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Why We Eat, Eat and Eat Some More; and Remembering Mr. Wizard

In this episode, Brian Wansink, eating behaviorist and director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, talks about "Mindless Eating" habits; and Doug Lane, who was once a youngster on the Mr. Wizard TV series, remembers his time with the late Don Herbert. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.mindlesseating.org; www.mrwizardstudios.com

June 20, 2007 — Steve Mirsky

Jared Diamond on the State of the World Environment

In this episode, biologist, ecologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jared Diamond discusses the environmental state of the world and the relationship between the environment and economics and politics in remarks at a recent benefit for the organization Conservation International. We'll also hear from CI's president, Russell Mittermeier. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.conservation.org

June 13, 2007 — Steve Mirsky

Betting on Consciousness

Gambling may offer a way to test conscious awareness without disturbing it

May 30, 2007 — Kerstin Preuschoff and Christof Koch

I Think, Therefore I Err?

Research explores when we can make a vital decision quickly and when we need to proceed more deliberately

April 4, 2007 — S. Alexander Haslam

Consciousness May Be a Sure Bet

New research suggests that placing a wager could illuminate whether a person has made a conscious decision

January 21, 2007 — Nikhil Swaminathan

Computers Get the Picture

Computerized systems for labeling photos should save digital image uploaders a lot of time, and cause many more pictures to be found during web image searches.

November 6, 2006

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial