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Refutation of Creationist Memes

The term “meme” was coined by Richard Dawkins to refer to a unit of thought, behavior, or style that spreads through a culture, as if it were a …

Evidence-Based Medicine

10 Effective Ways To Make You A Faster Learner

It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: <i>An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in …

Economics

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

Europe

Epilepsy drug shows promise for reducing stroke-induced brain damage

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability in the US, affecting more than 795,000 Americans every year. But according to a new study, a drug …

Social Intelligence and the Biology of Leadership

In 1998, one of us, Daniel Goleman, published in these pages his first article on emotional intelligence and leadership. The response to “What Makes a Leader?” was enthusiastic. People throughout and beyond the business community started talking about the vital role that empathy and self-knowledge …

'Justice for Dillon Taylor' sought for white Utah man fatally shot by black officer

Support on social media and the Salt Lake City area is swelling for an 20-year-old white man who was shot and killed by police last month.<p>Family and …

White Police Chief Loses It and Tells the Blunt TRUTH About Black Crime

Police Chief Edward Flynn has had enough.<p>Recently, the chief of Milwaukee’s law enforcement agency came under attack by black activists who accused …

Answering Your Questions About Ebola Treatments And Vaccines

This week, <i>All Things Considered</i> asked listeners to send in their questions about Ebola treatment, drugs and vaccines. Here's a lightly edited summary of the conversation about the results, with questions posed by host Melissa Block and answers from NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris.<p><b>Andrea</b> …