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The Hangover: Part N+1

Developing a hangover doesn't prevent or even significantly delay the next drinking bout. Sophie Bushwick reports 

 

March 11, 2014 — Sophie Bushwick

"Game Face" Evolved as Plea for Help

The determination on children's faces as they struggled with a difficult task was not observed in chimpanzees involved in the same study, suggesting that the expression is an evolutionary trait...

March 5, 2014 — Stephanie Pappas and LiveScience

Celebrity Auction Prices Depend on Contact and Character

The magical thinking concept of contagion, the transfer of essence through objects, comes into play at celebrity auctions, where items that were in close physical contact with the celeb fetch bigger bucks than other goods they owned...

March 4, 2014 — Allie Wilkinson

Your Memory May Be Edited

Recent and easily retrievable information can overwrite the details of memories, thus altering them in your mind. Christie Nicholson reports

March 2, 2014 — Christie Nicholson

Embrace Your Inner Eccentric

How a desire to stand out from the crowd shapes behavior and creative thinking

February 27, 2014 — Hans-Peter Erb and Susanne Gebert

Fear of Risk Linked to Stress Hormone in Bankers

Ever since the financial crisis that started in 2007, the business sector has brought more attention to how individual physical reactions can affect the world trading floor

February 21, 2014 — Andre Spicer and The Conversation
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