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Review: ‘Wired to Create’ Shows the Science of a Messy Process February 8, 2016 | New York Times

A new book co-authored by Scott Barry Kaufman of the School of Arts & Sciences is reviewed.

New Research Digs Into Mysterious Origins of Coal January 21, 2016 | Washington Post

Hermann Pferfferkorn of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “But, most of the time, there isn’t very much — the coal is usually only found in certain areas, and the amounts that do exist do not compare to the huge quantities formed in the Carboniferous and Cenozoic.”

There May Be a Way to Allow Mass Surveillance and Preserve Our Privacy at the Same Time January 16, 2016 | Quartz

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about mass surveillance and citizens’ right to privacy.

Is Obesity More Deadly Than Science Suggests? January 14, 2016 |

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study about obesity and morality.

Audio: Hypocrisy: Why Do People Often Say One Thing and Do Another? January 11, 2016 | “The Why Factor,” BBC World Service

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts & Sciences joins a conversation about hypocrisy.