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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 11, 2016)

Culture There is a prediction there is a relationship between taking selfies and social exhibitionism, being extroverted, and self-esteem.  A late study shows that those who take selfies have high social exhibitionism, are extroverted, but there is no relationship between taking … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Oct. 26, 2015)

Cognitive Science Evidence shows that gender is fluid, but our brains automatically see them as discrete things.  Apply this to other fields as well. Culture The story of the Ermahgerd girl. Death The Ethics of Suicide Digital Archive. Economics My … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (June 14, 2015)

Climate Change A website dedicated to getting 100% renewable, clean energy.  It was built by engineers. Ethics Paul Bloom argues that imagining the lives of others (what he considers as empathy) is harder than “if we rely instead on more … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 11, 2015)

Health A study about standing desks shows that it increases productivity by as much as 12% as well as combat childhood obesity. Justice Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson makes a case for inequalities we can live with: Current justifications for extreme inequality … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 4, 2015)

Abortion There’s a link between sexist attitudes and antichoice attitudes in abortion. Children A great article explaining what it means to be childfree.  She also talks about the assumptions most people (especially women) have to deal with in a pro-child … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Apr. 5, 2015)

Animals Cats relax to music, especially classical. Drugs There’s an association between long marijuana usage in teens and a smaller hippocampus.  In short, the more you smoke marijuana as a teen, the more likely your long-term memory will be affected. … 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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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 (Jan. 12, 2014)

Abortion Vermont introduces a bill affirming a right to an abortion. Animals Dogs can sense magnetic variations of the earth. Economics The Pope recently made comments critiquing capitalism.  The Atlantic has a response by saying the Pope is ignorant about world economics.  Toward the … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Dec. 8, 2013)

Children Exercising during pregnancy could give the future baby a head start. Culture Amazon.com is teaming up with USPS to deliver mail on Sundays, at least in LA and NY.  Next year, they’ll delve into more cities. UK to ban … Continue reading

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