Nearly 18 months after a disastrous oil spill killed wildlife and endangered businesses along the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government announces it will regulate not only the operators of offshore oil rigs, but the contractors who work on them, as well.
Texas has implemented widespread water restrictions due to a historic drought. Still, many large Texas cities are using up to 200 gallons of water per person per day. San Antonio is guzzling much less with the help of a state-of-the-art water treatment plant.
Can neuroscience and psychology explain cruelty? In his new book, The Science of Evil, Cambridge University professor Simon Baron-Cohen explains the empathy spectrum we all lie on and that an erosion of empathy can explain why some commit cruel acts.
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