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Dan Gilbert says we're not great at predicting how much we will enjoy an experience in part because we fail to consider all of the details. We think a visit to the dentist will be terrible — but we're forgetting about the free toothbrush, the nice chat with the dental hygienist, and the magazines in the waiting room. Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images hide caption

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Decisions, Decisions: Some We Struggle To Make, Others We Can't Forget

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Why are some warnings heard, while others are ignored? Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

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Are There Zombie Viruses In The Thawing Permafrost?

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The Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility, dug in the mid-1960s, allows scientists a three-dimensional look at frozen ground. Kate Ramsayer/NASA hide caption

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Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

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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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Climate Change: The Forgotten Issue Of This Year's Election

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A family near the Siberian city of Salekhard. A heat wave is blamed for thawing a 75-year-old reindeer carcass, along with dormant spores of anthrax bacteria that infected it. Sergey Anisimov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthrax Outbreak In Russia Thought To Be Result Of Thawing Permafrost

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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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