This plush harp seal does little more than coo, move its head and tail, and bat its long lashes, but it’s a hit with patients.
• October 29, 2012 • 12:29 PM
• October 29, 2012 • 12:29 PM
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November 26 • 4:00 PM
Examiners are reportedly blocked from doing their job as “London Whale” trades blow up.
November 26 • 2:00 PM
Nepotism is alive and well, especially for the well-off.
November 26 • 12:00 PM
Taxidermist Katie Innamorato talks to Noah Davis about learning her craft, seeing it become trendy, and the going-rate for a “Moss Fox.”
November 26 • 10:28 AM
Tiny effects of attitudes on individuals’ actions pile up quickly.
November 26 • 10:00 AM
In How to Speak Money, John Lanchester explains how the monied people talk about their mountains of cash.
November 26 • 8:00 AM
Eating less food—whole food and junk food, meat and plants, organic and conventional, GMO and non-GMO—would do a lot more than just better our personal health.
November 26 • 6:00 AM
Their figures were helped along by embalming, but, somehow, everyone forgot that part.
November 26 • 4:00 AM
Policies aimed at unleashing supply in order to make housing more affordable are relying on outdated models.
November 26 • 3:11 AM
November 25 • 4:00 PM
Bank President William Dudley says supervision is stronger than ever, but Democratic senators are unconvinced: “You need to fix it, Mr. Dudley, or we need to get someone who will.”
November 25 • 3:30 PM
New research finds a link between the ability to process health-related information and regular attendance at movies, plays, and concerts.
November 25 • 12:00 PM
You can thank the rise of the vibrator for that, according to technology historian Rachel Maines.
November 25 • 10:08 AM
The online lexicon spreads through racial and ethnic groups as much as it does through geography and other traditional linguistic measures.
November 25 • 10:00 AM
If you actually care about water and the future of the species, you’ll think twice about flushing.
November 25 • 8:00 AM
The introduction of national thyroid cancer screening in South Korea led to a 15-fold increase in diagnoses and a corresponding explosion of operations—but no difference in mortality rates. This is a prime example of over-diagnosis that’s contributing to bloated health care costs.
November 25 • 6:00 AM
Despise The Avengers? Loathe the snobs who despise The Avengers? You’re not the first.
November 25 • 4:00 AM
New research questions the conventional wisdom that men overestimate women’s level of sexual interest in them.
November 25 • 2:00 AM
Innovation is not a product of population density, but of something else entirely.
November 24 • 4:00 PM
The Federal Reserve Board wants to look at whether the views of examiners are being heard by higher-ups.
November 24 • 2:00 PM
If your methods aren’t sound then neither are your findings.
November 24 • 12:00 PM
If the economy in 2016 is where it was in 2012 or better, Democrats will likely retain the White House. If not, well….
November 24 • 11:36 AM
A new study suggests it’s relative wealth that leads people to oppose taxing the rich and giving to the poor.