Category: Outside the Box

Bee Brains

Authors: Alice Bain SciGuru reports on new work showing similarities between how bees communicate and come to consensus to choose a new nesting site after

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The Language of Tantrums

Authors: Alice Bain Scientists have now studied and deconstructed the toddler temper tantrum, giving us a much better idea of what’s actually going on behind

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Honest Babies

Authors: Alice Bain Live Science reports on research showing that babies are inherently turned off by people who are dishonest or unreliable. Humans are, from

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Knowing

Authors: Alice Bain The Boston Globe has run a wonderful story about a set of identical twins, born as Jonas and Wyatt, who nevertheless have

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Crafty Buggers, part III

Authors: Alice Bain Bedbugs. Icky, icky, bedbugs. While they are undoubtedly becoming more resistant to pesticides, just like the corn borers that Monsanto has tried

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Crafty Buggers, part II

Authors: Alice Bain Recent work has shown that the hairs on spiders’ and insects’ legs act in the same way as the cilia in the

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Crafty Buggers

Authors: Alice Bain Via Grist, a report on the burgeoning failure of Monsanto’s GMO pesticide-resistant and pesticide-producing crops. Basically, in an evolutionary race against insects

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Frankl on Attitude

Authors: Alice Bain Viktor Frankl, a holocaust survivor and respected psychiatrist, discusses the value of holding ourselves and others to a high standard of ethics

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Flight from Death

Authors: Alice Bain “To have emerged from nothing, to have a name, consciousness of self, deep inner feelings, an excruciating inner yearning for life and

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What Is The Purpose Of Life?

Authors: Alice Bain This question has been debated by people throughout the ages, but here’s a novel answer: The purpose of life is to hydrogenate

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