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'Plagiarists never do it once': meet the sleuth tracking down the poetry cheats

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The poet Ira Lightman stared at his laptop screen in disbelief. Could it be true? He was sitting on the sofa in his terrace house in Rowlands Gill, five miles ...

New Therapy Technique Offers Hope to Those with Fibromyalgia

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Psychotherapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. In the randomized clinical trial ...

New Fingerprint Test Can Detect Cocaine Use in Minutes

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Scientists have developed a fast-acting, highly sensitive fingerprint test to determine whether a person has recently used cocaine. The new tool comes as a result of the first large scale ...

Are You Happy You Voted

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New research shows that, in general, people who vote are “very happy” with their choices and those who did not vote doubt they did the right thing. In a study ...

Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The "Translation Problem"

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A new paper asks why neuroscience hasn’t had more “impact on our daily lives.” The article, Neuroscience and everyday life: facing the translation problem, comes from Dutch researchers Jolien C.

Our illusory sense of agency has a deeply important social purpose – Chris Frith

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I’m trying to concentrate on writing this piece, but my two grandchildren in the room next door have stopped making paper aeroplanes and started arguing. ‘You kicked me,’ yells Freya.

Still No Medications to Control Alcohol Dependency

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A new study shows no evidence of a pharmacological solution to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. Researchers specifically reviewed the benefits of nalmefene, naltrexone,

Florida governor under fire over nursing home voicemails left during hurricane

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Self-Control Does Not Become Exhausted as the Day Progresses

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New research dispels the prevailing theory that as we tire, we may reduce or lose self-control. For example, after a long day of work and carefully watching what you eat,

Why Does God Want to Kill Me?

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We know that we will die. Yet four out of every five younger adults aged between 18 and 29 believe in the afterlife. At the same time, fewer of them ...

Walking lifts your mood, even when you don’t expect it to

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By Christian Jarrett The mere act of putting one foot in front of the other for a few minutes has a significant beneficial impact on our mood, regardless of where ...

Scientists just discovered the first animal without a brain that sleeps

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It was well past midnight when Michael Abrams, Claire Bedrook and Ravi Nath crept into the Caltech lab where they were keeping their jellyfish. They didn't bother switching on the ...

Cross-cultural correction – for people in Japan, happiness isn’t associated with better health

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By Emma Young Feeling positive emotions is good for your physical health, right? There’s certainly evidence in support of the idea. But it’s mostly come from studies of people living ...

Karl Friston named as one of 22 researchers predicted to win a Nobel Prize

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Clarivate Analytics uses citations to forecast Nobel Prize winners by identifying extreme impact in research. Each year they mine millions of citations in the Web of Science to identify top-tier ...

Medications: Speak No Evil

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People like you are the reason people like me need medication. Charlie Bartlett — The Snark Handbook: A Reference Guide to Verbal Sparring As for me, medication is a necessary ...

Medications: Hear No Evil

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“I’m fine, but I’m bipolar. I’m on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I’m never ...

Quantitative sensory tests: are they stable over time?

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We use quantitative sensory testing (QST) to explore how somatosensory information is processed in the nervous system in people with painful conditions such as low back pain, fibromyalgia, and irritable ...

Publishers' Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub

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Sci-Hub, a widely-used website that provides access to pirated academic articles, is facing legal challenges from two major publishers—Elsevier and the American Chemical Society (ACS). The site, which was established ...

Preschoolers' Social Skills Can Make Up For Low Vocabulary

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Shy preschoolers with low vocabulary skills can still fit in quite well with their peers if they possess high-level social communication skills, according to a new study published in the ...

The Brainless Slime That Can Learn By Fusing

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Sometimes, Audrey Dussutour enters her lab in Toulouse to find that one of the creatures within it has escaped. They tend to do so when they’re hungry. One will lift ...

Psychiatric Medication Management

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One of the downsides of managing a mood disorder is that you will most likely need to control it with some sort of medication. There are antidepressants, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety, and ...

Conspirators in their own memory loss – findings from 53 patients with “psychogenic amnesia”

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By Christian Jarrett A person diagnosed with psychogenic amnesia complains of serious memory problems, sometimes even forgetting who they are, without there being any apparent physical reason for their symptoms ...

Parental Arguments in Front of Kids Can Be OK if Constructive

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Few parents want their children to hear them arguing. But new research suggests it may be OK as long as the parents handle disagreements in a constructive way. University of ...

How to make your own work open access

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From Harvard Open Access Project This page is part of the Harvard Open Access Project (HOAP). I first wrote these notes as an online handout for a talk at the ...

Why we need to get better at critiquing diagnosis

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This piece is based on my talk to the UCL conference ‘The Role of Diagnosis in Clinical Psychology’. It was aimed at an audience of clinical psychologists but should be ...

Moods Can Be Contagious

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New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be “picked up” or transferred from friends, but depression cannot. In the study, U.K. investigators examined whether friends’ moods can ...

Octlantis is a just-discovered underwater city engineered by octopuses

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Gloomy octopuses—also known as common Sydney octopuses, or octopus tetricus—have long had a reputation for being loners. Marine biologists once thought they inhabited the subtropical waters off eastern Australia and ...

A Challenge to the Textbooks on How We Learn about Our Surroundings

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Donald Hebb was a famed Canadian scientist who produced key findings that ranged across the field of psychology, providing insights into perception, intelligence and emotion. He is perhaps best known,

Children of today are better at delaying gratification than previous generations

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By Christian Jarrett If you believed the copious alarmist commentary in the newspapers, you’d fear for the future of our species. Today’s children, we’re told, are more hyperactive and technology ...

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'

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A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours. An analysis of a Neanderthal child's skeleton suggests that its brain was still developing at a time when ...

One in four teenage girls 'depressed'

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A quarter of girls and nearly one in 10 boys show signs of depression at the age of 14, say UK researchers. The findings come from more than 10,000 young ...

Metrics do not mean academia has been “hacked”

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Portia Roelofs and Max Gallien argue that the high altmetric score for a dire article defending colonialism is evidence that academia has been “hacked.” Academic articles are now evaluated according ...

12 Jobs That Make People Most Satisfied

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…and the 12 linked to the least satisfaction with life. The clergy are the happiest and most satisfied workers in America, a large US survey finds. 87% of them reported ...

A Major Biotech Company Has Been Hit With A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

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Synthetic Genomics, a major biotech firm founded by human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, has been hit by a gender discrimination lawsuit, after a former executive claimed that she and ...

Medicaid directors issue warning on new ObamaCare repeal bill

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Most Britons now want to stop Brexit, poll shows

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British people have turned their backs on Brexit, according to a new poll released just as Theresa May prepares to give a make-or-break speech on her plans for EU withdrawal.

Reeling in the years: dementia-friendly screenings make cinema accessible to all

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It’s a little after 1.30pm on a Wednesday and a crowd has gathered outside the Rio cinema in Dalston, east London. The first film of the day will not start ...

Should You Take that Job? 5 Signs Your Gut Says 'No'

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Most of the choices we make every day are simple and straight-forward: what to wear to work, what to eat for lunch, whether to go to sleep at a reasonable ...

Happy 70th birthday, Stephen King

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Bangor’s most famous resident celebrates his 70th birthday on Sept. 21, hot on the heels of the blockbuster release of “IT,” which is now the highest-grossing Stephen King film adaptation ...

Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times

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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has taken at least 24 flights on private charter planes at taxpayers’ expense since early May, according to people with knowledge of his ...

The last dance? Critically Endangered grebe’s mesmerising display filmed for first time

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Firstly, let us begin with the footage you all came to see: the mesmerising, headbanging, courtship display of the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi (Courtesy of Living Wild in South America): ...

May’s breakup speech made Brexit sound magical … if you’re drinking Bacardi

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I increasingly picture Brexit as one of those criminally underwhelming Christmas theme parks in which the UK specialises. You know the ones: visitors are sold expensive tickets to a magical ...

Surprise: Teens Growing Up More Slowly than in the Past

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For many, life has always been about doing things better, quicker and faster. While technology has fueled a business and consumer revolution, many people believe teenagers today also grow up ...

7 Benefits of Doodling You Might Not Know

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Do you doodle? I sure do. Just the other day, I found myself drawing out hexagons on the edge of a notebook. It happened during a meeting that I had ...

Lawmakers say they value open government. But not for themselves.

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Frustrated by the secrecy surrounding Obamacare repeal efforts earlier this year, transparency advocacy group American Oversight in March fired off a series of requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

Fidgeting Helps Kids with ADHD Concentrate

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Many a parent has expressed frustration when they watch their child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder squirm and fidget in school and while doing their homework, yet appear laser-focused and motionless ...

Too few antibiotics in pipeline to tackle global drug-resistance crisis, WHO warns

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Too few antibiotics are in the pipeline to tackle the global crisis of drug resistance, which is responsible for the rise of almost untreatable infections around the world, the World ...

Stress Over Sick Pet Can Lead to Mental Health Issues

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Caregiver stress is a familiar concern when someone cares for an elderly loved one. New research finds that caregivers of pets with chronic and terminal diseases face similar mental and ...

Reward Sensitivity May Protect Against Sleep-Related Depression

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Poor sleep is a well-known risk factor and symptom of depression, but a new study at Duke University looks at why not everyone who struggles with sleep becomes depressed. The ...

Four Disabled Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality

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Magdiel Sanchez, a 35-year-old Latino man, was sitting on his porch in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night as two law enforcement officers approached his house. He got up and walked ...
 

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