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Angels and demons

No country's legal system is made with children in mind, but that has not stopped large numbers of children from becoming involved with it. Last year alone, an astonishing 50,000 children testified in UK courts for one reason ...

dateJun 02, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Researchers measure the value of a smile

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at Bangor University have placed an economic value on a smile, demonstrating scientifically the effect that a genuine smile can have on our decision-making. The psychologists call this ‘social ...

dateMay 10, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Talk to the animals (w/ video)

When African Grey parrots talk, do they mimic sounds or consciously understand their speech? Irene Pepperberg, a comparative psychologist at both Brandeis and Harvard universities believes African Greys actually know what ...

dateMay 02, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Monkey recall memory mirrors that of humans

A new study shows for the first time that monkeys can recall and reproduce simple shapes from memory. Identifying this recall ability is critical to our understanding of the evolution of memory and other cognitive abilities, ...

dateApr 28, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Research shows good cop beats bad cop

Even the most horrible criminals feel guilt, and according to new research from the University of Montreal, playing on that sentiment might be a good way to extract a confession. In order to gain a better understanding of ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Social Sciences
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