Recent research suggests what we thought we knew about social trust judgements may be all wrong.
Social trust, the expectation that people will behave with good will and avoid harming others, is a concept that has long mystified both researchers and the general public alike. Trust and cooperation is critical to social success, with neuroscientist Kelly Clancy suggesting that life operates by an undercurrent law of Survival of the Friendliest: evolution is about more than just rivalry, we need relationships. So, how trusting are you? Would you let a stranger borrow your phone in an emergency? Would you lend your friend money if they couldn't make rent? Have you ever been kinder to a stranger than you are to your sibling?
In a world driven by technological progress, many impoverished communities are bucking the trend by successfully turning to "low-tech" and unorthodox treatments.
Tucked away in northeast Brazil's seaside city of Fortaleza, an unusual medical advancement has been discovered. As reported by STAT, researchers and physicians based out of the region's burn center, the José Frota Institute, have begun testing the use of fish skin as dressings for patients suffering from second- and third-degree burns.
Jesse Heitz is a writer and historian. He has written on a variety of topics for numerous publications, and has presented original research at domestic and international conferences. He recently published his first book, Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction: History and Preservation. Currently, he's crafting three manuscripts on military, diplomatic, and architectural history. Jesse is captivated by all things history, architecture, politics, and culture. You can follow him @JesseHeitz.