A Few More TEDs…

Ariely – Why do people cheat?: + Why a woman’s haircut can make her look drastically different: In four separate experiments, the researchers asked university students to make paired comparisons of attractiveness between female faces with identical facial features but different eye-mouth distances and different distances between the eyes. They discovered two “golden ratios,” one…

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Both of my schools. Let’s see which is better at basketball… The beauty of x-rays (oooh, this one’s artsy): And today’s study is a peculiar bit of science….: Rats usually have an innate fear of cat urine. The fear extends to rodents that have never seen a feline and those generations removed from ever meeting…

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Three More Days of Vacation…

TED talk tells you how to live to 100:…but I think it is 85% biological… Game theory & the shortage of eligible bachelors: You can think of this traditional concept of the search for marriage partners as a kind of an auction. In this auction, some women will be more confident of their prospects, others…

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Adam Savage from MythBusters on his obsessions and the dodo bird: ANDDDDDD… More Rewards = Less Motivation. This study reminds me of another where teachers who were paid more did not necessarily do a better job at teaching the material, many times actually doing a worse job than their lesser-paid counterparts: So far, the research…

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Today’s Basics

JJ Abrams, creator of Lost, Star Trek, and Cloverfield, on the mystery box: Chances your spouse will cheat: Is he cheating? Is she cheating? Tied to emotions of doubt, sadness, suspicion, and anger—at some point this question has crossed the mind of almost anyone who has ever been in love. Although it seems nearly universal…

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Today’s TED + Study

Why you needn’t worry about dying in a terrorist attack: Over the past decade, according to BTS, there have been 99,320,309 commercial airline departures that either originated or landed within the United States. Dividing by six, we get one terrorist incident per 16,553,385 departures. These departures flew a collective 69,415,786,000 miles. That means there has…

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