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Op-Ed: People with higher sense of justice use cognition, not emotions

A study by the University of Chicago has shown that those who have a stronger sense of justice use reason, rather than emotion, as primary intellectual drivers. A strange result in a crime-obsessed society, but interesting in its findings.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Scientists create cosmic microwave background in 10 milliseconds

Sydney - Every now and then, in between unforgivable outbreaks of patronizing no-think infallibility, physics does something interesting. A new experiment has produced an almost dead ringer for the cosmic microwave background for the first time ever.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Study: People make more rational decisions in a foreign language

Chicago - Researchers have come up with another potential benefit to learning a secondary language. In a new study, University of Chicago researchers suggest people make 'more rational' decisions if they think a problem through in their non-native language.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Penguins use smell to identify relatives and to avoid inbreeding

Chicago - A study in captive Humboldt penguins revealed that these birds use smell to identify their partner and offspring; it also allows them to evade mating with relatives thus avoiding incest and the problems caused by inbreeding.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 1 comment

University of Chicago's 'robotic' library opens

Chicago - The University of Chicago on May 16, 2011 opened the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, where a giant robotic librarian organizes, retrieves and re-shelves automatically, and patrons find books though computer searches, much like accessing online references.

Scientist's death from bubonic plague confirmed

Chicago - In 2009 a Chicago university scientist died from what some thought might be from being infected with Bubonic Plague. He was studying a federally approved strain of the bacteria at the time and now the results are in.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 4 comments
 

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