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The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

The Speculation Spectrum

Iran letter blowback startles GOP

John McCain: 'It was kind of a very rapid process. Everybody was looking forward to getting out of town because of the snowstorm.'<p>Some Republican senators admitted Wednesday they were caught off guard by the backlash to a letter warning Iranian leaders against a nuclear agreement with President …

An open letter to 47 Republican senators from Iran’s hard-liners: We have so much in common.

March 11, 2015<p>Dear senators:<p>Thank you for your letter of March 9 explaining your system of government. We were unfamiliar with the complexity of your …

Foreign Policy

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The Real (and Troubling) Reason Behind Lower Oil Prices

I am obsessed with how the top tier of finance has undermined, rather than fueled, the real economy. In part, that’s because of I’m writing a book …

Oil

One Punch-Man Anime Visual Revealed

The official website for the TV anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s <i>One Punch-Man</i> manga has launched and has revealed a new key visual.<p>The TV …

Manga

Some of Japan's 'nuclear refugees' can finally go home — but they don't want to

When an earthquake shook Japan on March 11, 2011, followed quickly by a huge tsunami, a young mother named Kazumi packed an overnight bag and some toys for her kids.<p>This was before the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, and Kazumi was just getting her family away from the storm. It …

Nuclear Energy

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“Worst nightmares that we are becoming”: Why America’s treatment of homeless people is a disgrace

Why the killing of a homeless man in LA—and a terrible Instagram post from a Vogue editor—are hardly aberrations<p>If the stories that went viral last summer about "anti-homeless" sidewalk spikes did not convince you that Western society has a serious problem when it comes to the dehumanization of …

What a Handshake Smells Like

A new paper argues that the gesture may have evolved to allow people to judge one another's scent signals.<p>In 2010, to prepare its dealers for the launch of a new sales promotion, the U.K. arm of Chevrolet commissioned Geoffrey Beattie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manchester, to …