Melissa Matthews

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How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

A paw on the leg. A nose nuzzling against your arm. Maybe even a hop onto your lap.<p>Dogs always seem to know when you're upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?<p>Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to …

Mars One Narrows List Of Wannabe Martians For 2025 Colony

A private company hoping to populate Mars has narrowed its applicant pool by 99.5 percent. Here's a by-the-numbers look at the remaining 1,058 applicants.<p>The number of Earthlings looking at a potential one-way ticket to Mars has just shrunk by 99.5 percent.<p>People started applying for a voyage to …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Why Are Men's Noses Bigger Than Women's? Mystery Solved

Larger schnozzes help men take in more oxygen to fuel their muscles.<p>Men, your noses are indeed growing—but not from telling tall tales.<p>In a new study, researchers at the University of Iowa report that male noses are about 10 percent larger than female noses, on average, for a given body size.<p>The …

Dogs Watch Human Interactions To Assess Quality Of Treats

Evidence that pet dogs gather intel by watching people talking with each other<p>Ever get that feeling you're being watched? Well, if you're a dog-owner, you may have a point. Dogs are able to watch people's interactions with one another to determine who holds yummier treats, according to a new …

Music gives people a voice when words fail them at the end of their lives

All that was dear to me, down below the sea<br>I cannot hold this piece of driftwood<br>When life abandons me<i><br>Liz, a patient at the Sobell House hospice, 2013</i><p>In palliative care, when clients and their therapists get to know one another they do so with a shared knowledge, whether voiced or not, that while …

The cheerleader effect: how you can look good in a group

A study published last week by scientists at the University of California, San Diego suggests that people look more attractive when seen in the presence of others than when viewed as individuals, a phenomenon known as the "cheerleader effect". But why does it happen? And what can we do with …