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What 1960s Psychology Got Wrong About The Human Capacity For Evil

Remember Milgram's classic experiment on obedience to authority? Anyone who's taken Psych 101 will recall the infamous 1963 study, in which participants were asked to administer increasingly painful electrical shocks to an innocent person.<p>The experiment, conducted by Yale psychologist Stanley …

Newly Found ‘Lost City’ Protected by Honduran President

Archaeological site to be safeguarded against looting and deforestation.<p>The president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, took steps this week to secure and protect the newly found archaeological site of a “lost city” in the eastern part of his country, after concerns were raised in an exclusive …

Archaeology

Himalayan Yeti ‘Mystery’ Looks Even Less Mysterious, Scientists Argue

Mystery solved? Not Yeti, but close.<p>A year ago, geneticists reported that RNA extracted from hair samples attributed to the Himalayan Yeti monster, a.k.a. "the Abominable Snowman," were actually most similar to the 40,000-year-old genetic signature of a now-extinct breed of polar bear. They …

Anthropology

So smoking skunk causes psychosis, but milder cannabis doesn't?

Research that looks at different potencies of cannabis could advance our understanding of the relationship between the drug and psychosis<p>The Mail on Sunday has shouted that ‘cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk’ and that skunk is to blame for ‘1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders’. Is this what …

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