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Learn about nitrogen glaciers and ice volcanoes visible on the surface of Pluto, and the processes that may be behind the extraordinary geological diversity of this dwarf planet, in this video from NOVA: Pluto and Beyond.
Use this video, from NOVA The Violence Paradox, to examine arguments for the self-domestication hypothesis—which may support explanations for a surprising trend in interpersonal violence in human societies.
Adults are prompted to give a hostile response to an act they perceive as hostile in this study. Researchers investigate what adult brains experience after acting upon the feeling of revenge in this resource from NOVA The Violence Paradox.
Children younger than a year old watch a puppet show and express their preferences regarding matters of justice and fairness. Researchers ask if a sense of right and wrong is innate in humans in this resource from NOVA The Violence Paradox.
Discover how contemporary researchers used computers to analyze a massive historical data set—127 million words collected from 239 years of criminal trials in London—to confirm a shift in public attitudes towards violence, in this video from NOVA The Violence Paradox.
We know aggressive thoughts don’t always lead to violent actions. But could new brain research lead to tools that would increase our self-control around such thoughts? Find out in this resource from NOVA The Violence Paradox.
To explore the origins of aggressive behavior in the brain, researchers activate neurons in the hypothalamus of a genetically modified mouse that trigger aggressive behavior in this resource from NOVA The Violence Paradox.