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Weekend Links: Science Behind Static Electricity, Genetically Engineering Spicy Tomatoes and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Weekend Links: Why We Want to Squeeze Cute, Little Things, the Truth About the Risks of Eating Cookie Dough and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Weekend Links: Scientists Levitate Objects Using Sound, 10 Awesome Science Stories in 2018 and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute.

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Weekend Links: the Science of Good Chocolate, Wasps Can Turn Roaches Into Zombies and More

Roaches Kick Wasps in the Head to Avoid Becoming Zombies Mindy Weisberger writing for Live Science A wasp that preys on cockroaches turns them into mind-controlled zombies by stinging them in the brain, and roaches were thought to be all but defenseless against this zombifying attack. But it turns out that cockroaches have a defensive […]

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Weekend Links: How Much Candy is Sold for Halloween, Why Believing in Ghosts Can Make You a Better Person and More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a collection of fascinating science stories from across the web, curated by your science-loving friends at the Mass General Research Institute. All the Candy That’s Sold During Halloween Week, in One Massive Pumpkin Julia Belluz and Javier Zarracina writing for Vox We can all agree that Halloween and other seasonal candy […]

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Weekend Links: Beer Prices Could Change with the Climate, Cartoons for Cancer and More

Beer Prices Could Double Because Of Climate Change, Study Says Bill Chappell writing for NPR The price of beer could rise sharply this century, and it has nothing to do with trends in craft brewing. Instead, a new study says beer prices could double, on average, because of the price of malted barley, a key […]

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Weekend Links: Developments in Mind Control, How Hugs Help with Conflict and More

This is the Very Fattest Bear in Katmai National Park Brian Resnick writing for Vox Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska wanted the public to weigh in on a very important question: Which of the park’s fat brown bears has gotten the fattest after a summer of nearly nonstop gorging on salmon? Was it […]

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Weekend Links: Brain Differences for Men and Women After Soccer Injuries; Can MDMA Help with Social Anxiety in Autism and More

Weekend links is a collection of interesting science stories from across the web, curated by your friends at the Mass General Research Institute. Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety? (Benjamin Bell writing for Massive Science)For the nightly news and cop shows, Ecstasy is the scourge of music festivals, the substance of interest […]

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Weekend Links: Four Lessons for Starting a Research Lab, Psychology and Poker, Plus More

Welcome to weekend links, a collection of interesting science stories from around the web, curated by your friends at the Mass General Research Institute. Maria Konnikova Shows Her Cards (Claudia Dreifus writing on the New York Times website) Dr. Konnikova is an experimental psychologist trained at Columbia University. But her latest experiment is on herself. […]

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Weekend Links: 8 Movies That Really Got Science Wrong, and Much More

Welcome to Weekend Links, a look at some of our favorite science stories from across the web! The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life – Learn how microbiologist Carl Woese fundamentally changed the way we think about evolution and the origins of life in 1977 with his report of the existence of a separate form […]

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