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Angry Faces: Facial Structure Linked To Aggressive Tendencies, Study Suggests

10 years ago from Science Daily

Angry words and gestures are not the only way to get a sense of how temperamental a person is. According to new findings, a quick glance at someone's facial structure...

Face it:

10 years ago from Harvard Science

Gay men are most attracted to the most masculine-faced men, while straight men prefer the most feminine-faced women, according to the results of a new study by a Harvard researcher.The findings suggest...

One embryo is best, in vitro fertilization study finds

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Using double the embryos increases the odds of twins -- a riskier proposition -- but scarcely improves the chances of a healthy baby. When couples with fertility problems turn to in vitro fertilization, they...

Research explores the relationship between the mother-child bond and stress

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- It`s the age-old psychological conundrum: nature versus nurture. Are children more, less or equally affected by their genetics and the environment in which they grow up? Professor of...

What You See Is Not Always What You Do

10 years ago from Science Daily

Imagine: during lunch your colleague throws an apple to you. You catch it (of course) without difficulty. But what actually happened? Did you consciously decide to catch the apple with...

Anthropology Abroad: Studying Women's Roles in the Military

10 years ago from Live Science

Maggie Serrato traveled to South Korea to better understand the experiences of women in non-traditional roles.

Doctor and Patient: Your Medicare Options? Now Is the Time to Weigh Them

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Before the year ends, people have to decide whether to choose a new plan in the propram or to change nothing at all.

Screen time poll

10 years ago from Science Blog

I've come to the realization that I spend more time interacting with a screen than I do interacting with real human faces...

Sex Offenders Not a Halloween Scare

10 years ago from Live Science

Study finds that the fear of sex offenders around Halloween is largely unwarranted.

PTSD less common than depression and alcohol misuse amongst UK troops

10 years ago from

Common mental disorders, such as depression and alcohol misuse, are the top psychological problems amongst UK troops post-deployment and not post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as is widely believed. A...

Talking increases kidney donation

10 years ago from

Get-togethers with a kidney disease patient's family and friends can improve their willingness to consider donation, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual...

Multicultural education focus of new UOG publication

10 years ago from

University classrooms around the world are becoming more like the highly diverse classrooms that prevail at the University of Guam. This trend has led UOG professors Thomas Marler and Seyda...

Smart solution: SLU researchers use smartphones to improve health of elderly diabetics in China

10 years ago from Science Blog

ST. LOUIS -- Cellular phones - once a luxury used strictly for talking - have taken on many new roles in recent years.

New Studies Explore Connection Between High Stress Jobs And GI Disorders

10 years ago from Science Daily

In a six year study of World Trade Center workers, researchers probed the connection between the high frequencies of GERD and mental health disorders reported among exposed workers during the...

In Medicaid Fraud Cases, Some Unlikely Suspects

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A painter with properties in the Hamptons, a dentist and a freelance artist who owns apartments in Manhattan were indicted on charges that they fraudulently obtained Medicaid benefits.

No Pain, No Gain: Mastering A Skill Makes Us Stressed In The Moment, Happy Long Term

10 years ago from Science Daily

No pain, no gain applies to happiness, too, according to new research. People who work hard at improving a skill or ability, such as mastering a math problem or learning...

Psychotherapy may brighten SAD beyond light

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Psychotherapy may be a better remedy for people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) than light therapy, a new study suggests.

Internet turns 40 with birthday party

10 years ago from Physorg

Technology and media stars, pundits, and entrepreneurs joined the Internet's father on Thursday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his culture-changing child.

Magic Babies

10 years ago from Science Blog

There's an interesting article today over at Slate (Why Babies Crave Magic) that features work from one of my favorite

Ghostly Photos - Hauntings Or Hoaxes?

10 years ago from

Halloween is on the horizon, and even the most analytical-minded among us can find ourselves getting pulled into stories of unexplained spooky phenomena and paranormal activity. Science has so far...

3D TV -- Without the Glasses (w/ Video)

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Even with "active shutter" 3D technology for television sets, the wearing of special glasses is still required in order to get the proper experience. They aren't those red...

Africa Analysis: Progress on science spending?

10 years ago from SciDev

After 2006's commitment to one per cent GDP spending on science, is Africa keeping up, falling behind or investing, asks Linda Nordling.

Depression can lead to inflated reports of physical symptoms

10 years ago from

New research shows people who feel depressed tend to recall having more physical symptoms than they actually experienced. The study indicates that depression - not neuroticism - is the cause...

Professional punters work hard

10 years ago from Science Alert

People who bet on horse races for a living work need to be patient and extremely hardworking, according to a sociologist studying them.

Charter schools, studied

10 years ago from MIT Research

Set in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, an area not known for its excellent schools, the Boston Preparatory Charter Public School nonetheless has an enviable academic record: Last spring, 100 percent of its 10th-graders...

Pushing Past the Pain of Exertion

10 years ago from NY Times Health

No matter how fast they run or how much experience they have, most runners can experience fear of exertional pain and concern about what to do when it hits during...

Things To Ponder While Eating Halloween Candy

10 years ago from Physorg

For kids, ringing a neighbor's doorbell, yelling "trick or treat," and receiving candy brings plenty of smiles, but for many the real fun of Halloween happens when you turn your...

Solitude contributes to a person's imagined intimacy with a TV character

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- If your best friend is a guy from "The Office" or a young doctor on "Grey's Anatomy," you may be relying too much on TV shows to fill...