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What Major League Baseball Is Doing To Keep Bats Inside the Diamond

Experts say a seven-game World Series will see three-and-a-half broken bats.

 

Peak Wood Forges an Industrial Revolution

When it was no longer easy or cheap to burn trees for development, a new economy had to be forged from fossil fuel.

 

Peak Wood and the Bronze Age

The Mycenaean world was built on a solid base of bronze, but that edifice was found to have wooden feet.

 

Wood and Civilization

Wood, as fuel and building material, is the unsung hero of the technological developments that brought humanity from a bone-and-stone culture to the Industrial Revolution.

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Trust Is Waning, and Inequality May Be to Blame

Trust in others and confidence in institutions is declining, while economic inequality creeps up, a new study shows.

Dopamine Might Be Behind Impulsive Behavior

A monkey study suggests the brain chemical makes what's new and different more attractive.

School Counselors Do More Than You’d Think

Adding just one counselor to a school has an enormous impact on discipline and test scores, according to a new study.

How a Second Language Trains Your Brain for Math

Second languages strengthen the brain's executive control circuits, with benefits beyond words.

Would You Rather Go Blind or Lose Your Mind?

Americans consistently fear blindness, but how they compare it to other ailments varies across racial lines.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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