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It’s only wrong when YOU do it! The psychology of hypocrisy

Hypocrisy seems to be everywhere lately. How do people reconcile themselves to saying one thing and doing another? And are there benefits?<p>Thriller: why do our brains allow us to enjoy being scared?<p>In these times of political turmoil, aggressive online discourse, “post-truth” society and lord knows …

Critical Thinking

New Research Confirms That Kids Get Their Intelligence From Mom

Science just proved what your mom has been saying all along.<p>When it comes to your IQ, "I got it from my mama" couldn't be more accurate. New research featured in <i>Psychology Spot</i> says people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they're from your mother or father — and …

Wine Is Good for Your Brain, According to Science

Let's drink to that, shall we?<p>Wine lovers can be pretty pumped about the latest research.<p>According to a study published in <i>Frontiers in Human Neuroscience</i>, master sommeliers — or wine experts — have acute senses of smell, along with larger, thicker parts of the brain. It's thought that this …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

IBM launches quantum computing for the rest of us

Soon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t be the only semi-average person who can talk a good quantum computing game.<p>On Wednesday, IBM …

Apple's iPhone may get new screen, wireless charging next year

The popular smartphone may get a complete makeover in 2017, a year earlier than previously predicted, according to a reliable Apple analyst.<p>Apple may revamp its lineup of iPhones next year to include a new casing, new curved display and wireless charging, according to a reliable analyst.<p>An iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Ads on news sites gobble up as much as 79% of users' mobile data

It's the principle reason that carriers like Three in Italy and the UK, and Digicel in the Caribbean, announced plans to roll out network-level mobile ad blocking for their customers. Shine, the company that provides that ad blocking technology, claims mobile ads use 10-50% of user's data plans.<p>A …

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