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Dan Ferber

Dan Ferber
Dan Ferber is a correspondent for Science, and the coauthor, with Paul R. Epstein of Harvard Medical School, of Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What We Can Do about It. He's written about science and emerging technologies for Wired, Scientific American, Audubon, and others.

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Vehicle-to-Grid: A New Spin on Car Payments

Buried in the high hopes for electric cars is the very real possibility that they can make money by powering and regulating the grid.

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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One in two United States senators and two in five House members who left office between 1998 and 2004 became lobbyists. November/December 2014

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