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Eunice aphroditois is rainbow, terrifying

Eunice aphroditois. Credit: Jenny Huang*; Wikimedia If Hell's a glittery rainbow party of terror, you'll find this guy having post-drinks in the pub at 10am.This is Eunice aphroditois , otherwise known as a bobbit worm.

October 22, 2012 — Becky Crew

Anger, Crack and Duty: The Haze of Street Emotion

This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty and prostitution in Hunts Point, Bronx.

October 22, 2012 — Cassie Rodenberg

What Jane Austen can teach us about how the brain pays attention

Did Jane Austen create the perfect tool for studying attention? Image credit: Evert Duykinck, public domain, Wikimedia Commons. I don’t remember if I had any problems paying attention to Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park when I first read it.

October 22, 2012 — Maria Konnikova

Booted Dung Beetles Reveal Clever Cooling [Video]

Credit: Jochen Smolka, Lund University Anyone who's been to the beach on a hot day knows the feeling of scorching sand underfoot. But do beetles that cross the sunny savanna or dwell in the desert feel it, too?

STAFF October 22, 2012 — Daisy Yuhas

Ethicist Peter Singer Critiques Roe v. Wade, Obamacare, Romney

Last week the man whom The New Yorker called "the most influential living philosopher" came to my school, Stevens Institute, to talk about "Ethics and the Election." Peter Singer, who was raised in Australia and now teaches at Princeton and the University of Melbourne, espouses utilitarianism, an ethics that seeks to minimize suffering and maximize wellbeing.

October 22, 2012 — John Horgan

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