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Study reveals how cops spot liars

The ability to effectively detect deception is a cornerstone of successful law enforcement, and now, the investigative interviewing techniques used by detectives and intelligence officers are available to everyone thanks to a new paper in the American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry . The paper’s author, UCLA professor of psychology R. Edward Geiselman, has been studying […]

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Experiments reveal aggression to be a “manhood-restoring tactic”

Manhood is difficult to earn and easy to lose; suggest experiments by University of South Florida psychologists that also showed aggression as the preferred way for men to hold onto this precarious status. “Gender is social,” explained researcher Jennifer K. Bosson in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science. “Men know this. They are powerfully […]

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Scans reveal brain’s in-built caste system

Reporting their findings in Current Biology, National Institute of Mental Health researchers say that people of higher subjective socioeconomic status show greater brain activity in response to other high-ranked individuals, while those with lower status have a greater response to other low-status individuals. The functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans show the differences registering in […]

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Why are the happiest places also suicide hotspots?

The happiest countries (and happiest U.S. states) have the highest suicide rates; say an international team of researchers, who have pulled together a study that attempts to explain this seemingly paradoxical situation. The study, appearing in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, shows that a range of nations including Canada, the United States, Iceland, […]

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Women: they don’t make ’em like they used to

A study of 16th century European skulls by North Carolina State University researchers has found that women are beginning to resemble men as differences in gender-associated craniofacial features become less over time. The study, appearing in the journalForensic Science International, examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries. Principal researcher, Dr. Ann Ross, […]

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Men fueling plastic surgery boom

Statistics released this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that more men are going under the knife to try and preserve their youthful looks. While cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up only 2 percent overall in 2010, many individual procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in […]

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Sex selection gender skew in East raises concerns

A preference for sons in China, India and South Korea combined with easy access to sex-selective abortions means that some provinces in China have 130 males for every 100 females, leading demographers to estimate that there may be a 20 percent “excess” of young men in the near future. The analysis, in the Canadian Medical […]

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Conservation scientists mull reconstruction of buddhas

Coordinated by UNESCO and the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a group of scientists is examining the debris left from the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas and considering whether reconstruction of the giant statues might be feasible. Located on the Silk Road, the 1,500 year-old works of art once formed the centerpiece of […]

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Testosterone: empathy killer

An administration of testosterone under the tongues of volunteers negatively affected their ability to “read” the minds of others, an indication of empathy. Interestingly, this effect is predicted by a fetal marker of prenatal testosterone, the 2D:4D ratio. The study, therefore, provides further support for the androgen theory of autism. The researchers, from Utrecht and […]

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Penile presence makes for abominable affairs

Men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated with another man, say University of Texas bonk boffins. But for women, it’s the opposite. They are more likely to continue dating a man who has had a heterosexual affair […]

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