Human Nature

Only One-Third of Psychology Findings May Be Reliable - Now What?
wheels-in-head
August 28th, 2015
The ability to repeat a study and find the same results twice is a prerequisite for building scientific knowledge. It may surprise you to learn, then, that scientists do not often conduct – much less publish – attempted replications of existing studies.
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Insecure Men May Be More Prone to Violence
Flexed Muscles
August 26th, 2015
Researchers found that men who feel they fall short of society's "macho man" standards and are unhappy about it may be more likely to commit violent assaults using weapons than men who are comfortable with their masculinity.
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Women Are More Likely to Initiate Divorce, But Not Dating Breakups
unhappy couple
August 22nd, 2015
Women are more likely than men to initiate divorce in the United States, but they are no more likely than men to initiate breakups in a dating relationship, a new study finds.
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Why America Is Prone to Mass Shootings
Handgun lying on American flag.
August 26th, 2015
Violent crime is complex, but America's dual obsession with guns and fame may explain the nation's high rates of mass shootings.
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Women's Sexuality May Depend on Romantic Options
bored couple in bed
August 25th, 2015
Women who are less attractive are likelier to label themselves bisexual or lesbian, new research suggests.
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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week
The IceCube Lab at the South Pole, lit up by star trails in this photo taken in July 2015.
August 22nd, 2015
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
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People's Color Perception Changes with the Seasons
a field of yellow daisies on a summer day
August 14th, 2015
People perceive the color yellow differently in summer versus winter, perhaps because the difference in foliage requires a different color balance in the eye.
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What Household Dust Says About You
Household Dust
August 26th, 2015
Household dust contains menageries of microscopic life that differ greatly from each other depending of where a person lives, what pets a person has, and how many people in the house are male or female, researchers say.
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Will Future Generations Preserve the National Parks? (Op-Ed)
Yosemite National Park
August 25th, 2015
What's the best way to maintain U.S. national parks? Show up.
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Can You Trust Wikipedia on Science?
Wikipedia Main Page
August 20th, 2015
Controversial and more specific science pages on Wikipedia may contain less trustworthy, overly technical or limited information, research suggests.
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