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NASA Says A Lake Superior Lurks On Saturn's Moon Enceladus

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:49am

Scientists say there's a large body of liquid water under the moon's south pole. Perhaps most exciting, they say, is that where there's water — particularly liquid water — there just might be life.

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Does Money Make You Mean?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:28am

Social psychologist Paul Piff describes how wealth changes behavior and how almost anyone's behavior can change when they're made to feel rich.

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Could Your Language Affect Your Ability To Save Money?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:28am

Behavioral economist Keith Chen says languages that don't have a future tense strongly correlate with higher savings.

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Are We Wired To Be Bad With Money?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:28am

Psychologist Laurie Santos studies human irrationality by observing how primates make decisions — including some not-so-savvy money choices their human relatives often make.

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Shooting Unfairly Links Violence With Mental Illness — Again

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:14pm

The vast majority of people, including soldiers, with PTSD, depression or other mental illness are not violent. Psychiatrists doubt the latest shooting at Fort Hood could have been predicted.

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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02pm

Basic human impulses often conflict with saving for retirement. For one thing, people hate losing something — even more than we love winning. Behavioral economists call this "loss aversion."

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Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:14pm

Climate change will likely hurt food production, raise food prices and increase hunger. But those calamities may not be inevitable, according to a group of international agriculture researchers.

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Smithsonian's Air And Space Museum To Get $30 Million Spiffier

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:31pm

Curators say they'll use the big grant from Boeing to better highlight how exploratory flight — from the Spirit of St. Louis to the Starship Enterprise — has transformed the world.

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'Oh, Hello,' Says Andrew, As He Suddenly Grabs You By The Leg Or Neck

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:55am

There it is: a wild animal, lurking. Here's Andrew, darting so fast, using his bare hands — and bingo! Suddenly, he's holding the animal. He doesn't use weapons — just his lightning-quick reflexes.

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Good Day Sunshine: Could Morning Light Help Keep Us Lean?

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:20am

People who are exposed to light earlier in the day are slimmer, a study finds. That doesn't mean morning sunshine helps people lose weight. But it matches other evidence on light and health.

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Why Anthropologists Join an Ebola Outbreak Team

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:58pm

All the medical care in the world won't help if you don't know how to convince the locals to take proper precautions.

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Should We Close Part Of The Ocean To Keep Fish On The Plate?

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:28pm

Tuna, swordfish and other migratory fishes are being overfished by vessels on the high seas. A new proposal says we should close these international waters for a few years to let the fishes rebound.

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Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:24pm

In nine months the human brain grows from a single cell to more than 80 billion. Mapping how genes are activated gives scientists clues to the origins of mental disorders like autism.

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A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:14pm

The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian Mammoth the state's fossil.

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Ethicists Tell NASA How To Weigh Hazards Of Space Travel

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:23am

Risks to astronauts on extended missions include vision impairment, weakened bones and radiation exposure. There are also psychological risks from facing danger while being stuck inside a small craft.

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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:55am

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those with classified intelligence.

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Changing The Face Of Astronomy Research

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:55am

An apprenticeship program in New York City helps lower-income and minority students break into advanced sciences. For one, the love of the stars was motivation to tackle the tough field of astronomy.

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The List Of Animals Who Can Truly, Really Dance Is Very Short. Who's On It?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:36pm

YouTube is chock full of cats, gophers, dogs and chimps who are supposed to be dancing. But they're not. Biologists say the list of "true" dancers is extremely small. We're on it. But guess who else?

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Fraud Found In Study Claiming Fast, Easy Stem Cells

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:20pm

The lead author of a recent "breakthrough study" fabricated the data and is guilty of scientific misconduct, according to a Japanese research panel. The scientist says she will appeal the judgment.

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Becoming More Popular Doesn't Protect Teens From Bullying

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:50am

You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.

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