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Physics Students Reveal Bias for Male Lecturers

Male and female actors gave physics lectures to college students. All students thought the males were more knowledgeable. And whereas female students gave a a slight nod to women teachers, male students thought male teachers were vastly better...

August 3, 2010

Fancy Brand Logos Send Mixed Messages

High-end goods with recognizable logos may signal to the less affluent that you have some money, but also to the wealthy that you're not one of them. Karen Hopkin reports

July 30, 2010

How Can You Control Your Dreams?

The ability to manipulate our dream worlds goes beyond the science fiction plot of the movie Inception. A dream expert from Harvard University explains how it works

July 29, 2010 — Jordan Lite

Arguing with Non-Skeptics, Part 2 of 2

A panel discussion on arguing with non-skeptics at the recent Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York City featured James Randi, George Hrab, D. J. Grothe and podcast host Steve Mirsky...

July 28, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

Social Ties Boost Survival by 50 Percent

A meta-study covering more than 300,000 participants across all ages reveals that adults get a 50 percent boost in longevity if they have a solid social network

July 28, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Origins: Going Back to Where the Story Really Starts

Sometimes we forget where a story really starts. Are electric cars new? Where did malaria start? Who invented spaghetti? Read on, for the surprising origins of many strange and familiar things...

July 28, 2010 — Brendan Borrell, Melinda Wenner Moyer and Mike May

Arguing with Non-Skeptics, Part 1 of 2

A panel discussion on arguing with non-skeptics at the recent Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism in New York City featured James Randi, George Hrab, D. J. Grothe and podcast host Steve Mirsky...

July 27, 2010 — Steve Mirsky
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