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It's been over a year since I first went to Hunts Point, Bronx, since I first spoke to the people who would grow to consume most of my daily thought-stream.
AW, The question you ask—when do acts of charity produce "slacking" later on?—connects nicely with a classic debate about altruism. Dan Batson is a strong partisan for one side of this debate, but describes both sides well in a classic paper. On the one hand, people might truly care about the welfare of others: a [...]..
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - BRAIN, Earth's limits, supervolcanoes, human origins, painting with fish, and more.
Check out the new video of the week - our monthly Best Of The Blogs video.- Cynthia Graber - Beyond Boston: A reporter leaves home soon after the bombings and finds some solace in science - Ramez Naam - The Limits of the Earth–Part 1: Problems - Cadell Last - Supervolcanoes in the Ancient World - Eric Michael Johnson - The Mosaic of Human Origins - Becky Crew - New Skin-Feeding Amphibian Found in French Guiana - Melissa C...
Spring (Photo Credit: Anthony Barnhart) The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is home to Philip Haas’ monumental sculpture installation, “The Four Seasons” until April 28, 2013.
Video of the Week #88, April 17th, 2013: From: Fish With Human Teeth and More! Best of the Blogs 3 by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: Scientific American YouTube channel Each month we feature some of the most intriguing stories from Scientific American's massive blog network...
A few months ago, I logged on to Lumosity.com to play my daily dose of brain games. The company had given me a free, temporary account so that I could try out their system as part of my research for an article I was writing on brain training...
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- Caren Cooper - Media Is Unreal: Bring Media Literacy into Science Literacy - Patrick Mustain - What space people can teach us about healthy living - Caleb A.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jackie_Martinez_in_B%26W_sleeping_with_a_book.jpg A new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that lack of sufficient sleep for several sequential nights leads to weight gain...
Will the masses at NFL events do "the wave" only in the watchful sights of a police sharpshooter's high-powered rifle? Is tailgating before the game all but nostalgic history?
Last year, a colleague struggling to find the right word to express her thoughts in a group discussion asked, “What is the opposite of media?” I paused before giving my answer, waiting to hear other thoughts...
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