Joe Henrich teaching the ultimatum game to the Machiguenga
• February 22, 2013 • 11:36 AM
• February 22, 2013 • 11:36 AM
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July 30 • 6:00 AM
Researchers find a universal positivity bias in the way we talk, tweet, and write.
July 30 • 4:00 AM
New research finds gay men in America are rapidly catching up with straight married men in terms of wages.
July 30 • 2:00 AM
The King’s return to Cleveland is a symbol for the dramatic shift in domestic as well as international migration.
July 29 • 4:00 PM
A look at Pew Research Center survey data collected in February and July of this year.
July 29 • 2:00 PM
Frustration and inaction color efforts to enforce the Clean Water Act.
July 29 • 12:40 PM
You may have never heard of clothianidin, but it’s probably in your local river.
July 29 • 12:00 PM
One woman’s personal story raises deep questions about the stark limits of current controls in a nascent industry at the very edge of the frontier of humans and technology.
July 29 • 10:29 AM
War is more personal, less glorious, and more hellish in modern textbooks than in the past. But there’s still room for improvement.
July 29 • 10:00 AM
If you are an American trying to learn German in a large German town or city, you will mostly hear English in return, even when you give sprechen your best shot.
July 29 • 8:00 AM
With a study of the impact of Philadelphia’s SugarHouse Casino, a heated debate gets fresh ammunition.
July 29 • 6:00 AM
After three sessions in an isolation tank, the answer’s still not quite clear.
July 29 • 4:00 AM
Kids who identify with the hero of J.K. Rowling’s popular fantasy novels hold more open-minded attitudes toward immigrants and gays.
July 29 • 2:00 AM
Around the country, suburbs are fighting with the urban core over jobs and employees.
July 28 • 4:00 PM
What would it look like if you combined Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, demographically speaking? What about the United States and Guatemala?
July 28 • 2:00 PM
A 1996 law known as HIPAA has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital, to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home, and to threaten VA whistleblowers.
July 28 • 12:00 PM
In Love Child, documentary filmmaker Valerie Veatch explores how virtual worlds encourage us to erase the boundary between digital and real, no matter the consequences.
July 28 • 11:11 AM
This year NASA will experiment with 3-D printing small objects in space. That could mark the beginning of a gravity-free manufacturing revolution.
July 28 • 10:00 AM
You may have seen pictures of the massive crater in Siberia. It unfortunately—or fortunately—does not lead to the netherworld.
July 28 • 8:00 AM
It takes a while for people to notice that things are going well, particularly when they’ve been bad for so long.
July 28 • 7:45 AM
Researchers rank the popularity of all of the different methods we have for telling people about our lives, from Facebook to face-to-face.
July 28 • 6:00 AM
Does it really matter if the reason for why you give money to newlyweds is based on a skewed version of a story your parents once told you?
July 28 • 4:00 AM
New research finds a link between concern for the environment and belief in the concept of universal interconnectedness.
July 25 • 4:00 PM
Next time you find yourself in an airplane, consider keeping your phone turned off and the window open.
July 25 • 2:00 PM
Social inequality unapologetically laid bare.