Erin Womack

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Why do innocent people confess to a crime?

The innocent are often less stressed than the guilty during interrogations. And that could put them at greater risk to admit to a crime they didn’t …

Crime

Ig Nobels 2013: from attaching penises to stargazing beetles

This year's Ig Nobel prizes were awarded on September 12 at a meeting of nerds at Harvard University. The prizes are given for genuine scientific research that "first makes people laugh and then makes them think".<p>So, at first glance, the research may strike you as somewhat baffling, surreal or even …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Find A Blue Chicken Egg? Congrats, Your Chicken Has A Virus

Not necessarily harmful! But just so you know.<p>Here in the U.S., our eggs mostly come in two colors: white and brown. But there are two breeds, one in Chile and one in China, that are known to lay <i>blue</i> eggs. Yeah, weird, right? And a new study has figured out why that happens.<p>The Araucana chicken …

Spy Drones Turning Up New Data About Hurricanes And Weather

For several weeks now, two unmanned spy planes have been flying over the Atlantic on an unusual mission: gathering intelligence about tropical storms and hurricanes.<p>The two Global Hawk drones are a central part of NASA's five-year HS3 (Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel) Mission investigating why …

Dogs Interact With Pointing PeopleBot in Experiment

Researchers say dogs may be a good tool for testing social robots. Gabriella Lakatos of the Hungarian Academy of Science and Eotvos Lorand University …