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People can separate corrupt politicians from clean ones by simply looking at their portraits, says new study

People can separate corrupt politicians from clean ones by simply looking at their portraits

An old joke says if you want to know if a politician is lying, see if their lips are moving. New research shows that people...
Why do Supreme Court justices have lifetime appointments

Why do Supreme Court justices have lifetime appointments?

Appointing someone to the Supreme Court is one of the most important actions a U.S. president can make. That’s because, under the Constitution, Supreme Court...

Rising housing costs are re-segregating the San Francisco Bay Area

New reports from the Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley and the California Housing Partnership confirm that rising housing costs between 2000 and 2015...

Our gender stereotypes begin at age 10

Last year in Shanghai, the grandmother of an 11-year-old girl pondered her granddaughter's future. "Girls should be economically independent," the woman said. But, she added, marrying...

The science of superstition and why people believe in the unbelievable

The number 13, black cats, breaking mirrors, or walking under ladders, may all be things you actively avoid – if you’re anything like the...

The troubling side effects of smartphones

If you are reading this on your smartphone, we have some bad news for you. That thing in your hand, designed to bring humanity closer...

Lesson from Brazil: Museums are not forever

We now know what history going up in flames looks like. On Sept. 2, the National Museum of Brazil lit up Rio de Janeiro’s night...

Murder, myths, the media, what we know about psychopathy

In the Netflix series Mindhunter, audiences are invited to travel back to the late 1970s and enter a corner of our society that is much darker...

Could 2016 Presidential election shorten your life?

Concerns about health and rising death rates may have helped tilt the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald J. Trump, according to an...

Google News serves conservatives and liberals similar results, but favors mainstream media

Google News does not deliver different news to users based on their position on the political spectrum, despite accusations from conservative commentators and even...