Psychology

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webcam shot of an osprey nest

A live web feed of an osprey nest like this one spawned outrage last year when the bird families began to fail. People often judge these animals based on human standards of behavior.  

driverless cars

CAR CONFLICT  Driverless cars will need to be programmed to handle emergency situations. New surveys find that people have conflicting opinions on whether automated vehicles should protect pedestrians over car passengers.

group of ISIS members

DEADLY DEVOTION  A collective sense of identity plus deeply held values may inspire Islamic State supporters, such as those shown here, to sacrifice everything for their cause.

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