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Cooperation after a tragedy: When our hearts know better than our minds.

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers -- so many caring people in this world." - Fred Rogers The exact details of what happened today on Boylston Street are still being sorted out, but multiple reports are confirming that two bombs were detonated close to the finish line of today's Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and wounding dozens of others.As a social psychologist, there are so many reasons to expect that this should end up revealing an absolute low point for humanity...

April 15, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

#DispatchesDNLee: Departing for Tanzania today

Mambo! I'm departing today for Tanzania. I'm actually looking forward to returning to the field. (I love field work and the chance to get dirty, travel and experience the world from different perspectives.) I'm telling you, being a field ecologist is the best!I managed to get most of everything I said I needed and wanted to get (the 5 things I must have when I return to Tanzania)...

April 15, 2013 — DNLee

Soil Inspired Cuisine

I'm fascinated by the biology of soil and the history of "dirtiness"--where dirt and bacteria are allowed to be and where we must clean them away. Mary Douglas defines dirt in her classic book Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo as "matter out of place": [Dirt] is a relative idea...

April 15, 2013 — Christina Agapakis

In Defense of Working Memory Training

One minute we're being told that brain training makes you smarter, and the next minute we're told it's all bogus. Confused? I don't blame you. The research literature on brain training is confusing and even sometimes contradictory...

April 15, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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