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Virtual Superpowers May Encourage Altruism
2013-02-01 13:44:52

A Stanford study has shown that possessing the virtual superpower of flight encouraged empathetic behavior in most individuals

2013-01-31 10:02:07

Having virtual super-powers in a game may incite people to better behavior in the real world.


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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