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2012-01-03 12:27:13

Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated.

2011-12-02 18:29:38

Individuals and courts deal more harshly with people who actively commit harm than with people who willfully allow the same harm to occur.

2011-12-01 22:17:10

Imagine a runaway boxcar heading toward five people who can’t escape its path.

2011-11-09 16:11:25

In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers.

2011-10-11 05:52:50

A recent study shows implications for nurturing human egalitarianism and cooperating, based on the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy.

2011-10-03 15:00:15

A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits.

2011-06-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crime Victims Fund, the organization that provides direct assistance and services for victims of crime, announced today it is partnering with internationally acclaimed artist Mark Jesinoski to offer limited edition prints and original paintings from his popular Aquaticus Series.

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2011-06-04 15:55:00

Moral responses change as people age says a new study from the University of Chicago.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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