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Haikus and Landays in Science
Moral Time: Does Our Internal Clock Influence Moral Judgments?
(www.3Quarksdaily.com. http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2014/10/moral-time-does-our-internal-clock-influence-moral-judgments.html, 2014-10-13)
Does morality depend on the time of the day? The study The Morning Morality Effect: The Influence of Time of Day on Unethical Behavior (1) published in October of 2013 by Maryam Kouchaki and Isaac Smith suggested that ...
Is Internet-Centrism a Religion?
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 ...
A Parched Future: Global Land and Water Grabbing
Land grabbing refers to the large-scale acquisition of comparatively inexpensive agricultural land in foreign countries by foreign governments or corporations. In most cases, the acquired land is located in under-developed ...
The Psychology of Procrastination: How We Create Categories of the Future
Paying bills, filling out forms, completing class assignments, or submitting grant proposals – we all have the tendency to procrastinate. We may engage in trivial activities such as watching TV shows, playing video games, ...
Tapping Into the Creative Potential of Our Elders
Sharing Our Sorrow Via Facebook
Geteiltes Leid ist halbes Leid (“Shared sorrow is half the sorrow”) is a popular German proverb that refers to the importance of sharing bad news and troubling experiences with others. The process of sharing takes on many ...
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 ...
Glutamine Metabolism Regulates the Pluripotency Transcription Factor OCT4
(Elsevier (Cell Press), 2016-07-12)
The molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of pluripotency by cellular metabolism in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are not fully understood. We found that high levels of glutamine metabolism are essential to ...