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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Here's Why Cheaters Are More Creative Than You
21 February 2014 4:45 pm
Breaking the rules may not be all that bad. A pair of researchers has proposed that deceitfulness may lead to creativity because both depend on people feeling unconstrained by rules and thinking outside the box. In a study published this week in Psychological Science, the two scientists describe giving people the opportunity to behave dishonestly, by lying about test results, and finding that those who did cheat were subsequently more original in tasks that measured creativity.
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