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Beautiful Minds

Can You Smell Personality?

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First impressions matter. This may not come as much of a surprise, but just how quickly we form impressions, and which cues we use to make such rapid judgements may very much surprise you. Take the face. Superstar social psychologist Nalini Ambady (**see below) and her colleagues found that judgements of traits relating to power (competence, dominance, [...]

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But Not Simpler

Why The Joker’s Magic Trick Wasn’t So Serious

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It’s not exactly a magic trick when everyone knows how it’s done, but we were still amazed by the viciousness of the Joker’s—even if it wasn’t as deadly as it looked. The second time we meet The Joker in The Dark Knight, he shows us a magic trick that everyone knows how to do, but [...]

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Observations

Researchers Win Nobel for Cell Transport System

This year’s Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology was—true to the often-overlooked second half of its name—awarded for discoveries in basic physiology. The 2013 prize recognizes ground-breaking research into how cells use simple bubbles of fatty molecules (known as vesicles [pdf]) to safely transport proteins and hormones from one compartment to another within cells as [...]

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PsiVid

The City Dark

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I was recently in Alaska as an invitee of GoPro cameras in support of a pretty cool science experiment by Project Aether. Briefly, I was there to assist as they launched weather balloons with GoPro cameras attached in order to collect intra-auroral images. After the weather balloons dropped, the GPS tagged cameras were then retrieved, [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Monday Pets: Biological Evidence That Dog is Man’s Best Friend

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The party isn’t over yet! Here’s another helping of Monday Pets. Enjoy! Wild Dog crawled into the Cave and laid his head on the Woman’s lap… And the Woman said, “His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend.” –Just So Stories, Rudyard Kipling. Archaeological evidence indicates that dogs were already a [...]

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