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2012-03-15 23:25:42

It’s normal to not always act on your sense of compassion—for example, by walking past a beggar on the street without giving them any money.

2012-03-14 11:27:05

Just 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation can seriously damage the memories of those involved for many details of the incident, according to a new study of police officers.

2012-03-13 10:51:41

With the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament set to begin, college basketball fans around the United States are in the throes of March Madness.

2012-03-09 00:42:29

Feeling angry and annoyed with others is a daily part of life, but most people don’t act on these impulses.

2012-03-07 21:41:38

Stuck solving a problem?

2012-03-05 11:24:17

Our senses aren’t just delivering a strict view of what’s going on in the world; they’re affected by what’s going on in our heads.

2012-03-01 11:03:55

If you want a preschooler to get the point, point.

Babies Know What’s Fair
2012-02-18 06:09:56

“That’s not fair!” It’s a common playground complaint. But how early do children acquire this sense of fairness? Before they’re 2, says a new study.

2012-02-15 10:31:21

We like to think of ourselves as rational creatures, absorbing information, weighing it carefully, and making thoughtful decisions.

2012-02-14 14:11:10

Scientific research has shed new light on dissociative symptoms and dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.