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Book Excerpt from Behave

By Robert Sapolsky | June 1, 2017

In the book’s introduction, author and neuroendocrinologist Robert Sapolsky explains his fascination with the biology of violence and other dark parts of human behavior.

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Shift in Animal Research-Related Attacks

By Kerry Grens | March 13, 2014

Animal rights extremists have more recently targeted individuals, rather than the universities they work for, according to a new report.  

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Climate Change and Violence

By Ed Yong | August 1, 2013

An analysis of 60 studies finds that warmer temperatures and extreme rainfall lead to a rise in violence.

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Getting Psychopaths to Empathize

By Kate Yandell | July 25, 2013

Feeling for other people may not come naturally to psychopaths, but they could be capable of putting themselves in others’ shoes.

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More Polio Vaccine Violence

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2012

Just three days after five people involved in the polio vaccine effort in Pakistan were shot by unidentified assailants, three more are killed.

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Vaccines Workers Killed in Pakistan

By Edyta Zielinska | December 19, 2012

Five workers at anti-polio campaigns were shot at close range this week, creating a major setback for efforts to prevent the crippling disease.

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Climate Stirs Civil Conflict

By Jef Akst | August 26, 2011

Civil unrest is twice as likely during warm El Niño years.

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Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?

By Jef Akst | July 25, 2011

Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?

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