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Marion Nestle Talks "Soda Politics"

Marion Nestle, author of Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), talked December 14 in New York City about Coca-Cola's attempt to fund research designed to find sugared soft drinks innocent in contributing to obesity 

December 16, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

Lifting the Visor on Virtual Reality

Ken Perlin, a New York University computer science professor and virtual reality pioneer, talks with Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier about the state of virtual reality, its history and where it's heading  

December 15, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Avoid Being Hacked: Lessons from Recent Data Breaches

This week I’m going to cover some of the high profile hacks that have happened recently, including Lastpass, Kaspersky and the White House’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM). My hope is that by learning more, you can avoid being hacked, stay more secure and know what to do if you have been hacked

December 2, 2015 — Eric Escobar

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

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