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Disgust is a turn-off

If you plug the words “sexual turn-ons” into your search engine you will find yourself presented with all sorts of interesting and (mostly) dubious pieces of wisdom. You will ...

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News from: PLoS ONE

Of men and maths

There is a large gender gap in the amount of people pursuing what are called the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Men are much more likely to ...

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News from: Sex Roles

No more tests

Educational practices have changed over the decades. Gone are the Latin classes, rote learning of times tables, grammar lessons, and pieces of chalk hurled with unerring aim at the ...

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News from: Teaching/Learning Matters

Fat, sugar, and thinking

Most of the world’s wisdom can be found in Beatles songs. You can begin and end with all you need is love, but there is so much more to ...

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News from: Neuroscience

Blackcurrants for your brain

Blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) have been a domesticated crop for around 400-500 years in Europe. The modern-day blackcurrant varieties are significantly different from their wild ancestors as they have been ...

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News from: Journal of Functional Foods

Emotional brains vs.rational brains

We all know there are different types of people in this world. There are the huggers and the arm’s-length hand-shakers; the gym-junkies and the lounge-lovers; the extraverts and the ...

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News from: NeuroImage

The recipe for a happy marriage

Love and marriage may go together like a horse and carriage but not every horse suits every carriage. In a new study one researcher has discovered what couples who ...

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News from: Cornell University

Cat videos are good for you

The internet has brought all sorts of previously unexpected things into our lives. Who would have thought people sitting in their loungeroom making papier maché hedgehogs would be something ...

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News from: BMC Public Health

Sitting may cause anxiety

Sitting is the new smoking; there is ample evidence that the act of sitting increases many disease processes. Research tells is that sitting ages you at the cellular level ...

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News from: BMC Public Health

A mass extinction is underway

Mass extinctions are periods in Earth’s history when abnormally large numbers of species die out simultaneously or within a limited time frame. The mass extinction that took place about ...

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News from: Science Advances

Stay calm and live long

Here’s a news bulletin for you: life is stressful. Yes, by it’s nature being alive is a “stressful” enterprise. When you even get out of bed in the morning your ...

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News from: Health Psychology

Fermented foods reduce anxiety

Society is a wonderful but daunting thing. Sure you get security, support and structure from society but then you also have to deal with societal fashions, freaks, and foibles. Every ...

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News from: Psychiatry Research

Bee-haviour change

Everything is connected to everything else but surely bees are more connected to “everything” than almost any other creature. Our own connection to bees is multifaceted and essential to our ...

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News from: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Cricket cutlets

In 2010 the World Wildlife Fund released a paper called “The Living Planet Report” which estimated that the Earth has enough productive land and sea for each person to use ...

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News from: Institute of Food Technologists

Peanuts better than peanut butter

What role do nuts play in your life? Hold on there, before you start answering in terms of bolts and fastening (or any other nut-related tangent you may have ...

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News from: International Journal of Epidemiology

The “attractive” factor

We may not be living in the golden age of enlightenment a la Periclean Athens but we do like to think of ourselves as a fairly deep and thoughtful ...

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News from: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Good people, bad choices

Novelists can be a pessimistic lot. Joseph Conrad believed we have a “heart of darkness” while William Golding went to great lengths to allegorically make the point that the veneer ...

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News from: Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin

Toothbrush truths

Sharing is one of the highest and defining aspects of the human condition. In the alchemy of sharing and altruism society is formed but even sharing has its limits. ...

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News from: American Society for Microbiology and University of Alabama