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Should Vaccination Be Compulsory?

While science is clear that vaccines are safe and effective, it is silent on whether or not mandating compulsory vaccination is the right thing to do.
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Sociologists Test Six Arguments For and Against Capital Punishment

The sociologists Michael Radlet and Marian Borg test out six arguments for and against capital punishment.

AT&T: Birth of the First Social Network

The first transcontinental telephone call was put through on January 25, 1915.

Do Good Students Make Bad Teachers?

The relationship between GPA and the performance of good and bad teachers seems modest at best.
Woman with child in the wiilderness

Wild, Natural, and Home Births: For the Birds?

Medical research on natural and home births
Woman receiving light therapy.

PSY-Q: The SAD-dest Time of the Year

What are the treatment options for SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Psy-Q: Is Christmas Gift Giving Wasteful?

Is Christmas Gift Giving Wasteful?
Russel Brand

PSY-Q: Are the Drug Laws Working? Russell Brand Doesn’t Think So

All currently-illegal drugs, including cannabis, are harmful to health, the main argument for legalizing them reduces harm, by minimizing their consumption.
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Is There Any Scientific Evidence for the Benefits of Hugging?

The science behind hugging, massage therapy, and physical touch.