STANFORD, Calif., March 2 (UPI) — According to a new study, California’s historic drought was caused primarily by climate change. —> Read More Here
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 2 (UPI) — A1689-zD1, a small, faint galaxy spotted in the midst of a galaxy cluster known as Abell 1689, offers astronomers the chance to peer back in cosmic time. —> Read More Here
The Hasselhoff crab that hates female company: Hairy-chested creature prefers to live life without women
Researchers at the University of Southampton say the males live apart in Antarctica because of the conflicting demands of feeding and raising young among the sexes. —> Read More Here
Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.
Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha Good night from #space. Buona notte dallo spazio.
Violent collisions between the growing Earth and other objects in the solar system generated significant amounts of iron vapor, according to a new study by LLNL scientist Richard Kraus and colleagues.
How long do YOU have left to live? Treadmill test predicts your chance of dying in the next ten years
The test, created by cardiologists at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, involves running in three-minute segments on a treadmill with an increasing speed and at a growing incline. —> Read More Here
How Earth survived through violent times —> Read More Here
Imagine you are hiding from enemy soldiers in a basement, with several other people — friends, family, neighbours. You can hear the soldiers walking overhead, and any sound will alert them to your presence, leading to everyone’s death. In your arms is your infant child, who is about to cry. Do you hold your hand over his mouth, smothering him but saving everyone you are with, or do you let him cry, knowing that doing so will result in the death of not only the baby, but everyone in the basement?
Dilemmas like this, beloved of philosophers and psychologists who work on moral decision-making, may be far-fetched, but they illustrate important discrepancies between our immediate reactions and logical reasoning that we often find difficult, if not impossible, to resolve. While ethics has a long history in philosophy, recent research in psychology has brought a new perspective to issues of moral behaviour and decision-making.
One of the most intriguing models of moral judgments, the Social Intuitionist Model (SIM) proposed by Jonathan Haidt, has its roots in the philosophy of Hume. Hume observed that moral judgments were not derived from reason, but from moral sentiments. In a similar line, SIM proposes that —> Read More Here
Progress in many areas, according to 5-year report, but not enough to meet most goals —> Read More Here