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July 29, 2014
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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October 31, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Lock Haven University's Dan Shaw explores the range of theories explaining why many of us enjoy horror films.
October 28, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Purchase College's Paul Siegel discusses how facing your fears can help you overcome them, even if you don’t know you are facing them.
October 27, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Cornell University's Mary Beth Norton explores why the Salem witchcraft crisis was statistically more dangerous for men who found themselves accused than it was for women.
October 26, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Old Dominion University's Michael Seiler discusses how the human tendency to copy the behavior of those around us contributed to the ongoing mortgage crisis.
October 25, 2011
In today’s Academic Minute, Christopher Coggins of Simon's Rock of Bard College describes how the Chinese practice of feng shui is rooted in principles used to effectively manage natural resources.

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