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We’re increasingly bombarded with choices – and it’s stressing us out

Thomas Saltsman, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Log onto Netflix, and you’ll be presented with a menu of nearly 6,000 titles....

It’s high time someone studied marijuana taxes – so we did

Muhammad Salar Khan, George Mason University Consumers don’t seem to mind paying sales taxes on things like food and clothing. Marijuana may be a different...

How nine days underwater helps scientists understand what life on a...

Csilla Ari D`Agostino, University of South Florida As NASA prepares to return to the Moon in the next couple of years and possibly even establish...

‘I’ll have what she’s having’ – how and why we copy...

Kelly L. Haws, Vanderbilt University; Brent McFerran, Simon Fraser University, and Peggy Liu, University of Pittsburgh Imagine you’re dining out at a casual restaurant with...

Stop blaming video games for mass killings

Christopher J. Ferguson, Stetson University In the wake of the El Paso shooting on Aug. 3 that left 22 dead and dozens injured, a...

Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Nadia Chernyak, University of California, Irvine; Peter Blake, Boston University, and Yarrow Dunham, Yale University Have you heard this tale? In ancient times, an escaped...

Trusting gut instincts to decide whether a military action is proportional...

Paul Slovic, University of Oregon and Amichai Cohen, Ono Academic College Why did U.S. President Donald Trump recently call off a retaliatory strike against Iran? The...

How can you tell if another person, animal or thing is...

Tam Hunt, University of California, Santa Barbara How can you know that any animal, other human beings, or anything that seems conscious, isn’t just faking...

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David Brundage, University of California, Santa Cruz On July 27, 1919, Marcus Garvey, the African-American nationalist then nearing the height of his influence, rose to...