No, Stephen J. Dubner doesn't actually endorse bank robbery. What he does endorse is amusing deconstructions of cultural acts or items -- robbing banks, for instance -- and analyzing data to stumble upon intriguing...
When we think about ISIS it's important to try to understand what they are and why they're as effective as they are.
Thupten Jinpa explains how recent advances in neuroscience have allowed for a better understanding of the science of compassion.
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Birds can differentiate empty peanut shells from full ones - without even cracking them open.
Mavens are defined as experts in their field, and identifying them can help businesses innovate and grow. So, researchers have developed a test to figure out whether someone is a maven.
by David Berreby
Today is the autumn equinox. Fall begins tonight, so: Goodbye, summer 2009. The photo: Brooklyn, September, 2009. By Michel Setboun, used with his kind permission.