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Here’s Why Pandas Are Black & White

Ever wondered why pandas are black and white? New scientific findings suggest possible explanations in terms of camouflage and communication. The paper is published in Behavioral Ecology. We all know the meme that describes the panda as not being racist because it is black, white, and Asian! But, did you ever stop and think as to

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Your Brain Has A Favourite Parent: Your Mom or Your Dad!

You might love your parents equally, but your brain doesn’t! Brain cells will give preference to the genes of one over the other, says a new study published in the journal Neuron. Regardless of whom you prefer among your parents, your brain makes its own choice! Its cells does not treat the two sets of DNA

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Your Brain Loves Poetry Even If It Doesn’t Understand Its Meaning, Says Science

Your brain reacts positively to lines of poetry of specific construction styles even if you do not actually grasp the literary meaning of the writing, says a new study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, which is the first to demonstrate this occurrence. Poetry is literary music—and your brain knows it. The new study shows how the

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Being Kind to Your Spouse is Rewarding to You!

Showing kindness to your spouse is rewarding in and of itself, says a new study published in the journal Emotion; the giver benefits emotionally through such compassionate acts. Kindness is a virtue, and with virtues come rewards. Now, science has brought forth evidence to what has been said since time immemorial. When you are being

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Save Money & Make Profits Using A 3D-Printer At Home!

Having your own 3D printer at home can help you not only to save large amounts of money but also to generate profits over 5 years, says a new study published in the journal Technologies. Investing in a relatively cheap 3-D printer for your household has proved to be a profitable endeavour: you basically make

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You’re A New Person Every Time You Wake Up!

A new person every time you wake up? A new study suggests that your brain resets itself during sleep. The findings published in the journal Science. Our brains are reset during sleep, the latter being the price we pay to have brains that are able to accommodate for the assimilation of new things—a theory called the

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Secret to Health & Happiness: Share Good News

The sharing of good news, and giving positive responses to it among romantic partners boost one’s health and happiness, according to findings which are to be presented at the 2017 Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention. Humans are social beings, gregarious by nature. Communication, therefore, plays a key role in our lives. Part

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Wanna Live Longer? Care For Others, Says Science!

Care for others, and show them emotional support, to live longer! New findings suggesting this effect are published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. The secret to living longer—if there is any, that is—has kept mankind on its toes. Perhaps, the key would be in focusing on one’s behaviour and attitude, instead of just on

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Music’s Effects on Mood Based on Genetics

Sounds like noise and music affect us emotionally, but in different ways, a variability possibly based on genetics. Such are the findings of a new paper published in Neuroscience. Humans are not indifferent to sounds. We are living beings who hear, with not only the ability to respond but with also susceptibilities. Previous research has shown

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Early Risers Not Meant to Work at Night

Early risers are not made to work at night, suggests a new study published in Experimental Brain Research. Reason? They will make more mistakes in their tasks. What’s with early risers and the night? Can they ever see eye-to-eye? They probably never will, suggests a new study conducted by researchers from Higher School of Economics

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Boosting Confidence By Manipulating the Brain

Self-confidence can be enhanced through the manipulation of brain activity, says a new study published in Nature Communications. Curing Depression By Boosting Self-Confidence? Without self-confidence, we will most likely not succeed in our endeavours. It is, indeed, a fundamental trait to be developed so that we can bring to fruition what we set out to

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