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Human Quirks: Living Well
February 23, 2017

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Dec. 15, 2016 — The next generation of toys could be controlled by the power of the mind, thanks to new ... read more

Dec. 12, 2016 — Mozart may enhance a man's performance in board games - while AC/DC may hinder their chances, according to new ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A lightweight bicycle constructed from abandoned golf clubs bought for just 99p from eBay has been created by a graphic design student in England. The unusual mode of transport was designed to ... read more

Mouse Mutants With Sleep Defects May Shed Light on the Mysteries of Sleep

Nov. 2, 2016 — The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice has yielded two interesting mutants, Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless, which lacks rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — Is social media good for you, or bad? Well, it's complicated. A study of 12 million Facebook users suggests that using Facebook is associated with living longer -- when it serves to maintain and ... read more

Will Pedestrians Walk Freely in a World of Self-Driving Cars?

Oct. 26, 2016 — Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — The idea of eating bugs has created a buzz lately in both foodie and international development circles as a more sustainable alternative to consuming meat and fish. Now a report examines how the ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Psychology researchers have discovered evidence of a genetic basis for fearing dental treatment. The authors found that some of the genes that influence fear of pain likely also influence dental ... read more

Apple, Lettuce Can Remedy Garlic Breath

Sep. 23, 2016 — Garlic -- consumers either love or hate the taste, but one thing is for certain, no one likes it when the scent of it sticks around on their breath. Now, garlic lovers may have a new solution to ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists. In a first-of-its-kind study published just ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — The way people walk can give clues to how aggressive they are, a new exploratory study has found. The work found that the exaggerated movement of both the upper and lower body indicated ... read more

Sep. 9, 2016 — Turns out bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up. Rutgers researchers have disproven the widely accepted notion that it's OK to scoop up ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a low-cost plastic material that could become the basis for clothing that cools the wearer, reducing the need for energy-consuming air ... read more

Aug. 30, 2016 — Scientists used a rigorous study design to assess the biological impact of meditation compared to vacation. The researchers found that a resort vacation provides a strong and immediate impact on ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Our increasing reliance on the Internet and the ease of access to the vast resource available online is affecting our thought processes for problem solving, recall and learning. In a new article, ... read more

Don't Scan So Close to Me: Sting's Musical Brain Scanned

Aug. 15, 2016 — What does the 1960s Beatles hit 'Girl' have in common with Astor Piazolla's evocative tango composition 'Libertango'? Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the ... read more

Backup Plans May Keep You from Achieving Your Goal, Research Shows

Aug. 11, 2016 — When it comes to setting organizational and personal goals, making a backup plan has been seen as a sensible way to deal with uncertainty -- to be prepared if things don't go as expected. ... read more

We Understand That Social Media Does Not Equal Social Interaction

Aug. 11, 2016 — If you worry that people today are using social media as a crutch for a real social life, a study will set you at ease. A new study found that people are actually quite adept at discerning the ... read more

Believe It or Not: Exercise Does More Good If You Believe It Will

Aug. 11, 2016 — People benefit more from exercise when they believe it will have a positive effect, new research indicates. A psychologist and his team have conducted a study demonstrating that test subjects derive ... read more

Reducing the Harms of Alcohol Through Weaker Beer

Aug. 10, 2016 — Could a small drop in the alcohol content of beer or other drinks reduce the harmful effects of alcohol in society at large? A new review, which explores the evidence, suggests this approach may be ... read more

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