It’s been a crazy week. It continues to get crazier. Here are some science stories that may shed some light on how we react to that craziness, or in some cases, provide a much needed alternative to the 24-hour news cycle.
Our thoughts are in Boston.
In uncertain times, it’s human nature to “connect dots” that sometimes aren’t there (just check your Twitter feed). A brief look at the psychology of “crazy weeks.”
This collection of scientific research attempts to understand how issues such as mental illness, history, and gun control impact acts of violence. Sadly, it is relevant once again.
Reconciling our instincts with logic is no easy task. As part of their three part series about “Choice,”
Radio Lab examines the struggle between trusting your gut and taking the rational route.
In case your morning elevator ride isn’t sufficiently awkward, a new study shows that where you stand in a crowded elevator may reflect your position in the social hierarchy. Let the shuffling begin.
“It’s just nature sitting there.”
Darwin might have some ideas.