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Do you spend money on things and then forget that you’ve purchased them until they arrive on your doorstep? Do you frequently pester your family, friends, and even total strangers to patronize the arts? Does your heart beat a little faster at the mention of unfinished prototypes?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be suffering from turbafiscitis. Fortunately, there’s a solution! Continue reading

Easter Bunny Science: Studies Show How Kids Sort Fantasy From Reality


Contrary to popular misconception, kids start as skeptics, then parents and culture trick kids into belief, and then canny kids find disbelief. But what of the kids who continue to believe in dragons into the middle grades? Are these fantasy kids slow? Are they dumb? Studies suggest the opposite: it takes a nimble mind to buffer belief from the whisperings of reality and the evidence of doubters. Continue reading

USC Lab Makes Gmail’s April Fools’ Prank a Reality

Every once in a while, April Fools’ jokes become reality and the result is a wonderful collision of silly and awesome. (Tauntaun sleeping bag, anyone?) Last Friday, Google faux-announced Gmail Motion, which was supposedly a means of communicating with your … Continue reading