Discipline Or Punish: Third Parties Are More Likely To Punish Wrong…

In a new study out of NYU, conducted in the lab of Professor Elizabeth Phelps, it seems that juries are more likely to punish wrong action than the victim. The victim, in what I would say is a counter-intuitive decision, is likelier to seek out alternative forms of discipline, more in line with the victim's conception… » 10/29/14 10:09am Yesterday 10:09am

Ebola is now in Mali

Last Monday, A two year old girl travelling with her grandmother fell ill with a terrible fever and a nose bleed. On Tuesday. she was taken to a hospital where she was given paracetemol, but didn't improve. On Thursday, the laboratory results came back. She tested positive for Ebola. She's dead now. » 10/25/14 2:41pm Saturday 2:41pm

Everyone Is Lying To You All The Time And Only Butlers Know Why

Those new-fangled contraptions these days — with their beeping and their "online" social interaction — are making us dishonest! Researchers from Cornell University have determined that they have led to a new kind of lie. Learn about the "butler lie," and why it fools everyone. » 10/24/14 11:06am 10/24/14 11:06am

Compact Fusion Reactor? Compact Fusion Reactor.

Excerpt: "Dubbed the compact fusion reactor (CFR), the device is conceptually safer, cleaner and more powerful than much larger, current nuclear systems that rely on fission, the process of splitting atoms to release energy. Crucially, by being "compact," Lockheed believes its scalable concept will also be small and… » 10/16/14 4:12am 10/16/14 4:12am

Congress is battling over "usefulness" of research

Well this is unsettling. Apparently the National Science Foundation (NSF) is under some increased scrutiny right now by Lamar Smith, the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. (Side note, I still can't believe that this committee is chaired by a Christian Scientist. As in a believer in faith… » 10/09/14 6:16pm 10/09/14 6:16pm

Epidemics Are Not Natural


Now that Ebola is ravaging parts of West Africa, a nasty meme is once again rearing its ugly head — the suggestion that epidemics are "nature's way" of dealing with overpopulation. But it's an assertion that's as false as it is dangerous. Here's why. » 9/30/14 12:27pm 9/30/14 12:27pm

Should you panic about Enterovirus D68 ?

If you have pearls you should already be clutching them. There is a brand new virus out there, which automatically means you should be afraid. Pay very close attention to Cable News. We wouldn't want you to miss any adverts.. sorry... I mean information about the outbreak. Why are you reading this article, when you… » 9/24/14 9:36am 9/24/14 9:36am