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Frequent Liars Club

New research finds Brits fib a bit more than Americans, but that a small subset of the population tells most of the untruths in both countries.

You Don't Know America

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Does the Declaration of Independence Still Mean Something in 2014?

A remarkable document in human history, without precedent or rival, the Declaration outlines not what the United States should be, but what it should not be, defining America in opposition to Britain.

 

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Margaret Thatcher: Convicted of Black-and-White Thinking

Personality does matter in politics.

 

The Many British Invasions

 

Tilting at Turbines

Many environmentalists oppose a “green” idea for tidal power in the U.K. So do British surfers.

 

Britain’s UFOs (Uncovered Factual Objects) Sighted

The U.K.’s Freedom of Information Act used to pry the lid off a festering document horde from Britain’s own version of Project Blue Book.

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Geography, Race, and LOLs

The online lexicon spreads through racial and ethnic groups as much as it does through geography and other traditional linguistic measures.

Feeling—Not Being—Wealthy Cuts Support for Economic Redistribution

A new study suggests it's relative wealth that leads people to oppose taxing the rich and giving to the poor.

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.

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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