Hard To Identify Many Mass Murders As Mentally Ill Beforehand

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Top schools like Harvard, seen here in 2000, often offer scholarships and other financial incentives, but they are finding it hard to increase the socioeconomic diversity on campus. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Elite Colleges Struggle To Recruit Smart, Low-Income Kids

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George Zimmerman (left) and his attorney appear in court for a bond hearing in June. Zimmerman's case sparked a nationwide debate about so-called "stand your ground" laws. Joe Burbank/AP hide caption

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'Stand Your Ground' Linked To Increase In Homicides

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Posting a picture like this on the fridge might seem like good motivation for weight loss. But scientists say it might instead inspire weight gain. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Can Skinny Models Undermine Your Dieting Goals?

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Why Charities Need To Consider Donors' Politics

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Why Some Kids Have An Inflated Sense Of Their Science Skills

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Why Tragedies Alter Risk Perception

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Can Murder Be Tracked Like An Infectious Disease?

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Does This Guy Matter? Conductor Leonard Bernstein during rehearsal with the Cincinnati Symphony at Carnegie Hall in 1977. James Garrett/New York Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?

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Study: Reading 'Maxim' Can Make You A Theft Target

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Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, discusses his 13 keys to a successful election campaign on April 13 in his office in Washington, D.C. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

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Is there an angel or a devil behind the mask? Scientists say it may not matter in terms of anonymous behavior. Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Abraham Lincoln, circa 1850. Lincoln was a political non-entity before he was elected. Why is he more widely known to history than the presidents who came immediately before and after him? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Decision Time: Why Do Some Leaders Leave A Mark?

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What We Say About Our Religion, And What We Do

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Matt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities. L.A. Cicero/Stanford University hide caption

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A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen

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