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The science of why we lie

We tell 10 lies every week – but what’s the reasoning behind so many untruths?<p>Lying can often be easier and kinder than the truth, and anybody who claims they’ve never lied is probably lying right then. But it’s surprising to see the stark figure that we lie, on average, <b>ten times a week</b><b>.</b> The small …

Psychology

Smokers learn to cut down while they sleep

A single session of aversive smell conditioning administered during sleep reduces smoking for several days.<p>Any smoker can tell you how hard it is to kick the habit. Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs that we know of, and smoking is one of the deadliest of habits, killing more than 5 …

This Single Protein Influences How Your Brain Copes With Stress

Scientists have discovered that a single brain protein can make some people more vulnerable to depression than others.<p>New research has suggested that …

Neuroscience

1 in 5 U.S. high school students uses tobacco, CDC says

One-fifth of the nation's high school students say they have smoked in the past 30 days, and nearly half of them admit to having experimented with smoking at least once in their lives, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The report, published Thursday in the …

Is your grandmother a secret alcoholic?

Our national drinking habits have changed – you may not recognise the modern alcoholic<p>Picture an alcoholic and it’s likely a very specific image comes to mind. Young lads falling out of nightclubs or middle-aged men with ruddy cheeks are the typical stereotypes, but drinking statistics suggest that …

England