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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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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

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