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.
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.
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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.
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.
How Earth survived through violent times
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
Progress in many areas, according to 5-year report, but not enough to meet most goals
Blue doesn’t appear in Greek texts, the Koran, ancient Chinese stories, and an ancient Hebrew version of the Bible, according to a German philologist named Lazarus Geiger.
The International Space Station may be seriously graying at the temples, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t contribute meaningfully to science. Trace explains why the venerable space lab still matters.