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People Pick Familiar Foods Over Favorites

A study found that the stronger a subject's memory of a particular food, the more likely they were to choose it again, even over foods they professed to enjoy more  

November 27, 2015 — Erika Beras

Women Candidates Face Implicit Bias Hurdle

Volunteers taking an "implicit bias" test who were unlikely to associate images of women with leadership titles like executive or president were far less likely to vote for a woman in a race against a man of equal qualification 

November 25, 2015 — Erika Beras

Urban Food Foraging Looks Fruitful

Fruits growing wild in urban areas were found to be healthful and to contain lower levels of lead than what's considered safe in drinking water  

November 18, 2015 — Cynthia Graber

How to Do Quantum Magnetic Levitation at Home

Air jets and sound waves can be used to levitate objects. But the strangest way of all taps the quantum effects of superconductors. Game developer, space traveler and friend of Scientific American Richard Garriott glides through the demonstration.

November 17, 2015 — Benjamin Meyers and Lee Billings

The Online Wisdom Lab (OWL)

Help researchers study changes in thinking skills, decision making and health behavior during adulthood

November 12, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

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