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People who travel alone might actually be more intelligent

Using data from a long-term survey of 15,000 people, aged 18 to 28, psychologists determined that those who lived in cities were generally less happy than those who lived in rural areas and people tended to report higher life satisfaction when they saw their friends more often.<p>The study justified …

Here's How Accurate Your Gut Instincts Are When You Meet Someone New

When you meet someone new, use your gut instincts with caution. This story on a serial killer shows how gut instincts react to people we should be …

Don't you ever lie! Study shows brain 'adapts' to dishonesty

The more you lie, the easier it gets. And the easier it gets, the better you become at it. Researchers in London claim they can prove something of an …

Study links dispositional mindfulness to lower obesity risk and less belly fat

A study of nearly 400 people finds that those who exhibited more ‘dispositional mindfulness’, or awareness of and attention to their current feelings …

How the mind sharpens the senses: Study finds Zen meditation improves sense of touch

A study conducted with experienced scholars of Zen-Meditation shows that mental focussing can induce learning mechanisms, similar to physical …

Anti-smoking messages can make it harder for people to quit, research suggests

Public health policies targeted at smokers may actually have the opposite effect for some people trying to quit, according to new evidence released …

Four in 10 Americans want wall on Canadian border

Failed Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker may feel some vindication in this number: 41 per cent of Americans say that if a wall is built along the Mexican border, one should also be erected on the Canadian one. And yes, the same percentage favours a wall erected along the nation's …

The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

Corpses can be brought to orgasm, turkeys will mate with a head on a stick, and other bizarre factoids<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and sometimes guessing and getting lucky). But sometimes we wonder how certain experiments came to be in the …

The evidence is in: there is no language instinct – Vyvyan Evans

Imagine you’re a traveller in a strange land. A local approaches you and starts jabbering away in an unfamiliar language. He seems earnest, and is …

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