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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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February 3, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Alex Shingleton explores how the body protects its most important features during times of malnourishment.
February 2, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Tufts University's Greg Crane discusses the importance of Arabic translations of documents from ancient Greece.
February 1, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Seton Hall University's Martin Edwards explores why many countries around the world have embraced a high level of transparency concerning their economic performance.
January 31, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, Mount Saint Mary College's Dean Goldberg explores how political campaigns came to rely so heavily on television commercials.
January 30, 2012
In today’s Academic Minute, the University of Connecticut's Nicholas Leadbeater examines why artificial sweeteners can be thousands of time sweeter than real sugar.

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