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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

'I Am Right for Your Child!' The Key to Winning Over Your Future in-Laws

Oct. 13, 2015 — The key to dealing with future in-laws who disapprove of your relationship may involve showing them what a good influence you are on their child, rather than manipulating them with gifts. An author ... read more

Why Hasn't He/she Replied Yet?

Oct. 5, 2015 — A study probes how factors that affect how quickly people respond to email. The researchers are also able to predict when an email thread will fizzle out. When users first email each other, they ... read more

Cheaters Sometimes Prosper on Facebook

Sep. 29, 2015 — What does it mean to cheat in a Facebook game like FarmVille? Is it any different from breaking the rules in a traditional videogame like World of Warcraft? New research shows that players often ... read more

To Email or Not to Email? For Those in Love, It's Better Than Leaving a Voice Message

Sep. 1, 2015 — In this digital age, an email can be more effective in expressing romantic feelings than leaving a voicemail message, a study study ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A researcher is working to make everyday objects easier to maintain so they last longer and don’t end up in a landfill. His first such creation is an easy-to-clean ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Rsearchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia or a fear of being without your mobile ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — If counting sheep is an abstract concept, or you are unable to visualize the faces of loved ones, you could have aphantasia -- a newly defined condition to describe people who are born without a ... read more

Shorter Women Have Shorter Pregnancies, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2015 — Shorter mothers have shorter pregnancies, smaller babies, and higher risk for a preterm birth. Investigators found that a mother's height directly influences her risk for preterm birth. They ... read more

Hot Chilli May Unlock a New Treatment for Obesity

Aug. 18, 2015 — A high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness, researchers have discovered. They investigated the association between hot chilli pepper receptors (TRPV1) ... read more

Titanium Rings Proving Problematic for Emergency Care Doctors

Aug. 13, 2015 — Rings made of titanium -- an increasingly popular alternative to gold and silver -- are giving emergency doctors a headache because they are so difficult to prize off swollen fingers, reveals a case ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Women's brains respond more to romantic cues on a full stomach than an empty one, new research demonstrates. The study explored brain circuitry in hungry versus satiated states among women who ... read more

Tetris Can Block Cravings, New Study Reveals

Aug. 13, 2015 — Playing Tetris on a smarthphone for as little as three minutes can weaken cravings for drugs, food and activities by as much as one-fifth, new research shows. In the first test of its kind to study ... read more

Searching the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge

Aug. 12, 2015 — Actively searching the Internet inflates our sense of the knowledge we actually possess because we fail to recognize the extent to which we rely on external sources for ... read more

Predicting the Weather or the Economy? How to Make Forecasts More Trustworthy

Aug. 12, 2015 — Attention all you would-be forecasters out there. Do you want people to think you know the future? Then predict with a high degree of certainty that something will happen. According to a new study, ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — From Austrian monks to American craft brewers, beer geeks are everywhere. But making a good beer not only depends on the best ingredients, but also the best yeast. Lagers now represent a whopping 94 ... read more

A Penny for Your Thoughts: How Much Is Your Time Really Worth?

Aug. 11, 2015 — A penny could in theory purchase 3 hours, 7 minutes and 30 seconds of thought based on basic calculations, scientists report. A new study examines the energy required to run a human brain and cost ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — What about a more chewable pasta or high protein cookies made with insects? 3-D printed food seems an interesting solution for healthier eating, spending less time to prepare meals and even fighting ... read more

Small Study Affirms Accuracy of Free Mobile App That Screens for Liver Disease in Newborns

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have verified the ability of a free smartphone app to accurately read, interpret and record the color of a newborn's poop as a possible early symptom of biliary atresia -- a rare ... read more

At What Age Does Hard Work Add a Shine to Lousy Prizes?

July 27, 2015 — Putting in a lot of effort to earn a reward can make unappealing prizes more attractive to kindergartners, but not to preschoolers, according to new research. The findings revealed that when ... read more

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