"If you're gonna make scientific claims, act like a scientist. Or don't make scientific claims," UCLA social psychology professor Benjamin Karney says, leaning forward in his chair in his office at UCLA's Franz Hall, his voice rising an octave. "Don't pretend!"
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JJ Virgin (shortened due to the unfortunate pronunciation of Julie while living in Japan) is smarter than you. She's a member of Mensa, and seems to have an addiction to academia. After graduating from UCLA, she went on to graduate school for biomechanics, then sports medicine, then took doctorate-l ... More >>
The latest Los Angeles food truck to open a brick-and-mortar location is Naan Stop (@naanstop), but they're doing it in Atlanta. Why? Because Georgia needs samosas and masala fries. In fact, it's sort of a return to their roots for Neal and Samir Idnani, who own and run the truck.
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USGSMcMurdo Station, Antarctica
Thanks to the HuffPo for news of this want ad, which is looking pretty damn good right now. McMurdo Station, the research community in Antarctica, has just posted a job listing for an executive chef. The chef would be responsible for the operation of the McMurd ... More >>
Medical researchers say they need more information about the gay community.Update: UCLA academic says federal government needs to do better research on the LGBT community. After the jump.
A major study on the health of the gay community has been released today by a blue ribbon committee fro ... More >>
Indiana StanA practicioner of safe driving techniques.A 2003 study showing that driving while talking on your mobile phone is as dangerous as driving under the influence inspired lawmakers across the land -- including in California -- to ban driving while gabbing (and now, texting).
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Like the profoundest of profound intellectual quandaries, the latke vs. hamantash debate may never be fully resolved.
Since 1946, when Hillel House at University of Chicago sponsored the first annual debate pitting potato pancakes against triangular cookies, great minds -- like Nobel Prize-winnin ... More >>
Would the Dodger divorce trial be complete without an appearance from Vladimir Shpunt?
Dexter O'Connell sure didn't think so. On the fifth day of trial, O'Connell, 19, came to court wearing a Dodger jersey with "Vladimir" written across the front. On the back, he had writ ... More >>
University of ChicagoMax Palevsky, right.Computer pioneer Max Palevsky logged off for good this week at the age of 85, with his assistant telling the New York Times he died of heart failure at his Beverly Hills home. The founder of chip-maker Intel was a major political backer of former Los A ... More >>