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Jennifer Ouellette
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Science writer/Senior reporter, Ars Technica
Science writer/Senior reporter, Ars Technica

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Polygraph tests don't work as lie detectors and they never have. Americans love to take, deliver, and judge the results of polygraph tests. Too bad they’re mostly worthless. https://www.popsci.com/polygraph-test-science See also my 2009 post: http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2009/10/liar.html
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New "Doctor Who" trailer shows first female Doctor is still the boss. Jodie Whittaker takes on iconic role of Doctor Who: the 13th incarnation and first woman. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/new-doctor-who-trailer-shows-first-female-doctor-is-still-the-boss/
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A new antenna using single atoms could usher in the age of atomic radio. The team tested their device by recording themselves singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/a-new-antenna-using-single-atoms-could-usher-in-the-age-of-atomic-radio/
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The math of why it’s so hard to build a spherical Death Star in space. In his book Math with Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin connects abstract math with reality. https://arstechnica.com/?post_type=post&p=1376375
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The trailer for "Captain Marvel" is finally here, and it’s spectacular. Will Captain Marvel come to save the day after the devastating events of Infinity War?https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/the-trailer-for-captain-marvel-is-finally-here-and-its-spectacular/
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Study: people tend to cluster into four distinct personality “types”: New sorting algorithm yields more robust, replicable results than other methods. https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/study-people-tend-to-cluster-into-four-distinct-personality-types/
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Antimatter seen in two places at once, a "lens-less" camera, a quantum version of Maxwell's Demon, and more. Cocktail Party Physics: Physics Week in Review, September 15, 2018. http://twistedphysics.typepad.com/cocktail_party_physics/2018/09/physics-week-in-review-september-15-2018.html
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R.I.P. Walter Mischel, father of the infamous Marshmallow Test. Columbia University psychologist was best known for his work on delayed gratification. https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/r-i-p-walter-mischel-father-of-the-infamous-marshmallow-test/
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Authors’ viral Twitter thread is now a horror film starring Alyson Hannigan. You Might Be the Killer will premiere at Fantastic Film Fest in Austin Sept. 21. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/authors-viral-twitter-thread-is-now-a-horror-film-starring-alyson-hannigan/
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Here are your 2018 Ig Nobel Prize winners: The 2018 awards honor research on cursing while driving and cannibalistic calories, among other winners. https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/the-serious-science-of-the-ig-nobel-prizes-will-make-you-laugh-then-think/
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