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Quirky experiments and conclusions

Nomadic Gnome Solving Weighty Problem

By Magdeline Lum

A gnome is travelling the world to test for subtle differences in gravity.

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Looking at a Photo of Pizza Could Make Food Taste Better...

By Magdeline Lum

... and eating cake at breakfast can help you keep weight off.

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How a Woman’s Fertility Affects Men’s Speech

By Magdeline Lum

Men become more creative in their conversations when they detect subtle signals that a woman is fertile.

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Nuns Would Benefit from the Pill

By Magdeline Lum

Interesting experiments and quirky research findings.

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Beer Can Be Good For Burns

By Magdeline Lum

A case study documents the use of beer as a rehydration fluid for a burns patient.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Zombie

By Magdeline Lum

Quirky experiments and research findings

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Fooling Fingerprint Scanners Foiled

By Magdeline Lum

Magdeline Lum reports on quirky experiments and research findings.

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Public Shaming for the Greater Good

By Magdeline Lum

Social media may be leading to more altruistic behaviour among its users.

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Why We Love Trashy Gossip

By Madeleine Lum

Our visual system is hard-wired to pay attention to people we’ve heard bad things about.

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