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The creative role of stress in evolution and development Yale University Gunter Wagner; Alan Love $886,152


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What Breathes Fire into the Equations: The Metaphysics of laws of nature Rutgers University Foundation Barry Loewer $167,325
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Looking Back to the Future June 26, 2019 Harvard Medical School The Ancient DNA Atlas of Humanity
More Evidence That Most Cancer Mutations Are Simply The Result Of Bad Luck June 24, 2019 Forbes Novel paradigm in cancer etiology, its relationship with aging, and novel methods for cancer early detection.
What Psychology Offers Christians Amid Political Polarization June 24, 2019 Christianity Today The Development, Validation, and Dissemination of Measures of Intellectual Humility and Humility
9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems June 17, 2019 ScienceDaily Consciousness and creativity in the Neolithic at Çatalhöyük, Turkey
Quantum supremacy and its efficient certification difficult to achieve simultaneously June 5, 2019 Phys.org Taming complexity: Compressed descriptions of the quantum world
Want Your Child to Be a High Achiever? This 47-Year Study Reveals 7 Things You Can Do June 4, 2019 Thrive Global Genesis of Genius and Unleashing Its Creative Force: A 40-year Longitudinal Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth
New mineral classification system captures Earth’s complex past June 3, 2019 EuerkAlert! Chance, Necessity, and the Origins of Life


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Sequential replay of nonspatial task states in the human hippocampus June 28, 2019 Science Toward a Scientific Understanding of the Human Capacity for Cognitive Control
Spiral Model of Phronesis Development: Social-emotional and character development in low-resourced urban schools June 27, 2019 Journal of Moral Education Enhancing Student Purpose with the Middle School Ambassador Program: A Collaborative Action-Research Study
Why Study Religion from a Latin American Sociological Perspective? An Introduction to Religions Issue, “Religion in Latin America, and among Latinos Abroad” June 24, 2019 Religions The transformation of lived religion in urban Latin America: a study of contemporary Latin Americans’ experience of the transcendent
The strength of compactness in Computability Theory and Nonstandard Analysis June 17, 2019 Annals of Pure and Applied Logic Philosophical frontiers in Reverse Mathematics
Lonely Joy: How Families with Nonverbal Children with Disabilities Communicate, Collaborate, and Resist in a World that Values Words June 14, 2019 Journal of Pastoral Theology Theology of Joy and the Good Life
Resolution of gauge ambiguities in ultrastrong-coupling cavity quantum electrodynamics June 3, 2019 Nature Physics Exploring ways to use temporal correlations in quantum mechanics.
Re-examining prominent measures of divergent and convergent creativity June 1, 2019 Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences Causality Perception as a Mechanism of Belief in God in the U.S. and Afghanistan