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Does religion make kids less generous?

Religious parents are more likely to describe their children as empathetic and concerned about justice than are non-religious parents. But, new evidence reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 5 suggests ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Improving risk-cost-benefit analysis

The effects of new technologies and discoveries—from nuclear power to medical treatments —often must be inferred long before they are experienced, forcing policymakers to rely on risk, cost and benefit analyses when deciding ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Singing's secret power: The Ice-breaker Effect

We have long known the power of a good sing-along. Now, research from the University of Oxford has shown that singing is a great ice-breaker and can get groups of people to bond together more quickly than other activities ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Social Sciences
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