Shankar Vedantam Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent for NPR.

Ashley Madison Hack Inspires Social Scientists To Look Behind The Names

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How Being Busy Affects Our Motivation

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Airbnb host Synta Keeling rents two bedrooms in her house in Washington, D.C.'s predominantly black Anacostia neighborhood. Maggie Penman/NPR hide caption

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy

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Many glaciers are melting in Alaska. Scientists believe climate change is at work. Shankar Vedantam/NPR hide caption

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Why Our Brains Weren't Made To Deal With Climate Change

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What Does Time Perception Have To Do With Racial Disparities?

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How Decedents' Quality Of Life At The Time Of Death Affects Others

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The Power And Problem Of Grit

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Peer Pressure May Not Work The Way We Think It Does

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What Happens When You Empathize With The Enemy

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"If you eat the same things every day... it can produce some negative psychological effects," Kim Binsted says, of why astronauts might need to get cooking on a Mars mission. iStock hide caption

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Even Astronauts Get The Blues: Or Why Boredom Drives Us Nuts

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Why A Group's Power Dynamics Interferes With Collaboration

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How Does Sunshine Affect The Lottery?

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How Does Gender Affect One's Willingness To Compete?

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