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Climate Change Future Suggested by Looking Back 4 Million Years

The last time the Earth enjoyed greenhouse gas levels like those of today was roughly 4 million years ago, during an era known as the Pliocene. The extra heat of average temperatures as much as 4 degrees Celsius warmer turned the tropical oceans into a nice warm pool of bathwater, as noted by new research published in Nature on April 4...

April 3, 2013 — David Biello

Benevolent Sexism: An Addendum.

When you're a woman who writes an article online about sexism, it's incredibly easy for people who want to dismiss your argument to write you off as some kind of bitter, angry, screeching man-hater.I've naturally received a lot of comments on this piece, as I absolutely knew going into this that I would...

April 3, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Can You Smell Personality?

First impressions matter. This may not come as much of a surprise, but just how quickly we form impressions, and which cues we use to make such rapid judgements may very much surprise you.Take the face...

April 3, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Who Killed the PrePrint, and Could It Make a Return?

It was 1859 and “On the Origin of Species” was published by Charles Darwin. Within 10 years, a new journal arose with the simple name of “Nature” and with the ambition to be a liberal publication that went against the grain in its scientific views and editorial model...

April 3, 2013 — Jason Hoyt and Peter Binfield

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