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Why Everything You Read About Your Health Is Wrong
Except when it's right. Unless you read both the right thing and the wrong thing. Or unless something's only half right. Existential crisis!
The Great Antarctic Search For Life Is Over (For Now)
The Lake Ellsworth drilling project was supposed to be a quick, high-tech hunt for microbes under the surface of Antarctica, but tech problems forced researchers to scrap it.
Study: We Can Spot Powerful Leaders In 2 Minutes
A new study suggests we can identify the leader of a group of strangers by sight.
Very Important Science Finding: Put Your Boxed Wine In The Fridge
You wouldn't want to bring out sherry or dried fruit tones in your giant box of chardonnay, would you?
Study Says Women Can Spot Cheaters At A Glance
Or, at least, the 34 women in the study showed "small–moderate" correlations with guessing right when they were asked. (And men can't tell, apparently.)
Teenage Gamers Are Better At Virtual Surgery Than MDs
A UTMB Galveston study put the two groups head-to-head to see which would perform better using virtual surgery tools. All those videogames paid off.
New Study Examines “Hookup Culture” In Awkward, Clinical Way
A new study from The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine takes a look at the noted alarmist...
In Robotic Reality Experiment, Rat-Sized Humans Meet Human-Sized Rats
Virtual reality does away with the interspecies size boundary.
Which Is Worse: The Study About Women Voting With Their Hormones, Or The Trolly Story About It On CNN?
"There's almost no way to stop [the study] from being spun into the 'war against women' story," coauthor Vladas Griskevicius says. Is he right, or was the study the problem?
CNN Pulls Controversial Story Suggesting Women Vote With Their Hormones
The study linked women's ovulation cycles with how they would vote at the polls.