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A sense of disgust in bonobos?

Even bonobos lose their appetites with enough ‘ick’. These primates, known for their liberal attitudes toward sex, are also generally open-minded when it comes to new foods — as long as the grub is clean. Researchers from Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute have now found that a bonobo’s curiosity transforms ...

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Why Math Is the Best Way to Make Sense of the World

When Rebecca Goldin spoke to a recent class of incoming freshmen at George Mason University, she relayed a disheartening statistic: According to a recent study, 36 percent of college students don’t significantly improve in critical thinking during their four-year tenure. “These students had trouble distinguishing fact from opinion, and cause ...

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