Narcissism: excessive self-admiration. Psychopathy: a mental disorder characterized by egocentric and antisocial behavior. Machiavellianism: rooted in the political theory of 16th-century Italian philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli, who espoused the idea that achieving a desired end result is justified by any means necessary—no matter how unscrupulous the path may be. Together, these personality traits are known as…

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New research led by Harvard’s Raj Chetty shows that people do better when there is more social interaction between the rich and the poor. Much has already been studied about social mobility and the complex paths that children and families must go through to achieve it in the United States. But on Monday, a large…

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Monarch butterflies, the iconic and beloved butterfly most recognized by children when they first learn about the existence of the species, are now listed as endangered by the world’s leading scientific authority on such classifications. Unfortunately, the designation has been a long time coming, as monarch butterflies have seen their natural habitats destroyed by deforestation…

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Mattel is expanding its horizons in a new partnership with SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company that aims to launch civilians into outer space. The multi-year partnership will be unveiled on July 20, the day humans first set foot on the moon in 1969. According to Mattel, its collaboration is designed for markets around the world…

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After two dramatic crashes that likely kicked off the crypto winter, coin prices and stocks rallied once again this weekend, boosting the market significantly for the first time since its big crash. So why the rally? And how long can it take? The most likely catalyst seems to be the news that the developers of…

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The first spectacular pictures from the James Webb Space Telescope, which scientists will analyze for years to come, were praised this week in a debut parade by NASA. After a slew of images of deep space were revealed on Tuesday—showing technicolor clouds of cosmic nebulae and a sky speckled with galaxy clusters more than 13…

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The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s $10 billion pioneering observatory launched in December that seeks to discover the farthest corners of the universe still unknown to mankind, has beamed its first images back to Earth. On Monday at 5:00 PM ET, live from the White House, President Biden will unveil the first full-color photograph. Dubbed…

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On Friday, an impassioned President Biden vowed to protect reproductive rights after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. “This Court has made it clear that it will not protect women’s rights,” the president wrote in a tweet from the official @POTUS Twitter account. “I will. That’s why today I’m signing an Executive Order…

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The world is in shock today after Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated while giving a speech in Nara, Japan, a historic city near Kyoto. Abe, who was 67, was supporting another member of the Liberal Democratic Party, campaigning in the country’s upcoming national election, when he was shot by a man with…

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In late June, Google was sharing user data — which could include IP addresses, geographic locations and details about users’ identities, interests and search activity — with an advertising company owned by Russia’s largest state bank , according to a separate report. with ProPublica. The company, RuTarget, is based in Moscow and helps mediate the…

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