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Philosophy - Life Sciences - 18.12.2014
Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. There are many sorts of prosocial behaviors. Although young children are natural helpers, their perspective on sharing resources tends to be selfish.

Philosophy - Economics - 18.11.2014
Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
Most people would rather harm themselves than others for profit
A UCL-led experiment on 80 pairs of adults found that people were willing to sacrifice on average twice as much money to spare a stranger pain than to spare themselves, despite the decision being secret. The study, conducted by researchers from UCL and Oxford University and funded by the Wellcome Trust, was the first to experimentally compare how much pain people were willing to anonymously inflict on themselves or strangers in exchange for money.

Philosophy - Administration - 04.11.2014
PC workplace boosts creativity in male-female teams
Political correctness - loathed by some as censorship awash in leftist philosophy - actually boosts the creativity of mixed-sex work teams, according to new research. If you think Americans are pushed to speak the language of close-minded social idealists at the expense of free speech, new research led by a Cornell ILR School professor might make you cringe.

Mathematics - Philosophy - 30.06.2014
Logic is Like Abstract Art
Modern logic unleashed new areas of mathematics. Even when language and intuition fail, conclusive theories can be constructed with the help of logic. When little children share chocolates, they already have to deal with numbers. Even complicated mathematical objects can often be grasped intuitively.

Philosophy - 23.06.2014
Understanding sexual ethics in school
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Philosophy - 06.06.2014
UQ workshops research misconduct investigations with Go8
The University of Queensland is sharing its expertise in investigating and preventing research misconduct with other Group of Eight (Go8) universities. Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Anton Middelberg said University investigations had resulted in the retraction of three academic journal articles published by two former members of staff, and was now helping other universities to learn from that process.

Health - Philosophy - 03.06.2014
Prostate cancer testing is on trial
Prostate cancer testing is on trial 3 June 2014 The University of Sydney's School of Public Health is seeking people to participate in a "community jury" to independently asses the process of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing in Australia. The PSA test is often used to test healthy men to see whether they have prostate cancer.