1919 Sept Popular Science sm
• November 12, 2012 • 1:49 PM
• November 12, 2012 • 1:49 PM
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August 20 • 8:40 AM
Though psychopaths and antisocial people may seem similar, what occurs in their brains isn’t.
August 20 • 8:00 AM
You’ll spend nearly a quarter of a million dollars to raise a kid in the United States, or about five times the annual median income.
August 20 • 6:00 AM
While it remains semi-hidden on CNBC and can’t claim the car chases of Cops, American Greed—now with eight seasons in the books—has proven itself a worthy endeavor.
August 20 • 4:00 AM
Researchers find watching certain types of reality TV can make viewers more aggressive.
August 20 • 2:00 AM
Demand, not supply, plays the dominant role in explaining the housing affordability crisis. The wages are just too damn low.
August 19 • 4:00 PM
There’s a telling detail in a recent story about efforts to close loopholes in corporate tax laws.
August 19 • 12:00 PM
Do ideas and emotions really spread like a virus?
August 19 • 10:00 AM
The disturbing rhetoric around the recent rise in child refugees into the United States from Central America may be shaping popular opinion on upcoming immigration reform.
August 19 • 8:00 AM
Local police departments should reflect the communities they serve, but fixing that alone won’t curb unnecessary violence.
August 19 • 7:15 AM
People are more inclined to take mutually beneficial risks if they know what others know.
August 19 • 4:00 AM
New research finds sports-themed video games actually encourage some kids to get onto the field.
August 19 • 1:00 AM
When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help find out why.
August 18 • 3:30 PM
Researchers find living in a friendly, cohesive neighborhood lowers seniors’ chances of having a heart attack.
August 18 • 12:00 PM
Addiction treatment routinely fails people with mental illnesses, while mental health care often ignores addiction. And everywhere, stigma is rife. Can a tragic death prompt a more intelligent approach?
August 18 • 10:00 AM
Correctional departments use data-driven analyses because they’re easier and cheaper than individual assessments. But at what cost?
August 18 • 8:00 AM
Living high in the mountains for thousands of years, Tibetans have developed distinct biological traits that could benefit all of us, but translating medical science across cultures is always a tricky business.
August 18 • 6:00 AM
Excellent Sheep: a facile approach to an urgent critique.
August 18 • 4:00 AM
One black city council member is not nearly enough. In a study of city councils, only one place in America had a greater representational disparity than Ferguson, Missouri.
August 16 • 4:00 AM
A day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from the best reporting by journalists and witnesses on the ground.
August 15 • 4:00 PM
The “liberation wrapper,” which was designed to shield mouths from public view while eating, has helped a Japanese chain increase sales by over 200 percent.