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Dan Ariely has found that "what separates honest people from not-honest people is not necessarily character, it's opportunity." Gary Waters /Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing

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Crickets And Cannibals: Unpacking The Complicated Emotion Of Disgust

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Daniel Kahneman On Misery, Memory, And Our Understanding Of The Mind

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Fresh and dried yeast. It might not look like much, but it has shaped the way we eat and live, according to a new book. Maximilian Stock Ltd./Getty Images hide caption

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Magdalena Neuner of Germany enjoys a glass of Erdinger nonalcoholic beer after a medal ceremony at the biathlon world championships in Ruhpolding, Germany, in 2012. Today's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers. Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images hide caption

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If "I Love You" candy hearts aren't imaginative enough, you can always consider "Stank Love" or "Sweat Poo." Melissa Deakin Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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Candy Heart Messages Getting Stale? Computer-Generated Options Are No Help

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Lost In Translation: The Power Of Language To Shape How We View The World

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A block of Tomme de Savoie cheese ages with a sweater of Mucor lanceolatus fungal mold. Mucor itself doesn't have a strong taste, but more flavorful bacteria can travel far and wide along its hyphae — the microscopic, branched tendrils that fungi use to bring in nutrients. Benjamin Wolfe/Benjamin Wolfe hide caption

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Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump exemplify our contradictory feelings about the rich and famous. As Hidden Brain explores this week, we idolize the powerful, but also relish their downfall. D Dipasupil/WireImage hide caption

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The Power Hour

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Alan Alda Wants Us To Have Better Conversations

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Color really does impact our perception of taste — even if the ingredients are otherwise the same, scientists say. It's something candy companies use to their advantage. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Researcher Elizabeth Currid-Halkett says celebrity can be boiled down to a simple formula. Caiaimage/Sam Edwards/Getty Images/Caiaimage hide caption

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Never Go To Vegas, And Other Unspoken Rules Of Being An A-Lister

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Jamie Bartlett: What Goes On In The Secrecy Of The Dark Web?

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How Scientists Are Growing Mini Brains In Petri Dishes For Experiments

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Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer. Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Anderson collects grass samples in Western Australia. Spinifex tastes to some like salt and vinegar chips — but it's so hard and spiky that scientists say collecting samples can be painful. Courtesy of Matt Barrett hide caption

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Dishwashers have come a long way since this 1921 model, which was designed mainly to help minimize the drudgery of housework. But today's sleek models are also designed with water conservation in mind. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Mileha Soneji: Can Simple Innovations Improve The Lives of Parkinson's Patients?

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Myriam Sidibe: Would Fewer Children Die of Disease If They Just Washed Their Hands?

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Amos Winter: How Do You Build An All-Terrain Wheelchair For The Developing World?

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