US Ebola weakness: Politics is policy

Stephen E Flynn, the director of the Center for Resilience Studies at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, says that the recent state-​​​​level responses, including the orig­inal, occa­sion­ally ham-​​​​handed efforts in Texas, “tell us […]

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Making Time: Can we teach kindness?

In a recent exper­i­ment, a team of sci­en­tists from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston adver­tised a med­i­ta­tion class and recruited a set of vol­un­teers. Half of the respon­dents went along to […]

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Online anger ‘spreads faster than joy’ on Weibo

Sad­ness was not quickly shared, and the authors said it required more detailed explo­ration to observe the under­lying rea­sons. Christo Wilson, a US-​​​​based researcher at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts, who […]

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US gun debate: Could Obama’s guns plan work?

But back­ground checks would not have stopped most school shoot­ings, in which the gunmen took legally obtained weapons from par­ents with spot­less back­grounds, says Jack Levin, a pro­fessor of sociology […]

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