Seven traits are seen as moral by the whole world, study finds

It’s good to be good.

New model boils morality down to three elements, aims to impart them to AI

Now computers can feel guilty too, hooray!

Researchers quantify basic rules of ethics and morality, plan to copy them into smart cars, even AI

Be good, drive good.

Our perception of a character comes not from their actions, but from how they compare to others

There’s a thin line between hero and villain — one we redraw quite liberally.

Dogs and capuchins judge you as ‘good’ or ‘bad’, hint at the birth of human morality

Something as simple as opening a jar goes a long way with anyone. Even other species.

Religion and science: is there really a divide ?

Religious people were found to be more empathic, meaning they identified more with the feelings and struggles of other people. As such, the perceived divide between science and religion may be rooted in brain wiring.

Robots might learn morality from fairy tales

Such a program might prove effective at training simple robots to be less awkward around humans and, most importantly, make sure they don’t hurt anyone or break social norms.

How brain damage affects moral judgement

The most basic fabric of civilization was woven on the principles of moral judgement, that is to say serving the interests of the community and others, instead of merely following self-interest at large. This is why some believe, arguably or not, that religion was a key civilizing factor since it laid out a moral workbook. Thou shall not kill, thou

Is making cyborg cockroaches immoral?

Through the halls of TedxDetroit last week, participants were introduced to an unfamiliar and unlikely guest – a remote controlled cyborg cockroach.¬†RoboRoach #12 as it was called can be directed to either move left or right by transmitting electrical signals through electrodes attached to the insect’s antennae ¬†via the Bluetooth signals emitted by a smartphone. Scientists have been doing these

Toddlers are a bunch of little hypocrites, study finds

If you have really young kids, under three of four years old, you might have noticed just how tricky they can be in their actions – one thing they say, another thing they do. A recent study from University of Michigan puts these discrepancies into a psychological discussion. The researchers’ findings surprisingly show that children as young as three, despite

Humans are wired to be good in nature – cooperation outweighs selfishness

There’s an age long question that even some of history’s greatest free thinkers, philosophers and theologists haven’t been able to answer – are humans good in nature? Many have tried to seek answers to this riddling puzzle, and for many the conclusion was a gloomy one – that man is simply doomed to stray the world in selfish agony or

Babies have sense of justice from as early as three months

Morality has been the subject of interminable discussions among philosophers since ancient times. What’s makes for ethical behavior is most of the time a matter of the beholder, however it seems like nevertheless humans have an inherent sense of justice nested deep inside of them from an early age. A recent research suggests that babies possess the ability of complex