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Civil War Innovations

Secession and Science; Warships; Underwater Warfare; Cannons; Communications and Military Intelligence; Medicine and Health

September 1, 2012

The Hidden Mind

We have long wondered how the conscious mind comes to be. Greater understanding of brain function ought to provide an eventual solution.

September 1, 2012
How Technology Shaped the Civil War

How Technology Shaped the Civil War

Secession not only spurred rapid improvements in warships and weapons, but also led to advances in communications and medicine

September 1, 2012 — James Marten
Studying Instead of Sleeping Bites Students

Studying Instead of Sleeping Bites Students

Students who studied a lot at the expense of sleep had significantly more negative incidents, such as not understanding a lecture, as those who kept a more balanced study schedule. Christie Nicholson reports

August 29, 2012
Why You Choose the Brands You Do

Why You Choose the Brands You Do

A recent study finds that we might often choose brands and products for reasons that have nothing to do with the actual brand or product. Christie Nicholson reports

August 26, 2012
The Flynn Effect: Modernity Made Us Smarter

The Flynn Effect: Modernity Made Us Smarter

James Flynn studies intelligence at the University of Otago in New Zealand. And he features prominently in an article called “Can We Keep Getting Smarter?” in the September issue of Scientific American magazine. Back on July 10, Flynn visited the SA offices, where he chatted with a group of editors

August 20, 2012 — Steve Mirsky
Attitudes toward Sex Are Changing

Attitudes toward Sex Are Changing

A new survey of college students finds that attitudes toward gender and promiscuity are changing. Christie Nicholson reports

August 19, 2012
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