A new study in the journal Neuron shows when people hold an opinion differing from others in a group, their brains produce an error signal. A zone of the brain popularly called the "oops area" becomes extra active, while the "reward area" slows down, making us think we are too different.
A modest proposal for calendar reform
Remember that Zimbabwe redemoninated in mid 2008 and took 10 zeroes off the bills, and it hardly seems worth mentioning but they took 3 zeroes off in 2006. That makes this new bill 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 which may or may not be 1 nonillion dollars. It's a lot of zeroes, I may have missed a few one way or another.
Editorial on how rational theories of economics are based on a picture of human behaviour that's badly wrong.
On average, compared to 30 years ago
people are better off
people are worse off
people are about the same
On average, in 30 years time
people will be better off
people will be worse off
people will be about the same
Relative to the first world, in 30 years time
the third world will be better off than they are now
the third world will be worse off than they are now
the third world will be about the same as they are now
Stolen from a poll here by james_nicoll - apart from the third question which was inspired by drplokta.