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How Hard Is It to Catch a Fake Passport?

Imagine that you are a bouncer, checking IDs outside a popular bar in a college town. It is somewhat dark outside the door, there are many distractions: loud music is playing and your job requires you to also keep an eye on the crowd for trouble...

March 24, 2014 — Megan Papesh
Can a Mnemonic Slow Memory Loss with Age?

Can a Mnemonic Slow Memory Loss with Age?

One of the tragedies of aging is the slow but steady decline in memory. Phone numbers slipping your mind? Forgetting crucial items on your grocery list?

March 20, 2014 — Shelly Fan
Coincidences Reflect a Rational Mind

Coincidences Reflect a Rational Mind

While we can all agree coincidences have fascinated scholars and lay people alike, what they mean divides us into one of two camps: skeptics or believers.

March 19, 2014 — Magda Osman

Are You Mentally Tough?

Forty seconds before round two, and I'm lying on my back trying to breathe. Pain all through me. Deep breath. Let it go. I won't be able to lift my shoulder tomorrow, it won't heal for over a year, but now it pulses, alive, and I feel the air vibrating around me, the stadium shaking [...]..

March 19, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

How Science Mimics Faith

People may use trust in science as others use religious faith to cope with life's uncertainties

March 17, 2014 — Tori Rodriguez
SciComm Power Couple Hanging out with SciAm and Read Science!

SciComm Power Couple Hanging out with SciAm and Read Science!

I am very excited to announce the next SciAm/Read Science! collaboration. My cohost, Jeff, and I will feature two guests who are well known independently for their work in science communication, but together make a formidable power couple (of sorts)!...

March 12, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Reimagining College Admissions Criteria

Reimagining College Admissions Criteria

I believe that if we implemented a more imaginative college admissions system, we'd be pleasantly surprised by just how much intellectual and creative potential there already exists all around us...

March 12, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman
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