1. After controlling for how well students had actually done on the first two tasks, Lee and colleagues found that single-sex schools didn’t increase girls’ competitiveness — if anything, it magnified the gender gap.
     


  2. Even symbolic reminders of emptiness are sufficient to inspire us to conserve our resources and curb our generosity.
     

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  4. Why you make best friends in the worst circumstances

    Australian researchers find sharing painful experiences creates feelings of solidarity

     


  5. To figure out what might be a boon in the bedroom, Sidorkewitz and McGill mounted motion-capture sensors similar to those used in special effects and video game production to the backs of 10 men.
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    Is back pain ruining your sex life?

    You might be doing it wrong

     

  6. The science of sex: 4 harsh truths about dating and mating

    Look away if you want to stay a naive romantic

     

  7. What I learned from hanging out with lemurs

    Spoiler alert: Bring Craisins and applesauce 

     

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  9. This week I learned that alcohol boosts your sense of smell, and more

    Fun and interesting facts from around the web

     

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  12. The history of Shark Week: How the Discovery Channel both elevated and degraded sharks

    For the past 27 years, Discovery has scored massive ratings and enormous good will with Shark Week. But a recent detour into fiction has enraged some scientists.

     


  13. Ask yourself: “What’s the cost of being wrong here?”