- The University of Utah is opening a food pantry to their students who have food insecurities.
- Should governments pay ransoms from terrorists? Peter Singer says no.
- Sharing a painful experience with strangers promoted greater group cooperation.
- Can the “my brain made me do it” eliminate free will? Philosopher Walter Sinnott-Armstrong says no.
- Social psychologist Emily Balcetis explains how “keeping your eye on the prize” can scientifically boost your motivation to exercise:
- An update about my colleague, Cheryl Abbate. She has decided to leave Marquette University and finish her Ph. D. at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The department’s interests line up with Cheryl’s. I wish her the best of luck.
- A very telling list of things black men in America can’t do.
- A physicist has a groundbreaking idea about how life existed.
- Want to know the top ten physics breakthroughs of 2014? Go here. Number one is the comet landing on Nov. 12.
- Indulging in your impulses now could help delay your sexual impulses later.
- Last week, I mentioned that the UK has banned many sex acts in porn. Here’s a good article giving an argument on why this law is a bad one.
- Here is the debate about the UK porn laws.