Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
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Scientists observe how the halves of the brain keep us informed about everything everywhere.
Though conventional wisdom suggests that birth order influences personality, newer research says this isn’t true. What is true is how powerful an effort to remain close to our brothers and sisters as we grow up can be.
There are a few possible solutions to the problem of interstellar travel, but they largely remain within the realm of science fiction.
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A new study examines the under-researched area of water theft around the world.
We used to think the Big Bang meant the universe began from a singularity. Nearly 100 years later, we're not so sure.
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Preventable deaths for all five leading mortality causes are "consistently higher" in rural communities.
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Flat Earth theory has enjoyed staying power since at least the 19th century despite being patently untrue. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the late Carl Sagan, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and other big thinkers will show you how to disprove this bad idea, all without having to take a journey into space.
A new study out of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville traces a disturbing correlation.
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How does one make a marriage last? Researchers interviewed and surveyed over 700 people with a combined 40,000 years of marriage experience.
Rabble-rousing politicians may be uniquely benefitting from the Information Age.
The shooting of two charismatic animals stirred international outrage. But a more important event to the developing world concern with animal welfare was publication of Carl Safina's Beyond Words, What Animals Think and Feel.