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Die-hard college sports fans defy expectations

When March Madness kicks off this week, you might expect the bleachers to be filled with alumni and students from the competing colleges. In fact, only about a third of die-hard college sports fans are alumni of their teams' ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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A more tolerant America?

As the nation's headlines turn more and more to issues of tolerance—race, religion, free speech, same sex marriage—research by San Diego State University Psychology Professor Jean M. Twenge shows that ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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Tonal languages require humidity

The weather impacts not only upon our mood but also our voice. An international research team including scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Psycholinguistics, Evolutionary Anthropology and Mathematics ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Social Sciences
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How Millennials get their news

Millennials are anything but "newsless," passive, or uninterested in civic issues, according to a new comprehensive study of the information habits of people age 18-34. The research looks closely at how members of the Millennial ...

dateMar 16, 2015 in Social Sciences
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