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Hanger (Hunger Plus Anger) Explained By Science

Hanger is now a thing – it can be explained in terms of the physiology of the human body. Ever wondered how only some people get “hangry” (angry when hungry), and why does it even happen? Apparently, it has to do with brain and its appetite for sugar. Food is a basic need; our body is

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Why Don’t Women Like To Share Their Perfume With Their Female Friends?

A team of researchers have recently explored the unspoken reality of many women worldwide who don’t buy perfume for other females and who don’t share theirs either. The findings have been published in the journal Food Quality and Preference. One of the authors of the study, Bryan Howell, explains that some women do not share

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Children Watching Plump Cartoons Eat More High-Calorie Foods

You might want to keep your kids away from cartoons like The Simpsons. A new study has shown that children watching plump cartoon characters consume more high-calorie foods like cookies and candy. The paper has been published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. We are what we eat. We are also what we watch, apparently.

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This New Tech Allows You To Communicate With Dogs

While humans are the only creatures on Earth endowed with the faculty of speech, the ability of other animals to communicate with each other as well as with us cannot be ignored. Perhaps, we might even break this barrier future in the future. A new study might have paved the way for this: scientists from

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Using Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags Leads To Buying More Junk Food

Everything comes with a price. It seems that the price tag environmentally friendly bags meant to promote a green mindset is to the detriment of our own health: a new study suggests that “eco bags” cause people to buy more junk food. The study has been published in the Journal of Marketing. The researchers of

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Desire For Sex & Playing Violent Video Games Correlated

One of the characteristic features of our modern and technologically-advanced societies entails the sway the phenomenon of violent video games exerts over the hearts of thousands and thousands of people all across the world. Ever wondered as to why do people turn to them as a form of entertainment? A new study that has looked into

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Genetically Diverse Parents Have Taller Children

According to a new study, children are more likely to become taller, smarter and better educated when their parents share fewer genes; that is, the more distantly related the latter are, the greater is the chance of the offspring to have the qualities mentioned. The findings have been published in the journal Nature. Genetic diversity

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“Passive Frame Theory” Argues Consciousness Does Not Control Man’s Actions

While consciousness is more often than not described as being an active “authority” that exerts a certain level of control on one’s deeds, a researcher from San Francisco State University has come up with a theory that dictates the opposite. According to him, consciousness neither creates information nor influences one’s actions, but it only acts

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Proof: Kids With Better Memory Are Better Liars

Kids performing well at verbal memory tests are more likely to have their pants on fire. As per the results of a hidden-camera experiment, children who are good at memorising words are better at concocting lies. The findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, available on online database ScienceDirect. Children of 6 and

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New Study: Extroverts Tend To Be Less ‘Green’

A new study investigating personality types of individuals and their attitude towards green lifestyles. The results showed that extroverts are less likely to incline towards green options like switching off lights when not in use, and using their own bags when shopping. The study is available on ScienceDirecte. The habits of 204 people over the

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Creativity And Psychiatric Disorders Might Have Common Genetic Causes

According to a new study, one of the downsides of being creative is the alleged associated link with mental illness. The findings published in Nature Neuroscience claim that creativity and psychiatric disorders might have common genetic causes. The new research suggests that schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are linked with creativity through a set of genes.

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Rich Humans Will Transform Into Cyborgs Within 2 Centuries From Now

A historian from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yuval Noah Harari, claims that wealthy people living 2 centuries from now will have grown into “god-like” immortal cyborgs. Also, according to him, poor people alive in that era will eventually die out. Yuval Noah Harari, the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind, states

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