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  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Symptoms of Ebola May Include Fever, Vomiting, Xenophobia

    After New York Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino announced his plan to save us all from Ebola, we were curious whether he'd get any traction with this whole banning-all-travel-from-West-Africa thing. Turns out the response to his words might be...biological. Astorino spoke only a day be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Do You Speak Like a Psychopath?

    ​Cornell University's Jeffrey Hancock, along with Michael Woodworth of the University of British Columbia, have been studying how convicted killers (including 18 "certified psychopaths") speak, in hopes of helping detectives identify suspects via social media, online postings, texts, and, of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    'Happy Guys' Are Less Sexually Attractive to Women, Says Science

    ​According to science -- it's always according to science -- women are significantly less sexually attracted to "happy guys" than they are to men who swagger, brood, or are generally bad news. This is unfortunate, as happy guys seem way more fun to hang out with than swaggering broodsters with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    People Who Believe God Is a Nice Guy Are More Likely to Cheat on Tests

    ​Here's a bit of fascinating scientific fodder for your brain today. People who believe in God are more likely to cheat on tests. Counterintuitive, right? This goes for people who believe God is a caring, forgiving God. Those who believe that God is mean and punishing are too scared of going t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Maybe This Is Why Married People Want to Live Vicariously Through Their Single Friends

    ​A groundbreaking new study has determined that the happiness of the person you are married to is linked to your own happiness, reports the Wall Street Journal. That means that if the person you're married to is always complaining and nagging and annoyed and depressed, you probably will be, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Rodents Are Just Like Us! (Yes, That Mouse Is Grimacing at You)

    ​In a new study, researchers at McGill University and the University of British Columbia have found that mice show pain through their facial expressions. For real!

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Booze News--Sasha Petraske Does D.C.; Boxed Wine Is Better, Says Study

    Big beer companies and small craft brewers are teaming up to change a range of federal tax laws. Associations representing both groups have joined forces to introduce the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act (yes, the BEER Act), which would return federal excise taxes on beer to pre-1991 levels, f ... More >>

  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Complex Persecution

    A Long Island Family's Nightmare Struggle With Porn, Pedophilia, and Public Hysteria