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Do we actually grow from adversity?

Eranda Jayawickreme, Wake Forest University and Frank J. Infurna, Arizona State University In our culture, there’s this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good...

Why we love big, blood-curdling screams

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Of all the sounds humans produce, nothing captures our attention quite like a good scream. They’re a regular feature of horror...

Why a computer will never be truly conscious

Subhash Kak, Oklahoma State University Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain...

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...

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What’s an index fund?

Jordan Schoenfeld, Georgetown University The creation of the index fund in 1975 revolutionized investing, lowering costs for millions of ordinary investors. Their inventor John Bogle died...