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Hot Sauce Is Main Course at New York Showcase April 24, 2015 | Reuters

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “People come to like a wide variety of innately negative experiences: the burn of chili pepper in the mouth, the bitterness of coffee, the fear from riding on a roller coasters.”


Penn Physicists Honored for Work That Could Take Heat Out of Computing April 23, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer

Charles Kane and Eugene Mele of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for their work with topological insulators.


Audio: Congress Pushes for Cybersecurity Overhaul April 22, 2015 | “Marketplace”

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about encouraging better security practices rather than focusing on data sharing.


The Risks Associated With ‘Productivity Pills’ Outweigh the Benefits April 21, 2015 | New York Times

Martha Farah of the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed detailing the risks associated with “productivity pills,” such as Adderall.


5 Researched-based Reasons to Be Kind April 20, 2015 | Huffington Post

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for conducting a study about the effects of writing and hand delivering thank-you notes to people.