Schrödinger’s Robber

Sure I’ll give you half my candy bar. But I’m NOT sharing with the whole carpool! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science, saying, where do YOU fall on the selfishness meter? Carlos Alós-Ferrer, from the University of Zurich in Switzerland wanted to find out. He

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APP Yourself!

Personalized plates! Personalized toys! Personalized … personality?! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. Want to be more sociable, conscientious, considerate? You’re in luck – there’s an app for that!  That’s right – Mirjam Stieger from Brandeis University and team have developed a personalized personality APP.

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Risky Business

Love long, lazy strolls? Hate roller coasters? No match – swipe LEFT! This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. The bride dreams of skydiving through their vows! But the groom would rather stay on solid ground. Can this marriage survive? Ask Marta Serra-Garcia of UC San

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Face Value

Do we take scientists at face value? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. For better or worse, first impressions are everything. Studies show that people make snap judgments about personality and competence based on looks. Could scientists face the same bias from the public? Does

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Doggo Decisions

Finding THE ONE is no walk in the park! Or dog park. This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When it comes to relationships, most people have a “type.” But does that only hold true for our HUMAN relationships? Samantha Cohen and Peter Todd from Indiana

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Musical Me

Could you be a musical genius and not even know it? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. We all know the names: Beethoven, Elvis, Brittney Spears. What is it that makes these artists so gifted? Could it be some innate personality trait? Scientists at the

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The First Hello

Want to know how to make the best first impression? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science. When meeting strangers, how we look tells the world a lot about our personality. But what about how we SOUND? Enter Emmanuel Ponsot from the French National Center for

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