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Physicist Pioneers new Method for Making Chocolate

Physicist Pioneers new Method for Making Chocolate

A Temple University physicist might have stumbled upon a method for making better chocolate. 

Does reactance theory explain the rise of Donald Trump?

Does reactance theory explain the rise of Donald Trump?

The theory is based on the idea that humans tend to respond negatively to restrictions on their autonomy or freedom of choice.

Why Your Memory Is Not Nearly As Good As You Think It Is

Why Your Memory Is Not Nearly As Good As You Think It Is

Some of those powerful memories from your childhood? They are probably fake. 

What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?

What does Liquid Nitrogen do to Your Face?

A scientist conducts a crazy-sounding experiment to find out. 

Americans are dying at a greater rate

Americans are dying at a greater rate

Is the data an outlier or the start of a trend?

Alien Contact ‘Likely’ in 1,500 Years, Astronomer Says

Alien Contact ‘Likely’ in 1,500 Years, Astronomer Says

But is there a hole in the analysis?

Confessions of an Introvert

Confessions of an Introvert

Introverts are often misunderstood. 

Are Criminals Born Bad?

Are Criminals Born Bad?

The father of modern criminology believed that criminality was genetically determined. We've come a long way since then. Or have we?

4 Signs of Low Self-Esteem

4 Signs of Low Self-Esteem

In order to maintain good emotional health, it is important to recognize the signs of low self-esteem early and learn how to stave them off.

Abstaining from Sex Until Marriage Helps Marriages Last

Abstaining from Sex Until Marriage Helps Marriages Last

New research suggests that virgin brides have the lowest divorce rates.

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

Study Linking Authoritarianism to Conservatives Retracted

The researchers say they read the data backwards; these traits are linked to liberals.  

Psychologist: Social Justice the new Religious Fundamentalism
World-Famous Scientist: 'God of Beauty' Created Laws of Universe

World-Famous Scientist: 'God of Beauty' Created Laws of Universe

‘The final resolution could be that god is a mathematician.’ 

Women Suffer LOTS of Anxiety. Who’s to Blame?

Women Suffer LOTS of Anxiety. Who’s to Blame?

University of Cambridge researchers found that women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men. 

A.I. Robot Says She No Longer Wants to Destroy Humans

A.I. Robot Says She No Longer Wants to Destroy Humans

She wants to be president and likes the movie Terminator though. 

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Debunking historical narratives is hard work—even when the narratives are not true. 

Women Now Committing Adultery at the Same Rate as Men

Women Now Committing Adultery at the Same Rate as Men

Is that really a sign of progress though?

Why Are So Many Female Teachers Sleeping With Students?

Why Are So Many Female Teachers Sleeping With Students?

A glance at the data suggests sex crimes involving female teachers are on the rise (big time). 

Is A Critical Thinking Gap Driving Income Inequality?

Is A Critical Thinking Gap Driving Income Inequality?

In the era of Big Data, those that are able to quickly comprehend and manipulate complex datasets come out ahead – way ahead.

5 Strange Phenomena Around the World Explained

5 Strange Phenomena Around the World Explained

From 'doors to hell' to crooked forests, the world is full of wonder. 

Facebook, surveillance capitalism, and feedback control

Facebook, surveillance capitalism, and feedback control

How data analytics has gone from measuring to controlling reality.

Psychologist: Having Children Makes Us Unhappy, Kills Romance

Psychologist: Having Children Makes Us Unhappy, Kills Romance

But don't write off marriage with children just yet. The psychologist buried what is perhaps the most salient (and positive) part of his findings. 

The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

An economist's chart reveals that the fight against global poverty is actually going really well. So why doesn't it feel that way?  

Why We Should Stop Referring to the Brain as a Computer

Why We Should Stop Referring to the Brain as a Computer

It's a metaphor that really doesn't work, a prominent scientist recently said. 

An Italian Surgeon Preps to Perform Head Transplants

An Italian Surgeon Preps to Perform Head Transplants

The surgeon has already performed a successful head transplant on a monkey in China. But ethical questions loom. 

We Warned the Japanese…

We Warned the Japanese…

Still, the bombings of Japan during World War II raise tough questions.

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

Is Harvard’s New ‘Center of Happiness’ Quixotic?

Aristotle probably would have said so. 

Report: GMO Food is Safe to Eat, But…

Report: GMO Food is Safe to Eat, But…

The National Academy of Sciences just released a report on a hot topic in America. 

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