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Nightmares May Be Beneficial, New Research Suggests

For decades people have been worrying about whether nightmares affect the quality of sleep that we get. For most people, though, we can be fairly sure that all dreams – even nightmares – are beneficial to the restorative function that has sleep. When we sleep, we pass through several stages: light sleep, deep sleep and […]

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Women Are Currently Considered As Competent As Men – If Not More

A lot of research has been done on women’s rights over the past 70 years. Most recently, a new study published in American Psychologist has done some detailed work in this area, and their conclusion is as follows: women are currently considered just as competent as men, if not more. “Challenging the traditional claims that […]

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Ultra-Strict Discipline May Hurt A Child’s Brain

We’ve known for some time that extremely strict discipline is bad for children: the more severe the discipline at home is, the more likely that the children themselves will turn into bad parents with antisocial and aggressive behavior. Now, a new study conducted by the University of Montreal has provided another reason why too much […]

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Can Children Be Turned Into Aquaman? Possibly

Is it possible to see underwater with clarity, just with our bare eyes? Anna Gislen, from Lund University in Sweden, says that it may be possible. To test her hypothesis, she set up an experiment where she analyzed how good the vision of Moken children is, who have lived on the islands of Southeast Asia […]

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Climate Change May Have A Huge Affect On Poverty

A new preliminary report by the United Nations Human Rights Council has suggested that climate change may result in hundreds of millions of people being pushed back into poverty, thus potentially cancelling the past fifty years of progress in worth health and poverty reduction. Climate change, according to the report, can easily result in food […]

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Why Do Our Brains Love Gossip?

New research from PNAS has shown that the brain enjoys new information as much as it enjoys receiving an amount of money. In addition, the same area of the brain is activated as when a person earns money, with the same dopamine hit. “For the brain, information is its own reward, regardless of whether it […]

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What Determines If A Lost Wallet Is Returned? Science Has The Answer

If you find a lost wallet, would you return it? A new study has analyzed this question and come to some very surprising results. According to this study, published in Science, the more money there is in a wallet, the more likely it is to be returned. That goes completely against what I had personally […]

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