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James Watson's African Ancestry and more - The Week That Was

Things are really starting to heat up over at Sciam's freewheeling new news firehose, 60 Second Science. Here's what you're missing: James Watson might be 16% black; gods of irony shout,"BUUURN!" Voyager 2 leaves solar system, looking forward to 'new projects with Diddy' Atlantis shuttle crew fends off giant arachnid OMG-we-wish-we-were-kidding-dept: Airborne pig brain matter may cause neurological disorder in pork industry workers How Saturn's 'UFO' Moons formed [video] 10,000 Years of Human Civilization Explained by One Study The Fab Four’s hit singles funded development of CT scanner!...

December 11, 2007 — Christopher Mims

The Choke Factor: How Stereotypes Affect Performance

_____________________ How Stereotypes Shape Performance S. Alexander Haslam, Jessica Salvatore, and Thomas Kessler
University of Exeter, UK Every sports fan has vivid memories of key occasions on which a favorite team or player has 'choked' under pressure...

December 5, 2007 — David Dobbs

How Babies Know What You're Up To (or Not)

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How Infants Predict Other People's Behavior Valerie Kuhlmeier and Tania Tzelnic
Queen's University, Kingston, ON
 
When it comes to watching the actions of others, we all have a little Nostradamus in us...

November 26, 2007 — David Dobbs

When Every Face is Like Another

Toward a Neurofunctional Definition of "Face-Blindness"
Alison M. Harris & Geoffrey K. Aguirre University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA In 1947 Dr.

November 19, 2007 — David Dobbs

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Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Self-Awareness or Illusion?

Solving the “Hard Problem”