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Entries by Matthew Hutson from 05/2012

Can Emotions Haunt Houses?

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

In the 1990s Trent Reznor purchased the house where Charles Manson's "family" had murdered Sharon Tate. The house felt "sad," he's said. Last October a paper was published suggesting that we all have a tendency to believe that emotions leave a trace in the physical environment.

Are There Really No Atheists in Foxholes?

| Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion

New research suggests that inducing fear of death at least makes atheists a little less entrenched in their beliefs.

Do We See People in Persistent Vegetative States As More Dead Than Dead People?

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

What do we think of people in persistent vegetative states, who can breathe but can't think? Mentally, they are dead, but since we're very aware of the body still lying there, we can't as easily imagine them as active characters in our lives.