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Too many sisters affect male sexuality

Growing up with lots of sisters makes a man less sexy. For rats, anyway. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that the sex ratio of a male rat's family ...

dateOct 21, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Moral dilemma scenarios prone to biases

Picture the following hypothetical scenario: A trolley is headed toward five helpless victims. The trolley can be redirected so that only one person's life is at stake. Psychologists and philosophers have been using moral ...

dateDec 14, 2009 in Social Sciences
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New study may lead to MRIs on a nanoscale

( -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the nanoscale and the ever-elusive quantum computer are among the advancements edging closer toward the realm of possibility, and a new study co-authored by a UC Santa ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Quantum Physics
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Darkness increases dishonest behavior

Darkness can conceal identity and encourage moral transgressions; thus Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in "Worship" in The Conduct of Life (1860), "as gaslight is the best nocturnal police, so the universe protects itself by pitiless ...

dateMar 01, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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