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September 6, 2005

 

The Sure-thing Principle

Ever feel like everyone on the planet is irrational? That may be only a slight exaggeration. Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that even well-educated people often fail to follow standards of reasoning. One example is the sure-thing principle. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Straight-up Tower of Pisa?

After doing some modeling, scientists tried using a special drill to extract soil from underneath the north side of the tower.

September 27, 2003

 

Processing Moral Dilemmas

After all, as children we internalize the emotional reactions of those around us and store them in emotional brain circuits. Then, later, when we encounter a moral problem, these automatic gut feelings guide our decision- making.

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