Shankar Vedantam Shankar Vedantam is a science correspondent for NPR.
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Food For Thought: The Subtle Forces That Affect Your Appetite

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When Great Minds Think Unalike: Inside Science's 'Replication Crisis'

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How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

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Keith Chen is head of economic research at Uber, and he says the way we interact with the app reveals a lot about human behavior. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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This Is Your Brain On Uber

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Does The Placebo Effect Influence Consumer Product Purchases?

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WOOP, There It Is! 4 Steps To Achieve Your Goals

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The Health Benefits Of Dancing Go Beyond Exercise And Stress Reducer

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Ashley Madison Hack Inspires Social Scientists To Look Behind The Names

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How Being Busy Affects Our Motivation

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Airbnb host Synta Keeling rents two bedrooms in her house in Washington, D.C.'s predominantly black Anacostia neighborhood. Maggie Penman/NPR hide caption

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#AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy

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Many glaciers are melting in Alaska. Scientists believe climate change is at work. Shankar Vedantam/NPR hide caption

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Why Our Brains Weren't Made To Deal With Climate Change

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What Does Time Perception Have To Do With Racial Disparities?

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How Decedents' Quality Of Life At The Time Of Death Affects Others

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The Power And Problem Of Grit

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