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• October 08, 2012 • 11:10 PM
• October 08, 2012 • 11:10 PM
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August 29 • 6:00 AM
When college women leave home, does attachment behavior make them more vulnerable to campus rape?
August 29 • 4:00 AM
New research finds people who forgive an unfaithful romantic partner are considered weaker and less competent than those who ended the relationship.
August 28 • 4:00 PM
They’re often designed for you, the paying visitor, and not the animals who have to inhabit them.
August 28 • 2:00 PM
“Don’t feed the trolls” is sound advice, but occasionally ignoring it can lead to rewards.
August 28 • 12:00 PM
The ALS Association has raised nearly $100 million over the past month, 50 times what it raised in the same period last year. How will that money be spent, and how can non-profit executives make a windfall last?
August 28 • 11:56 AM
California, where ambitious agriculture sucks up 80 percent of the state’s developed water, is no stranger to water wrangles. Now one of the worst droughts in state history is pushing legislators to reckon with its unwieldy water laws, especially one major oversight: California has been the only Western state without groundwater regulation—but now that looks set to change.
August 28 • 11:38 AM
While young migrant workers struggle under poor working conditions, U.S. policy has done little to help.
August 28 • 10:00 AM
“Sometimes people just get pains.”
August 28 • 8:00 AM
Andy Warhol, algorithms, and a bunch of popular names printed on soda cans.
August 28 • 6:00 AM
That art you’ve been seeing at bus stations and billboards—it’s serving a purpose beyond just promoting local museums.
August 28 • 4:00 AM
An examination of papers by the discredited Diederik Stapel finds linguistic differences between his legitimate and fraudulent studies.
August 28 • 2:00 AM
Migration, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality (not to mention class), can be a poverty-buster.
August 27 • 4:00 PM
A journalist says he was singed by a flash-bang fired by St. Louis County police trying to disperse a crowd, raising questions about how to use these military-style devices safely and appropriately.
August 27 • 2:00 PM
An experiment on users of the dating site OKCupid found that members judge both looks and personality by looks alone.
August 27 • 12:00 PM
A new study links oxytocin, the hormone most commonly associated with social bonding, and the one that your body produces during an orgasm, with muscle regeneration.
August 27 • 11:05 AM
When it comes to educational access, young Syrian refugees are becoming a “lost generation.”
August 27 • 9:47 AM
But people are anxious about losing their phones, even if they don’t do much to protect them.
August 27 • 8:00 AM
For all the crystal balls and beaded doorways, some psychics provide a useful, non-paranormal service. The best ones—they give good advice.
August 27 • 6:00 AM
Our involuntary gestures take on different “accents” depending on our cultural background.
August 27 • 4:00 AM
Respected expert economists like Paul Krugman and Edward Glaeser are confusing readers with their poor grasp of demography.
August 26 • 4:00 PM
Another danger of militarizing the police: Marching in lock step doesn’t just intimidate opponents. It impacts the mindset of the marchers.
August 26 • 3:03 PM
A few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement.
August 26 • 2:00 PM
Almost one-fourth of all children in the United States are now living in poverty, an increase of three million kids since 2005.
August 26 • 12:00 PM
Noah Davis talks to David Sally, one of the authors of The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong, about how uncertainty affects and enhances the games we watch.
August 26 • 10:00 AM
Recent research on honor culture, associated with the American South and characterized by the need to retaliate against any perceived improper conduct, goes way beyond conventional situations involving disputes and aggression.