Does what’s most usual seem inherently good to you?
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It's a common quirk of human psychology to make the mental leap that the way things are is the way things ought to be. New research into how we explain the world around us sheds light on the phenomenon.
A target shooting instructor and student.
As automobile technology advanced, so did our safety measures. UC Denver and MIT sociologists explain how to do the same with guns.
Is this robot refusing a human order?
How can we humans avoid harmful results of robot obedience?
Upon request, Facebook will remove content for violating local laws. In the last six months of 2014, it restricted access to 3,624 pieces of information in Turkey.
The U.S. State Department and the United Nations are spending big bucks to support the internet as a boon for democracy. But new research shows just providing access isn't enough.
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
China claims ownership of almost all of the South China Sea and refuses to abide by a recent ruling calling that hogwash. Why does China want to control the sea so badly?
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Three times more children have died from being left in hot cars this year than at this time last year. How can a parent forget a child is in a car? An expert offers some answers.
Researchers in Maine pose with terns after measuring, weighing and banding the birds. But what if they weren’t scientists?
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Why do so many people take safety risks or abuse wild animals for the sake of a photo with them? In one researcher's view, scientists may encourage this trend by sharing their own wildlife selfies.
A vigil in memory of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
For 50 years, we have worked to make U.S. police more diverse and less intrusive. Why haven't we made more progress?
Don’t neglect to unplug and be actually alone.
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If a person is alone in the forest when a tree falls, but she doesn't notice it because she is texting, does it still count as solitude?
When girl gamers do well, men will often find ways to discredit the success.
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Many think that men are simply better than women at video games. Researchers recently compared performances of male and female gamers to determine if there's truth to this assumption.
What’s the impact of violence on screen?
Donnie Ray Jones
Witnessing violence harms all children, even if it only on screen. However, for gifted children the impact could be more severe.
The author began hearing the sound at night, between the hours of 10 and 11 p.m.
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Shortly after Glen MacPherson started hearing strange humming noises, he created the World Hum and Database Project so people around the world could document their own experiences with the Hum.
Officers arrive at the Orlando Police Headquarters during the investigation of a shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, a criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
In some states this is medical marijuana.
The phrase 'medical marijuana' might give you the image of people buying plants or dried marijuana to smoke. But that's not always the case.
A 19th-century photograph of a women’s restroom in a Pittsburgh factory.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.