Category Archives: Science

Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Feb. 8, 2015)

Crime Disadvantaged youths who were given summer jobs committed fewer violent crimes than their unemployed peers, even after their jobs ended. Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment. Environment Here is a chart of US Congress denying climate change:  Epistemology … Continue reading

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Triggering to Fall in Love

Is it possible to fall in love with someone by going through a sequence of activities by asking questions and then stare at each other in the eyes for four minutes?  Sounds implausible right?  In an article titled, “To Fall … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 20, 2015)

Death What to do with our dead bodies?  Charlie Huenemann offers a nice proposal. Feminism I mentioned before about a charged incident that happened to my colleague, Cheryl Abbate.  She has posted a blog about the aftermath. Race Judith Butler … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Dec. 15, 2014)

Economics The University of Utah is opening a food pantry to their students who have food insecurities. Ethics Should governments pay ransoms from terrorists?  Peter Singer says no. Sharing a painful experience with strangers promoted greater group cooperation. Free Will … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Nov. 23, 2014)

Abortion Some questions to ask pro-lifers. Economics Switzerland may give every citizen $2,600 a month. Ethics Molly Crocket, a neuroscientist at the University of Oxford, discusses the neuroscience of moral decision making.  It’s a fascinating talk.  You can listen to … Continue reading

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The Physics of Mosh Pits

In 2013, a group of researchers published a paper called Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts. The paper’s abstract reads: Human collective behavior can vary from calm to panicked depending on social context. Using videos publicly available online, we study the … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Nov. 17, 2014)

Books The book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is about a young man, Chris McCandless, who left his comfortable life outside of Washington D.C., gave his money away and burned the rest, and headed to the Alaskan wilderness.  Why did … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Nov. 3, 2014)

Death An advocate for right-to-die, Brittany Maynard, has ended her life from an incurable brain tumor. Drugs What happens when you decriminalize drugs?  You’d think drug use would go up, but it actually goes down.  Here’s a case study in … Continue reading

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Let’ s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 27, 2014)

Epistemology Paying a lot of money for extraordinary experiences is worse than having ordinary experiences with loved ones. Feminism: People give a less favorable opinion to someone who identifies as a feminist, but there is no hiring discrimination.  Moreover, undergraduates … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 19, 2014)

News Items from this Past Week Continue reading

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