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Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

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Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Just A Little Nicer.<p><b>About Robert Wright's TED Talk</b><p>Author Robert Wright says humans are not simply wired to be compassionate — we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.<p><b>About Robert Wright</b><p>Robert Wright is the best-selling author of <i>Nonzero</i>, <i>The Moral</i> …

Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Just A Little Nicer.<p><b>About Daniel Goleman's TED Talk</b><p>Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.<p><b>About Daniel Goleman</b><p>"If we are focused on ourselves, if we're preoccupied, as we so often …

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.<p>If that sounds alarming, consider this: Nearly 4 in 10 of the assertions made on the hit show appear to be made on the basis of no …

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Why do earphone cords always get tangled? Physics

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the science behind an everyday knotty problem, the man who sequenced his baby’s genome before birth and why the internet is a psychology experiment.<p>The pivot<br>Scott Adams | Dilbert | 16 June 2014<br>Notes on start-up culture in Silicon Valley. “The …

NASA moving ahead with asteroid-capture plan, wants to grab one in 2019

When NASA said last year it was planning to capture an asteroid, park it close to the moon and later send astronauts to explore it, many people had …