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  1. scene from Comic Con
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    How seeing ‘Star Wars’ satisfies your narcissistic tendencies

    Participating in geek culture allows self-identified geeks to satisfy a narcissistic need for expert status, a new study hypothesizes.

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    Analysis gives a glimpse of the extraordinary language of lying

    A study of fraudulent research articles reveals patterns in language that indicate a paper is worthy of closer scrutiny.

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  3. New York fashion week 2015
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    For the real hits of fashion week, look to computer science

    A machine learning algorithm that analyzes trends on the runway and those on the street could help designers and manufacturers better understand what fashion trends take off.

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  4. Comet Lovejoy
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    Latest science survey is heavy on trivia, light on concepts

    A Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. adults get a D in science. But the questions asked don’t necessarily test your grasp of science.

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  5. man behind counter serving coffee
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    Why enforced ‘service with a smile’ should be banned

    If management wants workers to maintain false cheer, those workers should be trained, supported and compensated for the emotional labor, a new review suggests.

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  6. Kim Kardashian
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    A bot, not a Kardashian, probably wrote that e-cig tweet

    Some 80 percent of recent e-cigarette-related tweets were promotional in nature, raising concerns that the positive spin is targeting a young audience.

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  7. woman holding knife behind her back
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    A few key signs betray betrayal

    Like many relationships that collapse after betrayal, teasing out what goes wrong and who is at fault in betrayal isn’t so easy.

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  8. photo illustration of a crime scene
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    Microbes may be a forensic tool for time of death

    By using an ecological lens to examine dead bodies, scientists are bridging the gap between forensic science and the ecological concept of succession.

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  9. Brooklyn bridge
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    Your photos reveal more than where you went on vacation

    By mining public databases of people’s photos, researchers can explore changing landscapes and tourist behavior.

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