This New York Times article profiles the work of Jonathan Haidt, a moral psychologist from the University of Virginia. Haidt has been studying whether evolution helped shape the moral conscience in humans. His findings have led to the view that "morality as driven by two separate mental systems, one ancient and one modern, though the mind is scarcely aware of the difference," according to the article.

 

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.