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greed
2015-05-18 00:00:00

Gordon Gekko, the character portrayed by Michael Douglas in the movie Wall Street, once said that greed was “good” and “right,” but is that true? And what exactly is greed?

roots of human altruism
2014-08-29 03:00:23

Apes hardly ever act selflessly without being solicited by others; humans often do. What has caused this curious divergence, which is arguably the secret to our species’ unparalleled success?

2014-06-27 11:47:44

Whatever the solutions to preserving our world's natural resources might be, it seems clear that answers won't come overnight.

New Study Sheds Light On Animal Social Behavior
2014-03-06 15:04:31

A theoretical study led by the University of Exeter has shed new light on the conditions that lead to the evolution of spite or altruism in structured populations.

2013-12-11 11:53:46

You're shopping for holiday gifts when you spot someone pocketing a nice pair of leather gloves. What do you do?

2013-11-27 23:02:22

DiscoverGiving Competes With Nine Programs at Stanford University on December 6, 2013 Seattle, Wash.

Importance Of Climate Protection Misguided
2013-10-24 09:21:50

Collective risks are hard for people to grasp. A good example of this is climate change. Despite annual climate summits, no specific measures have arisen because people place greater value on immediate material rewards than on investing in future quality of life.

2013-10-01 23:21:22

New philanthropy education program helps students make a difference. Seattle, Wash.

2013-07-08 14:50:52

Egg donation is now one of the major reasons why couples travel abroad for fertility treatment.

2013-05-29 09:31:00

Given the chance, women are more likely than men to opt out of a request to give a charitable donation.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.