Researchers have delved into the effects of experiential purchases, potential negative impacts on abundance, the psychology of lending to friends, and how the wealthy think differently about well-being. —> Read More Here
Social media has opened up a new digital world for psychology research. Researchers are developing new methods of language analysis, and how social media can be leveraged to study personality, mental and physical health, and cross-cultural differences. —> Read More Here
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As the world mourns the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the role he most memorably represented and the marvelous mythology he helped to create will remain timeless. As an environmental planner interested in better ways of governing natural resources, Star Trek‘s fabled future and specially Spock’s role provides me surprising inspiration.
The creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, suggested that in the distant future humanity will be able to have adequate governance structures that transcend financial and political constraints. A Star Trek future for Earth would be essentially devoid of scarcity, and our most prized medium of exchange, money, would be entirely absent from planetary life.[i] The only fictional civilization to use money in Star Trek are the primitive Ferengis who are universally despised for their lack of material ethics. Whether or not such a universe will remain a figment of fiction remains to be seen in the very distant future. However, what we clearly need to do in this moment in our temporal continuum is to seek paths of channelizing our quest for material gain more constructively and find better ways of sharing our collective treasures.
In this regard, the model of —> Read More Here
The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.
Located at the center of a quasar, the object is more than two billion times more massive than our sun. The black hole is not only remarkable for its … —> Read More Here
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite – a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space. —> Read More Here
Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.