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Some Multitasking Is More Taxing

Some Multitasking Is More Taxing

Recent research finds that different forms of multitasking can impact our performance much more than others. Christie Nicholson reports

July 28, 2012

Why Is Everyone on the Internet So Angry?

A perfect storm engenders online rudeness, including virtual anonymity and thus a lack of accountability, physical distance and the medium of writing

July 25, 2012 — Natalie Wolchover and Life's Little Mysteries

Does Thinking Really Hard Burn More Calories?

Unlike physical exercise, mental workouts probably do not demand significantly more energy than usual. Believing we have drained our brains, however, may be enough to induce weariness

July 18, 2012 — Ferris Jabr
Eye Movements Do Not Reveal Lying

Eye Movements Do Not Reveal Lying

Multiple tests of eye-movement direction and honesty found no correlation between lying and eye direction. Steve Mirsky reports

July 12, 2012
Do We Care About Future Generations?

Do We Care About Future Generations?

New research finds that we tend to care more about the success of future generations when we are faced with our own mortality. Christie Nicholson reports

July 2, 2012
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