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Can a Blind Person Be a Racist? [Excerpt]

In this adapted excerpt from a new book, a legal scholar and social critic documents that racist attitudes are not rooted in the ability to actually "see" the color of someone’s skin

January 10, 2014 — Osagie Obasogie

New Therapies Take Early Aim at Autism

By spotting signs of this developmental disorder in young toddlers, parents and therapists may be able to target a child's deficits before they become debilitating

January 10, 2014 — Luciana Gravotta

Distractions Lower Our IQs [Excerpt]

A preoccupation with scarcity diminishes IQ and self-control. Simple measures can help us counteract this cognitive tax

January 9, 2014 — Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir

Big Majority of Facebook Posters Self-Censor

In a study of user behavior, Facebook determined that about 70 percent of people about to post an item engage in some form of self-editing or self-censorship. Larry Greenemeier reports.

December 20, 2013

The Unconscious Rules [Video]

Thought, emotion and perception below the level of conscious awareness holds sway over our waking lives

December 20, 2013 — Gary Stix
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