Education

How not to say the wrong thing

Source:LATIMES: (Illustration by Wes Bausmith / Los Angeles Times) When Susan had breast cancer, we heard a lot of lame remarks, but our favorite came from one of Susan’s colleagues. She wanted, she needed, to visit Susan after the surgery, but Susan didn’t feel like having visitors, and she said […]

Three wrongs make a right

Source:The Economist: A surprising new way to kill tumours: PANCREATIC cancer is a dreadful disease. Even in rich countries, only about 4% of those diagnosed with it are still alive after five years. In America it is the third-most-common cause of cancer deaths among women, after lung and breast cancer; […]

What Can Animals Teach Us About Our Morality?

Source: The Daily Beast: De Waal, an Emory University primatologist, has spent his career uncovering the surprising social behaviors of various primate species like chimpanzees, rhesus monkeys, and—perhaps most famously—those peacemaking, enthusiastic … known as bonobos. In his more-than-a-dozen books, he has thoughtfully mined the goings-on of the ape world […]