Shankar Vedantam Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent for NPR.

The program BAM (Becoming a Man) works with teenagers and uses cognitive behavior therapy to reduce violence in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Radio Replay: Crime As A Disease

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Researchers Explore The Effects Of Section 8 Grants In Houston

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Think you can get away with fewer than eight hours of sleep per night? Neuroscientist Matthew Walker says — think again. Sophie Blackall/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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The "Swiss Army Knife" Of Health: A Good Night's Sleep

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Pavlovian Conditioning And Marriage

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Do we really need sleep? Mark Conlan/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Eleven Days Without Sleep: The Haunting Effects Of A Record-Breaking Stunt

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Study: CEOs Who Invest In Social Responsibility Initiatives Risk Their Jobs

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On October 30, 1935, a Boeing plane known as the "flying fortress" crashed during a military demonstration in Ohio — shocking the aviation industry and prompting questions about the future of flight. National Archives hide caption

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The Trick To Surviving A High-Stakes, High-Pressure Job? Try A Checklist

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Shankar Vedantam, NPR's social science correspondent and host of the Hidden Brain podcast, explains why some of us are really good at recognizing faces and others are not. John Lamb/Getty Images hide caption

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We're Not As Good At Remembering Faces As We Think We Are

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Bad-Mouthing Opponents Likely Spurs Them On To Win, Research Shows

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Nostalgia Isn't Just A Fixation On The Past - It Can Be About The Future, Too

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How much does biology shape who we are, and how much is determined by culture and the environment in which we live? Renee Klahr/NPR hide caption

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Nature, Nurture, And Our Evolving Debates About Gender

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Researchers Explore Pornography's Effect On Long-Term Relationships

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Classifying Attacks: Mental Illness Or Terrorism?

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Can A Child Be Raised Free Of Gender Stereotypes? This Family Tried

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The Pitfalls Of Social Media Advertising

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