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Adele Li | September 13, 2014

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“I’ve got some bad habits but smoking isn’t one of them!” “Save money and be healthier!” “Use indoors and be socially accepted!” These are just some of the marketing slogans that Weston’s premium e-cigarette company adopted in early 2014, hoping to appeal to the mass public through trendy, hip, and sexy ads in which celebrities [...]

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Vasudha Rengarajan | September 10, 2014

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Whether it is what someone clicks on in their social media feed or what someone chooses to buy from a vending machine, consumers are incredibly difficult to predict because humans are different from each other. Although consumers’ choices have long been regarded as puzzling mysteries, researchers have begun harnessing eye-tracking data to [...]

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Jason Chu | September 5, 2014

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Are you unique? In your perception of the world, the answer is simple: you are different than every other person on this planet. But, the answer could be more complicated. There might be another “you” with the same hair, eyes, nose, and ears in another alternate reality. That person, however, may also have a completely [...]

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Sindhu Ravuri | September 12, 2014

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For several years, the origin of inexplicable fears such as arachnophobia or acrophobia has remained an enigma. How, why, and by what means such fears develop was a prevalently unanswered question, until a study involving mice opened a complex, intricate gateway into the world of epigenetics and provided some insight into this phenomenon. In fact, [...]

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Kacey Fang | September 9, 2014

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An Untouchable Surface Animals and humans alike flee to shelter as the first peal of thunder cracks across a cloud-ridden sky. After the storm takes its toll, light breaking out from behind the gray reveals tiny droplets clinging to exposed surfaces; trees, roof trimming, and umbrellas all drip with the remnants of a heavy rain. [...]

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Allison Kiang | September 5, 2014

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A suggestion: envision yourself at a magic show. You have been invited to join the stage with the performer and pick a card. With 52 options, how does the magician seem to be able to correctly guess which card you have picked each time? Next trick—how about something a little more radical: hypnosis? Besides entertaining [...]

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Vivek Sriram | September 11, 2014

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Even though it has been entirely eradicated from North America, malaria is still a major cause of death in developing countries throughout Africa, Southern Asia, and South America. These regions do not have sufficient access to the vaccines widely available to richer areas. In fact, 3.3 billion people worldwide live in areas at risk of [...]

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Ayush Midha | September 9, 2014

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A detailed analysis of aggressive behavior in our modern world, in conjunction with an examination of human history, reveals that our species has a significant, deeply complex connection with violence. Every year, approximately 1.6 million people across the world die because of violent behavior and conflicts, and many more are injured or gravely [...]

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Tiara Bhatacharya | September 4, 2014

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Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic masterpiece Psycho left audiences quivering in fear and anxiety as they viewed the crimes from the perspective of a victim, but what was atmosphere within the mind of the psychopath himself? Merging together to shed light upon this question, the fields of genetics, sociology, and neuroscience have recently witnessed [...]

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Short Term Rentals in Tel Aviv

Honors students in Universities can often find opportunities to travel abroad. If you are studying in Israel, you might find that student housing doesn’t work well for you. Look into some of the Tel Aviv vacation rentals in the University area.