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New Research : Prison time doesn’t actually deter repeat offenders

May 22nd, 2019 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The American penal system assumes that being imprisoned is bad enough to deter people convicted of a crime from breaking the law again. But there’s new evidence that prison time doesn’t deter future crimes nearly as well as people tend to assume. That’s the result of a study published Monday in the journal Nature Human […]

Why new solar installations will reach a breakneck pace by 2025

May 21st, 2019 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

  The rise is set to continue. Solar power is about to reach an inflection point. A new report released on Thursday claims that installations in the United States will double in just four years’ time, thanks largely to developments in California, which accounted for around half of all installations. This estimate is from the […]

Striking study reveals how dietary fats enter the brain and cause depression

May 20th, 2019 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

A new study demonstrates how fatty acids can enter the brain and disrupt signaling pathways that lead to depression An intriguing new study, led by scientists from the University of Glasgow, suggests there is a direct causative link between eating a high-fat diet and the development of depression. The new research demonstrates how certain dietary […]

The peculiar blindness of experts

May 15th, 2019 at 3:33 am » Comments Off

  Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible. The bet was on, and it was over the fate of humanity. On one side was the Stanford biologist Paul R. Ehrlich. In his 1968 best seller, The Population Bomb, Ehrlich insisted that it was too late to prevent a […]

How Tech Empowers Dangerous Lone Wolves

May 12th, 2019 at 2:14 am » Comments Off

Technology is democratizing the power of who gets to live and who does not. Are we ready for the consequences? This is the second installment of “Privatizing the Apocalypse,” a four-part essay being published throughout October. Read Part 1: “The 50/50 Murder” here. In 2015, a depressive young German named Andreas Lubitz killed himself, five […]

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