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National health insurance, supported by kids who share

Is your kindergartner good at sharing? If so, he or she might grow up to be an adult who believes in public benefits for society.

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Sorry, population control is not an environmental cure-all

A new study indicates that even major reductions in fertility would not make a big dent in population by the year 2100.

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Having siblings makes you like kids

It’s hard to hate kids when you grow up surrounded by them, according to a forthcoming research paper.

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Study finds white people associate superhuman words with black people

When explicitly asked, white people indicated that a black person was more capable of possessing superhuman qualities.

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Supersizing your beer can be dangerous

In 2012, New York City’s Board of Health banned the sale of jumbo sodas. Maybe the board should have focused on beer instead.

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The too-cheap pizza buffet

All-you-can-eat buffets are a great deal, except when they’re too cheap.

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I’m a man! I know man stuff!

A study being published in a top economics journal shows that men and women have more or less confidence in the kinds of information they hold based on gender.

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You smell like you agree!

Surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Had sex, forgot about church

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

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Your favorite comfort food probably doesn’t work

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Ideas

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Decades after that first small step, space thinkers are finally getting serious about our nearest neighbor.