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July 30, 2014
Some people are inherently pessimistic. Others tend to focus on the positive and maintain a sunny optimism. In today's Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Jason Moser digs into the science of this aspect of human nature.

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November 14, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Walter Piper of Chapman University explains why territorial disputes among loons can become a battle to the death. Piper is a professor of biology at Chapman, in Orange, Calif. He has studied the territoriality of Common Loons since 1993 in Oneida County, Wisconsin. Find out more about him here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
November 13, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Northern Arizona University's Kiisa Nishikawa examines how advanced materials are leading to an increase in the mobility and stability of prosthetic limbs.
November 12, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Nicholas Lynchard of the State University of New York at Ulster discusses why the elderly are better at recalling positive information.
November 9, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of North Florida's Quincy Gibson describes the connection between manmade noises and aggressive behavior in dolphins.
November 8, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Maryland's Claire Fraser examines the growing understanding of how microbes influence overall human health.

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