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The science of sexy

How do you break “sexiness” down into its component parts? What made Sean Connery so widely regarded as the “sexiest man alive” for years when he was well into ...

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News from: Evolution and Human Behaviour

Happiness is catching

Without your friends where would you be? Who would be there to tell you when that new haircut just doesn’t suit you? Who would point out that questionable eating ...

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News from: Proceeding of the Royal Society

Singing the blues-birds

Deep ecology is a philosophical point of view that encourages us to move beyond seeing ourselves as humans as masters of the planet with an obligation to look after ...

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News from: Integrative and Comparative Biology

“Walk and eat” adds kilos

We are all so busy and fitting so much into our days now that we often combine tasks that were once performed independently. Technology has made much of that ...

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News from: Journal of Health Psychology

Tasty tomatoes

Bring up the taste of the tomatoes you buy from a supermarket in polite society and the response is universal; a wrinkle of the nose, a sad shake of ...

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News from: American Chemical Society

Alcohol and attractiveness

Have you ever wondered why alcohol is such a popular social lubricant? Despite the after-effects and the known long-term effects of alcohol, as a society we still embrace it ...

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News from: Alcohol and Alcoholism

The way to a woman’s heart

Tabloid magazines are full of cheap and dubious wisdom that tells you how to win a partner. If you don’t feel lured by the promise of the “top tricks ...

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News from: Appetite

Is ice nice?

Sports people, especially professional sports people, do all sorts of outlandish things to maximise their performance. Sometimes the things they do are none too savoury and even less healthy, ...

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News from: The Journal of Physiology

Fit for maths

The school playground is full of stark divisions; there are the popular kids and the members of the pack, the fashionistas and the lacklustre dressers, and the sports-people and ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Coffee for your thoughts

There are plenty of research articles that come out on coffee in the medical and science journals. Equally we report quite regularly on those articles in this column and ...

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News from: Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Does kissing cross cultures?

Just for a moment put yourself in the position of an alien life form viewing life on this planet. Of course, the first thing that you would conclude is ...

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News from: American Anthropologist

Deep voiced leaders

When it comes to election time you carefully assess the arguments put forward by the candidates and exercise your franchise with due diligence and care, right? Well, maybe you ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Embarrassed alone

There is the public you and the private you; “public you” nods politely when that song comes on the radio while “private you” busts full on dance moves and ...

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News from: Journal of Consumer Psychology

Sleep your brain clean

A lot happens under the cover of night; offices are cleaned, roads are maintained, and the power grid rests. It is all quite nicely analogous to what happen in ...

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News from: Journal of Neuroscience

Spicy food prolongs life

The world divides itself along many lines; there are the wine-lovers and the beer drinkers, the cyclists and the motorists, and then there are those who love spicy food ...

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News from: British Medical Journal

Tree climbing for your brain

Ah trees, is there no end to what they can do? Trees have been on this planet for around 400 million years, so somewhere upward of 390 million years ...

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News from: Perceptual and Motor Skills

Conforming has its place

Fleetwood Mac said, or sang, “you can go your own way” and it’s true, you can, but do you? How often do you make decisions based on what other ...

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News from: Evolution and Human Behaviour

Texting while walking

Alexander Graham Bell is regarded as the “inventor” of the telephone however, as usual, the actual story is a little more complex than that schoolroom view. Bell filed his ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

  






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