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If the Supreme Court is biased, which way does it lean?

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare, Hamlet According to a poll from the Pew Research Center that has come out just in time for this week's historic decisions on marriage equality, we should all be concerned...

March 27, 2013 — Melanie Tannenbaum

Two Sources of Moral Behavior: Who You Are and How You Feel

AW –You describe a tension that a lot of scientists (myself included) wonder about, but few have addressed head on. The implications here are huge: in encouraging moral behavior, should we encourage people to think about the moral acts in which they've already engaged, or nudge them away from this type of humble-bragging?...

March 27, 2013 — Jamil Zaki

Fat Tuesday: Was I addicted to food?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obesity-waist_circumference.PNG#file Ed. Note: Every Fat Tuesday we discuss the neuroscience of hunger, satiety, and weight control.

March 26, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Saving Lives with a Solar Suitcase

While performing an emergency cesarean section, a team of doctors suddenly found themselves cloaked in darkness. The hospital had lost its electricity supply.

March 26, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

A Clinical Trial and Suicide Leave Many Questions: Part 6: The Run-Around, or Why I Now Call for an Independent Investigation of University of Minnesota

Drink me!   This series uses the story of Dan Markingson’s participation in a clinical trial of anti-psychotic drugs at the University of Minnesota, his suicide 2004 while participating on the study, and subsequent events as a case study in which to explore various aspects of clinical trial conduct...

March 26, 2013 — Judy Stone

Guest Post: Coping with Addiction in STEM Education

I've asked a scientist who has struggled with mental health issues and substance abuse through STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduate school to write about it, to highlight the pressures faced and the way problems are noticed, exacerbated and often, perhaps unintentionally, masked over the course of education...

March 26, 2013 — Cassie Rodenberg

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