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  • Why Do Clowns Scare Us So Much?

    Why Do Clowns Scare Us So Much?0

    For many people, the first word that comes to mind when talking about clowns is ‘creepy’. 

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  • Only Non-Depressed See Monster In The Mirror

    Only Non-Depressed See Monster In The Mirror4

    See the monster in the mirror? If so, you are not depressed. “And certainly the glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bright silvery mist. In another moment Alice was through the glass, and had jumped lightly down into the Looking-glass room.” As you may have guessed, this is an excerpt from “Through

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  • Drug Labeling Influences Effects Of Painkillers

    Drug Labeling Influences Effects Of Painkillers0

    New insights on the placebo effect. A study published this month in Science Translational Medicine by Rami Burstein’s group from Harvard Medical School, describes some aspects of the so-called placebo effect. The placebo effect is seen when an inert substance or treatment with no biological activity turns out to have some therapeutic effect and benefits

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  • Women Are Better Than Men At Multi-tasking

    Women Are Better Than Men At Multi-tasking1

    Women beat men in combining tasks, especially under pressure. It seems to be a common belief that women perform better than men at multi-tasking, but there has not been any scientific evidence for that so far. Or at least until Oct. 24th 2013, when for the first time the paper entitled “Are women better than men

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  • Infants Give a Helping Hand, Even When You Look Like an Egg

    Infants Give a Helping Hand, Even When You Look Like an Egg0

    Babies are kind little creatures, new research suggests.  A baby’s first year of life is all take and very little give. “Change my nappy!” “Feed me!” “Me! Me! Me!” We all start out as very demanding, seemingly thankless creatures. But collectively we make up one of the most social species on Earth. As we develop,

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  • Being Hangry: The Science behind Hunger and Mood

    Being Hangry: The Science behind Hunger and Mood0

    Research on the link between low glucose levels and aggressive behavior. Where are our meals? The service at this restaurant is awful. We’ve been waiting for an hour and have yet to even see a glimpse of our appetizers! Those people ordered after us and they just got their food! I’m starving! Don’t tell me

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