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rice and wheat farmers

GROWING CULTURES  China’s southern rice farmers (left) and northern wheat farmers (right) have cultivated different cultural approaches to social behavior over thousands of years. These approaches manifest today among southern and northern Chinese city folk patronizing Starbucks, scientists say.

Parkland shooting

FLEEING TRAGEDY  Students run with their hands up following a February 14, 2018, shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Researchers know little about what turns certain individuals into mass killers or whether particular policies, including gun restrictions, prevent rampage shootings.

brain

CHANGING MINDS  Many people view the brain as special and separate from the rest of the body. Alan Jasanoff argues that this “cerebral mystique” is the wrong way to think about the brain.

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