Latest Morality Stories

2009-03-03 08:47:48

Children’s moral behavior and attitudes in the real world largely carry over to the virtual world of computers, the Internet, video games and cell phones.

2009-02-27 23:59:15

University of Toronto researchers say they've found a link between moral disgust and disgust related to unpleasant tastes. While morality is considered a pinnacle of human evolution, disgust is a primitive emotion that played a key role in evolutionary survival, researchers said. Our research shows the involvement of disgust in morality, suggesting that moral judgment may depend as much on simple emotional processes as on complex thought, lead author Hanah Chapman, a graduate student in...

2009-01-12 22:00:00

Human Rights Organization Urges Royal Thai Government to Crack Down on Use of Torture, Ensure Accountability for Abuse WASHINGTON, Jan.

2008-10-15 10:40:00

Displays of altruism or selflessness towards others can be sexually attractive in a mate.

2008-09-26 03:00:15

By Corbin, Ian Marcus Yale senior Aliza Shvarts has gone too far-or maybe she hasn't.

2008-07-28 12:00:49

Xinhua world news summary at 0800 GMT, July 25 WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department has allowed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to torture jailed terror suspects, according to the three torture memos made public Thursday.

2007-10-04 06:00:12

By Johnson, Thomas H An undergraduate anthropology student came to me with an assigned reading in a philosophy course at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. The student was confused.

2006-07-28 05:07:40

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Committee on Friday told Washington it should immediately shut all "secret detention" facilities and give the International Committee of the Red Cross access to anybody held in armed conflict. In findings on U.S.

2006-07-19 12:31:18

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Using electric shock, beatings and suffocation, Chicago police tortured criminal suspects into giving confessions during the 1970s and 1980s, the authors of a report said on Wednesday.

2006-06-27 18:04:05

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Women and girls trafficked for forced sexual or domestic work suffer post-traumatic stress on a par with torture victims, researchers said on Wednesday.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.