People More Moral, Study Finds
Smartphone study used links embedded in text messages.
September 11th, 2014
Religion and politics have little effect on morality, a new study suggests.
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