Preparing for Japan's Next Tsunami
The island nation’s new warning system will broadcast qualitative alerts like takai and kyodai ("high" and "huge") during future Pacific megathrust earthquakes, to better urge people to evacuate before the waves come.
The Mental and Social Consequences of Compulsive Hair-Pulling
Echoing the experiences of many, a man in his late 20s described middle school as “absolute hell” because kids perceived him as “the weird kid with missing eyelashes."
There's a Chemical In Your Brain That Makes You Want More
Dopamine has been described as just a pleasure molecule, but that's a common misconception.
If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks
Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.
New Study Finds That Anti-Vaxxers Are Way Into ‘Purity’ and ‘Liberty’
A look at the moral foundations of an anti-science movement.
People Who Believe in a Sexual 'Soulmate' Have Worse Sex, Study Says
A recent study examined the difference in sexual satisfaction between people who think that good sex comes from communication and growth, and those who think it depends on destiny.
Study Finds People Are Morally Outraged by Those Who Decide Not to Have Kids
We talked to the author of a study about why people are deeply unchill about those who don't want to ever spawn offspring.
Wealthy People Don’t Notice Other Human Beings, Study Says
According to a recent study, people who associate themselves with a higher social class tend to care less about others than people in lower social classes.
I Asked People on Craigslist Why They’re Giving Up and Selling Their FitBit
The intense dedication to tracking your every move just isn’t sustainable.
Meet the Sculpture Searching for Intelligent Life | Spectra-3
Spectra-3 is sculpture-slash-satellite dish yearning to find something else out there like it.
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The Scientists Trying to End Torture
A collection of research has been published to improve interrogation techniques and outline ethical best practices for the US government.