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7 Ways to Let Go of Guilt

Guilt makes us feel lower than a worm’s belly but it is also a sign of empathy and a signal that we care about not hurting others

September 13, 2018 — Savvy Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen

Robot Bartender Will Take Your Order

Digital assistants have to respond quickly, but correctly—so researchers are studying how real humans navigate that trade-off, to design better machines. Christopher Intagliata reports.

August 23, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Freeloading Ants Help the Workflow

Fire ants tunnels got excavated efficiently by only a small percentage of the group doing most of the work, thus avoiding pileups in tight spaces.

August 21, 2018 — Daniel Ackerman

Know Before You Vote

Know Before You Vote