Category: Good-Bad

  • Religious violence. Analyzed?

    Artificial intelligence can help us to better understand the causes of religious violence and to potentially control it, according to a new Oxford University collaboration. The study is one of the first to be published that uses psychologically realistic AI – as opposed to machine learning. The study published in The Journal for Artificial Societies […]

  • Why be nice?

    Kindness and selflessness are widespread among both humans and animals. Many people donate to charity and feel significantly happier as a direct result of doing so. In the animal kingdom, many species show kindness by refraining from violence when settling conflicts. Instead they may use comparatively harmless fighting conventions. The benefits gained from receiving kindness […]

  • Being a psychopath. “Saving” people?

    New research shows that people would sacrifice one person to save a larger group of people – and in addition, the force with which they carry out these actions could be predicted by psychopathic traits. The study, led by the University of Plymouth, compared what people ‘said’ they would do with what they actually ‘did’ […]

  • Autoimmune diseases. The usefulness of forgetting. The paths…

    Sciences analyze how autoimmune diseases work. The problem comes when the body incorrectly identifies a normal protein as a threat. When that happens, the B cell selection process produces what are known as autoantibodies that prove very effective at harming our own bodies. “Over time, the B cells that initially produce the ‘winning’ autoantibodies begin […]

  • Afraid to shoot strangers!

    Ever seen a movie depicting US Civil War? Ever wandered how can a regiment of people WALK TOWARDS another regiment of people shooting at them and still have some people alive after 10 minutes of battle? Well, there is an answer that would surprise you! US Civil War regiments had the firepower to kill 500-1,000 […]