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Bonobos help strangers without being asked

A passer-by drops something and you spring to pick it up. Or maybe you hold the door for someone behind you. Such acts of kindness to strangers were long thought to be unique to humans, but recent research on bonobos suggests ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Get ready for targeted ads on digital TV

Online ads trying to sell us things we previously searched for are already the norm. But the advent of digital TV means our buying habits could soon influence the ads we see between our favorite television shows too.

dateNov 03, 2017 in Other
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How the sibling shaped modern views

In Stefani Engelstein's new book, "Sibling Action: The Genealogical Structure of Modernity," the author argues that a genealogical way of thinking about global relations emerged in the nineteenth century. This way of thinking ...

dateOct 30, 2017 in Social Sciences
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How climate change limits educational access

The effects of climate change can creep into nearly every aspect of life in heavy-hit areas. They may even limit children's access to education, says Nicholas School of the Environment graduate Heather Randell.

dateOct 24, 2017 in Environment
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