Alaina Schneider

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Do the Poor Have More Meaningful Lives?

Jonathan Safran Foer, in the first chapter of “Eating Animals,” recounts a conversation he once had with his grandmother, in which she described the combination of fear and hunger that haunted her in Eastern Europe as the Second World War drew to a close. When she became so hungry that she couldn’t …

Swarthy, blue-eyed caveman revealed using DNA from ancient tooth

Genome sequence of 7,000-year-old human remains overturns popular image of light-skinned European hunter-gatherers<p>• Comment: Why are blue eyes so fascinating?<p>DNA taken from the wisdom tooth of a European hunter-gatherer has given scientists an unprecedented glimpse of modern humans before the rise …

Are we born good or evil?

Do humans have an innate sense of morality? If so, where does it exist in the brain and how did it get there? BBC’s Horizon shows how scientists looking into the minds of babies and criminals are rewriting our ideas of right and wrong.<p>Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, David Berkowitz – these men were …

Ted Bundy

I love (and hate) dating Russian men

The macho guys from my home country leave me torn between my feminist beliefs and my sexual desires<p>I was standing on a dirt path in a Russian country village, holding my boyfriend Anton’s torn, bloodstained T-shirt. All that could be heard in the darkness was my friends and I shouting his name, and …

Friends Without Benefits

This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and new dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Blendr have increasingly become key players in social interactions, both online …

Calcium absorption not the only reason Europeans evolved milk tolerance

1/22/2014 03:00:00 PM<p>Ancient DNA from early Iberian farmers shows that the wideheld evolutionary hypothesis of calcium absorption was not the only …