Eva Wentink from OnePlanet (an institute created in a partnership of Wageningen University and Research, Radboud University Nijmegen and IMEC) muses, low-key charismatically, about the need and feasibility of a self-monitoring toilet. She explains how and why she and her colleagues built three toilets: (Thanks to Michiel Scheffer for bringing this to our attention.)
The gentleman in this video writes: “September 2018 Japanese doctor wins Ig Nobel prize for do-it-yourself colonoscopy. I tried another examination, Trans nasal Endoscopy (do-it-myself)”
A research team from the Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI) at the University of Southampton, UK, have identified a new psychological bias, which they are calling : “Spontaneous Preference for their Own Theories” – SPOT. A series of three experiments showed that : “[…] even where theory ownership is established in the […]
One needn’t ruminate more than one wants or need to, suggests this study: “The Cessation of Rumination Through Self-Affirmation,” Sander L. Koole, Karianne Smeets, Ad van Knippenberg, and Ap Dijksterhuis, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1999, Vol. 77, No. 1, 111-25. The authors affirm that they are at the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
A new study suggests that Facebook users who haven’t worried about what other people might think about them might worry about what other people think about them. The study also suggests that this is more true of some people than of others. (Thanks to investigator Erwin Kompanje for bringing this to our attention.) The study is: “Awkward […]
A new medical report suggests this limerick: A lady, by using her tongue, Distinguished (herself!) from among The medical range Of things that are strange, Swollen, or sunken, or hung. The report is: “Using the tongue to palpate a lesion in the postnasal space: a unique case of self-diagnosis,” Nora Haloob, Robert Nash, BMJ Case […]
The Retraction Watch blog tells of a resourceful, if not altogether successful, person. The report begins: South Korean plant compound researcher faked email addresses so he could review his own studies Scientists frustrated by the so-called “third reviewer” — the one always asking for additional experiments before recommending acceptance — might be forgiven for having fantasies […]