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Lending a Helping Paw: Dogs Will Aid Their Crying Human

Julia Meyers-Manor and Emily Sanford The Conversation
People have long believed that their dogs will come to their aid when they're in distress. Dog researchers put that belief to the test, and this is what they found.

Sex, Drugs and Self-Control: How the Teen Brain Navigates Risk

Kerri Smith Nature
Teenagers leaps between buildings In more ways than one, there is a lot going on in a teenager’s head. “In fact, it’s just beautiful,” says B. J. Casey, a neuroscientist at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. “It’s amazing that it unfolds correctly most of the time.”

Do Women Want to Be Oppressed?

John Horgan Scientific American
Evolutionary theorists propose that female desire for domineering males helped create a patriarchal world

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Rap Guide to Consciousness

Baba Brinkman explores what is perhaps the greatest mystery and challenge to our understanding -- our own, human, consciousness. In rap.

Can Great Apes Read Your Mind?

Christopher Krupenye The Conversation
In past research, apes consistently failed on tasks designed to assess their understanding of others’ false beliefs. They did’t seem to know when someone has an idea about the world that conflicts with reality. But in a new study involving 40 bonobos, chimpanzees and orangutans the apes were able to anticipate that an actor would behave in accordance with a false belief.

Why People Keep Seeing Aliens in the Pictures from the Mars Rover

Skinny Friedman Vice
Some people have a tendency to believe more; if you have tons of experience with pictures of the Virgin Mary, there's a greater likelihood that those higher parts of your visual system are going to match up the arbitrary stuff you're seeing to the template of the Virgin Mary you have in your brain.
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