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Yawns are something of a physiological mystery. In today's Academic Minute, Duke University's Elizabeth Cirulli attempts to unravel the confusion surrounding yawns.

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August 17, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater discusses the chemical process used to remove caffeine from coffee, and where all that caffeine ends up. Leadbeater is an associate professor of organic and inorganic chemistry at UConn, where he heads the New Synthetic Methods Group. Find out more about him here.
August 16, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, York University's Dayna Scott explores the legal rights of factories and the civil rights of those living downwind from pollution hot spots. Scott is an associate professor at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School. Find out more about her here.
August 15, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's David Hess describes green jobs and the best methods for creating them. Hess is a professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University and member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment. Before assuming his post at Vanderbilt, Hess was a professor in RPI's Department of Science and Technology Studies. Find out more about him here.
August 12, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Matthew Immergut reveals that charisma is not an attribute that can be possessed, but a sociological relationship to be cultivated. Immergut is an assistant professor of sociology at Purchase, part of the State University of New York. Find out more about him here.
August 11, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Reading's Bhismadev Chakrabarti discusses research that is uncovering how our social interactions are influenced by our genes. Chakrabarti is an assistant professor of neuroscience in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading and a senior researcher at the Autism Research Center at the University of Cambridge. Find out more about him here.

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