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For people in diverse areas, community identity supersedes racial, ethnic differences – ScienceBlog.com

In an increasingly polarized world, many see people who are different from them as “outsiders,” or even a threat. Yet, around the world, this tends to be more common in traditionally homogenous societies, according to a series of studies led by … Continue reading

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How a Fake Scandal Took Down a Brazilian Fashion Editor — Quillette

If you’re looking for evidence of racial inequality in Brazil, it isn’t hard to find. Racism is a serious problem in my country, as indicated by statistics showing that Black Brazilians are disproportionately likely to be poor, die young, and … Continue reading

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Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to … Continue reading

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Rescued baby crows return each spring to say “Hello”

This is the story of four rescued baby crows that were raised by a loving family. They learned to say “hello” and how to become independent. Eventually they were accepted by a family of wild crows. Even though they fly … Continue reading

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Everything big data claims to know about you could be wrong – ScienceBlog.com

When it comes to understanding what makes people tick — and get sick — medical science has long assumed that the bigger the sample of human subjects, the better. But new research led by UC Berkeley suggests this big-data approach … Continue reading

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The Second Mother – Just like any other day in São Paulo

Last Sunday we watched the movie “The Second Mother” (original title “Que horas ela volta?”, directed by Anna Muylaert) and we were surprised by the attention the movie got outside of Brazil. I live here for more than four years … Continue reading

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