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Making and Keeping Your Goals

An interview with David Allen, best-selling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, on how to make and keep goals. Christie Nicholson reports

January 13, 2010

Daring to Die: The Psychology of Suicide

Wanting to die is not enough to trigger suicide. To end their own lives, humans need the guts and the means to carry out their plans   This article appears in the In-Depth Report Genius, Suicide and Mental Illness: Insights into a Deep Connection...

January 12, 2010 — Karen Springen

Alan Alda's Human Spark

Alan Alda, star of stage, screen and science, talks with podcast host Steve Mirsky about his new PBS science series The Human Spark as well as his strong interest in science and long association with Scientific American...

January 7, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

No Gender Gap in Math

A worldwide study of nearly half a million boys and girls found no significant gender gap in math ability. Christie Nicholson reports

January 6, 2010

Alan Alda Looks for "The Human Spark"

The Human Spark, a three-part PBS series hosted by Alan Alda and debuting January 6th, looks at what makes humans the exceptionally unusual animals we are. Steve Mirsky reports

January 6, 2010

Computers Can't Show You the Monet

A study in the journal Computers & Graphics finds that computer programs for identifying works of art fall far short of even nonexpert human judges, because of our ability to psychologically evaluate scenes...

January 4, 2010
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