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Fear of spiders, snakes is learnt… very quickly

A new meta-study appearing in Current Directions in Psychological Science reviews research with infants and toddlers, and finds that we aren’t born afraid of spiders and snakes, but we can learn these fears very quickly. One theory about why we fear spiders and snakes is that natural selection may have favored people who stayed away […]

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Petite Nuke Exchange Could Derail Global Climate




Two new studies predict that even a small-scale regional nuclear war could produce as many fatalities as all of World War II, disrupt the global climate for a decade or more and impact nearly every person on Earth. Appearing in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, the studies were compiled by researchers from the […]




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