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Better Behaved Behavioral Models

We often can't rely on ourselves to act rationally. We know this, but much social science has a bad habit of ignoring it. A more realistic role for rationality is needed to grasp the unhidden but unmodeled relationship between decisions and actions...

June 14, 2013 — Jag Bhalla

Flags and Taxes

Hey, happy Flag Day! A day to celebrate pretty colors and salutes and all sorts of other patriotic stuff.Like, say, taxes -- the very lifeblood of the state that the flag symbolizes.Except, oops...

June 14, 2013 — Scott Huler

10 Sciencey Stats on the Man of Steel

[caption id="attachment_7417" align="aligncenter" width="564" caption="Credit: Warner Bros. Online Press Kit"][/caption] A new iteration of Superman--the Man of Steel--zooms into theaters today looking to reboot the series for the latest generation (with Kryptonian latex, apparently)...

June 14, 2013 — Kyle Hill

Bora's Picks (June 14th, 2013)

A Sunken Egyptian City is Rediscovered, Stunning Researchers and Enthusiasts Alike by Khalil A. Cassimally: Named Thonis by the Egyptians who built it but known as Heracleion to the Greeks of the time, this great city was once a central part of ancient Egypt...

STAFFJune 14, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

The Man of Steel, Myostatin, and Super Strength

As an infant, the Man Of Steel escaped Krypton’s red sun in a rocket lovingly prepared for him by his parents. Kal-L (but more commonly known as Kal-El) arrived under our yellow sun in Smallville to eventually become Clark Kent...

June 14, 2013 — E. Paul Zehr

Zimbabwe Takes Tollbooths Off the Grid

In Zimbabwe, a major road upgrade project will use off grid tollbooths to recoup a portion of the project’s costs. Made possible by the combined use of energy efficient design, solar power, and diesel generators, these tollbooths are believed to be the first ever to supply 100% of their power without an electric grid.The road runs from Botswana to Mozambique and will include a total of eight tollbooths...

June 14, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

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