A brief compilation of stuff I'm thinking about.
NYT: Free Will: Now You Have It, Now You Don’t
By DENNIS OVERBYE
I was a free man until they brought the dessert menu around. There was one of those molten chocolate cakes, and I was suddenly being dragged into a vortex, swirling helplessly toward caloric doom, sucked toward the edge of a black (chocolate) hole. Visions of my father’s heart attack danced before my glazed eyes. My wife, Nancy, had a resigned look on her face….
Affairs of the Lips: Why We Kiss
Researchers are revealing hidden complexities behind the simple act of kissing, which relays powerful messages to your brain, body and partner
By Chip Walter
Jurors may be biased against fathers in child sex abuse trials
"Accused fathers in child sex abuse trials have the odds stacked against them, a new study suggests. Monica McCoy
of Converse College and Jennifer Gray of the University of Wyoming
found that with all other circumstances and evidence held equal, people
are more likely to judge a father guilty than a mother. However the
same gender bias wasn’t found to apply when the suspect was a stranger
to the alleged victim…”
I read it at BPS Research Digest
This application captures your desktop so you can show your friends how to do stuff on the computer and makes a video of screenshots then make it very easy to share. Very helpful, for little 30 sec to a minute tutorials.