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Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Difficulties in dating fossils have plagued anthropology since its inception.

Sexting a sign of a Committed Relationship?

Sexting a sign of a Committed Relationship?

Racy texts, photos, and videos 'most likely to occur within a committed relationship,' says social scientist. 

Why Slow Drivers Should Get Out of the Left Lane

Why Slow Drivers Should Get Out of the Left Lane

Lives are at stake!             

How Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development In Children

How Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development In Children

Music training during childhood, even for a period as brief as two years, can accelerate brain development and sound processing.

Liberal Academics Are ‘Open’ But Are They Truly Tolerant?

Liberal Academics Are ‘Open’ But Are They Truly Tolerant?

Psychologist: 'Data shows that it is very hard for people not to be prejudiced towards people they disagree with, however open they might be.'

Margaret Mead and Agenda-Driven Social Science

Margaret Mead and Agenda-Driven Social Science

Margaret Mead’s 'Coming of Age in Samoa' is a cautionary tale of the consequences of agenda-driven social science.

5 Reasons Young Students Should Not  Be Assigned Homework

5 Reasons Young Students Should Not Be Assigned Homework

Elementary school students should not be assigned homework, a pair of academic researchers say. Here's why. 

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

Why the 'primordial soup' theory is all wrong. 

What Social Media is Doing to Our Children's Morals

What Social Media is Doing to Our Children's Morals

Researchers recently analyzed the impact social media has on young people’s character and moral development.

Reading Books Linked to Longer Lifespans

Reading Books Linked to Longer Lifespans

Reading magazines and newspapers did not produce the same result.

Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

Why ‘Star Wars’ Is Crushing ‘Star Trek’ in Pop Culture

It has something to do with the virtues and values emphasized in each of the franchises. 

Study: Men Are Getting Weaker

Study: Men Are Getting Weaker

Millennial males in college are significantly weaker than their fathers, new research suggests. 

U.S. Mayor Gives Panhandlers Jobs

U.S. Mayor Gives Panhandlers Jobs

Is our society overlooking one of the primary benefits of work? 

Why you shouldn't want to always be happy

Why you shouldn't want to always be happy

Part of the problem is that happiness isn’t just one thing.

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Smartphone Nation: Data suggests Americans addicted to smartphones

Our obsession with smartphones is a good example of what has been referred to as the “paradox of technology.” It both frees and enslaves.

What is the Goal of Modern Science?

What is the Goal of Modern Science?

The ultimate purpose of scientific inquiry remains rather obscure today. Here's why.

How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

How statistics are twisted to obscure public understanding

In recent years the competition among universities has become so intense that several have admitted to dishonestly manipulating the stats.

Unruly students could be ruining your child's future

Unruly students could be ruining your child's future

New research shows how disruptive students damage the long-term prospects of their peers. 

Harvard study: Women struggle with reconciliation after conflict more than men

Harvard study: Women struggle with reconciliation after conflict more than men

Ivy League researchers found that women are chillier to one another after competition than men.

Nikola Tesla: 5 Things Most People Don't Know About Him

Nikola Tesla: 5 Things Most People Don't Know About Him

Tesla passed away in 1943, but his legend continues to grow. 

Can You Pass 5th Grade Science?

Can You Pass 5th Grade Science?

Let's see how well you remember 5th grade science. 

Silence is Very Important for Our Brains

Silence is Very Important for Our Brains

Scientific research shows how different types of noise and silence affect the brain. 

Good Grammar in Text Messages Might Make You Look Like a Jerk

Good Grammar in Text Messages Might Make You Look Like a Jerk

Research shows that people have grown accustomed to informal, sloppy text messaging. Will this erode our writing skills?

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

Unlawful gun owners commit 80 percent of gun crimes

The findings were published in the Washington Post. (And pretty much nowhere else.)

What David Bowie's Childhood Can Teach Us About Madness
Karl Popper Quotes to Make you Think

Karl Popper Quotes to Make you Think

Today would have been his 114th birtdhay. 

Harvard Scientist Explains what Porn does to your Brain
Why Conservatives Can’t Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa)

Why Conservatives Can’t Understand Liberals (and Vice Versa)

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt says many people today live in a ‘moral matrix’. 

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