The authors of a new book argue the rise of ways to make voting more convenient can undermine the privacy of the ballot. They say secret ballots are a must.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~12 min
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Non-pharmaceutical interventions can reduce the peak number of COVID infections, daily infection rates, cumulative infections, and overall deaths.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Just like people, chimpanzees seek out and value companionship in increasingly positive ways as they grow older, a new study shows.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~4 min
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Lots of interruptions at work can raise the level of stress hormones our bodies produce, researchers report. But not all interupptions are the same.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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When solving problems, we tend to rely on things that have worked in the past, which psycholgists call "fixation." Other ideas may get you out of the rut.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
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Teens with more friends may be less likely to face depression later in their lives, researchers report. The finding is particularly true for women.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~5 min
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Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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