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Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »

Legal marijuana reduces chronic pain but increases car crashes and drug overdoses, study suggests

Legal marijuana reduced ER visits for chronic pain in Colorado – but it drove up car crash hospitalizations by 10% and drug overdoses by 5%, study finds Marijuana is now legal for medical use in the majority of US states, and for recreational use in 10 states  Before the drug was legal, there was little… Read More »