Uncommon Knowledge

Music makes you powerful!

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Big pro-life families are shifting the abortion debate

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

If God is with you, take a risk!

And other surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Why you should beware of names like ‘A1 Plumbing’

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

People with a sweet tooth don’t want to wait

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Pain makes you feel rejected

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Do you lie more in the morning?

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Be like Washington, kid

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Daughters shape the man

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Uncommon Knowledge

Short refs call more fouls

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Ideas

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/IdeasRobots%20HR.jpg Can a robot be too nice?

Smart machines need the right “personality” to work well—and experts are finding the best choice may not always be what we think we want.