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• October 08, 2012 • 10:31 PM
• October 08, 2012 • 10:31 PM
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October 31 • 10:15 AM
Engineers find tell-tale signs in speech patterns of the depressed.
October 31 • 8:00 AM
You probably do—even if you won’t admit it. In politics, looks aren’t everything, but they’re definitely something.
October 31 • 7:00 AM
A research proposal that is totally upfront about the uncertainty of the scientific process and its potential benefits might never pass governmental muster.
October 31 • 6:12 AM
Scientists have tried to figure out the appeal of axe murderers and creepy dolls, but it mostly remains a spooky mystery.
October 31 • 4:00 AM
Researchers find citizens react differently to policy proposals when they’re framed as impacting “people,” as opposed to “you.”
October 30 • 4:00 PM
As a teacher, my students confided in me about many harrowing aspects of their lives. I never crossed the line and shared my biggest problem with them—but now I wish I had.
October 30 • 2:00 PM
An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a non-profit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed.
October 30 • 12:00 PM
The scariest thing about Halloween might be just how seriously we take it. For this week’s holiday, Americans of all ages will spend more than $5 billion on disposable costumes and bite-size candy.
October 30 • 10:00 AM
Lower taxes and debt, increased revenue for the city, and a much better use of space in already dense environments: Selling air rights and encouraging upward growth seem like no-brainers, but NIMBY resistance and philosophical barriers remain.
October 30 • 9:00 AM
Exploring the psychological roots of racial disparity in U.S. prisons.
October 30 • 8:00 AM
Noah Davis talks to Wait But Why writer Tim Urban about the newsletter concept, the research process, and escaping “money-flushing toilet” status.
October 30 • 5:08 AM
And it’s probably something we should work on.
October 30 • 4:00 AM
New research finds political ideology can be easily determined by examining how one’s brain reacts to disgusting images.
October 29 • 4:00 PM
A conversation with Bristol County, Massachusetts, District Attorney Sam Sutter, who dropped steep charges against two climate change protesters.
October 29 • 2:23 PM
Will a lack of affordable housing hinder the growth of creative start-ups?
October 29 • 2:00 PM
A refinance of Niagara County, New York’s tobacco bonds was good news—but for investors, not taxpayers.
October 29 • 12:00 PM
During the nine-day Phuket Vegetarian Festival, a group of chosen ones known as the mah song torture themselves in order to redirect bad luck and misfortune away from their communities and ensure a year of prosperity.
October 29 • 10:00 AM
Reducing penalties for low-level felonies could be the next step in rolling back draconian sentencing laws and addressing the criminal justice system’s long legacy of racism.
October 29 • 9:00 AM
Neuroscientists find less—but potentially stronger—white matter in the brains of patients with CFS.
October 29 • 8:00 AM
No matter which American bathroom is crowned in this year’s America’s Best Restroom contest, it will still have a host of terrible flaws.
October 29 • 6:00 AM
In politics, are we always just looking out for No. 1?
October 29 • 4:00 AM
New research finds a strong link between tea party membership and anti-black feelings.