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The 'super shoe' debate & eight drunk monkeys
By delivering a gene to the brain, scientists appear to have 'cured' alcoholic primates of their booze lust. Also, why did the woman who shattered the marathon world record kiss her shoe as soon as she finished?
Mental health: Depression 30% more likely in a city
Why is it that people who live in an urban environment are 30%+ more likely to suffer depression than those in rural areas? And why does that rule just... absolutely not apply in developing countries?
Why do death tolls drop?
In the wake of natural catastrophes, the forensic work to identify the dead is critically important for loved ones' closure. But mistakes can be made.
Weekly roundup — Sometimes it's better to know
Humility, which is great to have, is also connected to whether you trust scientists (or people like Gabe and Conor). Also, what a tooth can tell us after a tragedy, and a fun study on what people do when they get a big lump sum of money.
What would you do with $10,000?
It sounds like a thereotical question. But for 200 lucky participants in a pretty novel study, it became very real.
'Moderate' knowledge leads to science skepticism
You'd think that the less someone knows, the more likely it is they'll buy in to misinformation. Right? Surprisingly, a new study suggests that, up to a point, it's actually worse to know more.
Interesting science - cool guys
Connor & Gabe are a marvellous duo unravelling the newest scientific studies relevant for daily life. There is all in: intellect, humour and entertainment.