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The “Invisible Web” Undermines Health Information Privacy
The study Privacy Implications of Health Information Seeking on the Web, conducted by Tim Libert at the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania), shows that we have a for more nonchalant attitude ...
Feel Our Pain: Empathy and Moral Behavior
“It’s empathy that makes us help other people. It’s empathy that makes us moral.” The economist Paul Zak casually makes this comment in his widely watched TED talk about the hormone oxytocin, which he dubs the “moral ...
Typical Dreams: A Comparison of Dreams Across Cultures
Have you ever wondered how the content of your dreams differs from that of your friends? How about the dreams of people raised in different countries and cultures? It is not always easy to compare dreams of distinct ...
The Dire State of Science in the Muslim World
Universities and the scientific infrastructures in Muslim-majority countries need to undergo radical reforms if they want to avoid falling by the wayside in a world characterized by major scientific and technological ...
The Long Shadow of Nazi Indoctrination: Persistence of Anti-Semitism in Germany
Anti-Semitism and the holocaust are among the central themes in the modern German secondary school curriculum. During history lessons in middle school, we learned about anti-Semitism and the persecution of Jews in Europe ...
Does Thinking About God Increase Our Willingness to Make Risky Decisions?
Daniella Kupor and her colleagues at Stanford University have recently published the paper Anticipating Divine Protection? Reminders of God Can Increase Nonmoral Risk Taking (1), which takes a new look at the link between ...
How Viruses Feign Death to Survive and Thrive
Murder Your Darling Hypotheses But Do Not Bury Them
How do scientists decide when it is time to murder their darling hypotheses? The simple answer is that scientists ought to give up scientific hypotheses once the experimental data is unable to support them, no matter how ...