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  • Latest estimate of psychopathy in the general population

    Psychopaths are more likely than the average person to end up in jail. People with psychopathy often deceive & manipulate others, are unable to love, feel shallow emotions, and show little remorse or shame. Since many of these traits makes one more likely to flout the law, there are many more psychopaths (as a proportion)… Read More »Latest estimate of psychopathy in the general population

  • Infants who stare longer at unexpected events have more ‘explanation-based curiosity’ later in life

    Human infants come pre-loaded with some understanding of basic physics (naïve physics). We know this from how infants behave when they encounter events that seemingly defy the laws of physics. For example, infants stare longer at physically impossible events (eg., an object moving through a wall) than at possible events (eg., an object hitting a… Read More »Infants who stare longer at unexpected events have more ‘explanation-based curiosity’ later in life

  • Study finds no connection between intensity of social media use and wellbeing

    People who spend a lot of time of social media are often thought of as seeking approval and likely to be unhappy in real life. However, there is little scientific evidence for any direct connection between social media use and wellbeing. In fact, several review studies have found that any reported effects of social media… Read More »Study finds no connection between intensity of social media use and wellbeing

  • More than a third of children in the US don’t know how meat gets to the table

    More than a third of children in the US (aged 4-7) think cheese, bacon, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, shrimp, and hamburgers come from plants, a new study found. Researchers who asked children to categorize food items into ‘animal-based’ and ‘plant-based’ for the study, also found that nearly half of the children in this age-group think… Read More »More than a third of children in the US don’t know how meat gets to the table

  • Dogs tilt their head when processing meaningful stimuli

    A few months ago, researchers identified a handful of dogs that are astonishingly fast at learning the names of toys. These “genius dogs” were found to have the ability to learn the names of hundred of toys, and have since become the focus of many scientific studies. A new study featuring these gifted canines throws… Read More »Dogs tilt their head when processing meaningful stimuli