April 30, 2013 In a new book, The Anatomy of Violence, Adrian Raine argues that violent behavior has a biological basis just like depression or schizophrenia. This raises questions about treatment, accountability and punishment, including the death penalty.
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April 30, 2013 SpaceX calls it the "Grasshopper" — it's a rocket that doesn't fall back to Earth haphazardly after launch. It carefully returns itself to the launchpad standing up, right where it started.
April 29, 2013 Alison Gopnik's research explores the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are doing when they play.
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April 27, 2013 Ever want to look back in time? With "time merge media," you can watch athletes dribble, swing and dance, and even throw five pitches at once.
April 25, 2013 Science writer Annie Murphy Paul talks about how fetuses in the womb begin taking cues from the outside world, from the lilt of our native language to our favorite foods.
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April 23, 2013 If you liked the movie The Blob, then feast your eyes on this: It's tricked-out Silly Putty in the form of a gelatinous monster that eats magnets for lunch.
April 21, 2013 On Earth, a really wet wash cloth, squeezed tight, will drip. Watch what happens in space.
April 20, 2013 All animals are wired for pleasures that will lead them to reproduce, hunt for food and protect their young. The problem is, in some animals, like in some humans, the natural urge for good times gets untamed.
April 19, 2013 Two residential towers, dense with trees, will have their official opening later this year in downtown Milan. Blogger and critic Tim De Chant thinks it's high-time we stop planting trees on skyscrapers. Krulwich disagrees.
MIT Senseable City - "The Connected States of America"
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April 17, 2013 Put away that old Rand McNally map — it's time for a new way to see what America really looks like.
"Beauty draws us in...It takes us outside ourselves and it motivates us. It's essential to life and to happiness."
April 16, 2013 Psychologist Nancy Etcoff explains why beauty inspires and motivates us. Etcoff says our response to beauty is visceral.
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April 16, 2013 When a bunch of people get into an elevator, do they segregate in any predictable way? Do tall ones stand in the back? Do men stand in different places than women? Who looks where?
April 11, 2013 The images are sharp and concentrated. But this isn't art, it's more than advertising, and it's not quite education. It's an invitation.
April 10, 2013 Humans see seven colors. Dogs see three. But which animal sees the most colors? It's a vicious undersea critter you'll want to know more about.
April 8, 2013 What if you put all 7 billion humans into one city, a city as dense as New York, with its towers and skyscrapers? How big would that 7 billion-sized city be? As big as New Jersey? Texas? Bigger? Are cities protecting wild spaces on the planet? We try a little experiment to find out.
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