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Japanese Study Finds Children Harass Mall Robots
A Japenese study has found that some children like to harass and kick mall robots. (August 15, 2015)

Study Finds Moderate Alcohol Consumption Makes the Drinker Appear More Attractive
A new study has found moderate alcohol consumption makes the drinker appear more attractive. (March 12, 2015)

Study Finds Online Trolls Are Sadists and Psychopaths
A new study has found that online trolls are sadists and psychopaths who enjoy their trolling behavior. (February 15, 2014)

Scientists Use Virtual Reality to Test Moral Dilemmas Involving Certain Death of Humans
Scientists create virtual reality experiments to test moral dilemmas involving the death of humans. (January 18, 2014)

Psychologists Determine Visual Working Memory Abilities of Three and Four Year Olds
A study led by psychologists led by the University of Iowa found 3 year olds can hold 1.3 objects in visual working memory. (June 28, 2013)

CDC Finds Suicide Now Tenth Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
CDC has found that suicide rates have been climbing, especially in middle-aged adults. 38,364 people committed suicide in the U.S. in 2010. (May 6, 2013)

Heterosexual Men Give Clues About Their Strength When They Dance Say Scientists
Researchers from Northumbria University say heterosexual men signal clues about their strength when they dance. (January 30, 2013)

Researchers Revisit Famous Stanford Marshmallow Test With Added Factor of Reliability
Scientists from the University of Rochester have revisited the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment from the 1960s that tested how long a child would hold out before consuming a yummy fluffy white marshmallow. (October 14, 2012)

Study by Japanese Researchers Finds Looking at Cute Images Improves Concentration
The Wall Street Journal reports on a study by Japanese scientists that found looking at cute images can improve concentration. (September 30, 2012)

Study Finds Toddlers Enforce Social Norms, Object When People or Puppets Break the Rules
Psychologists have conducted studies that show toddlers can easily identify social norms and will raise objections when they are not followed. (July 28, 2012)

Researchers Develop Method for Identifying Arrogant Bosses
A new measure of arrogance, developed by researchers at The University of Akron and Michigan State University, can help organizations identify arrogant managers before they have a costly and damaging impact. (July 25, 2012)

Scientists Explain Fat Bastard's Vicious Eating Cycle
Fat Bastard was an obese Scottish henchman hired by Dr. (May 26, 2012)

Stanford Study Finds Nearly 30% of Americans Have Sleepwalked
A new study from Stanford University School of Medicine researchers has found that nearly 30% of U. (May 14, 2012)

Chewing Gum Negatively Impacts Short-Term Memory Recall Say Scientists
The results of several experiments were published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. (April 29, 2012)

UCLA Study Finds People Perceive Men Carrying Guns as Bigger Than They Actually Are
UCLA anthropologists asked hundreds of Americans to guess the size and muscularity of four men based solely on photographs of their hands holding a range of easily recognizable objects, including handguns. (April 13, 2012)

German Researchers Claim Heartbeats Reveal Personality Traits
German researchers from Freie Universitat Berlin say personality traits are revealed in people's heartbeat signatures. (March 12, 2012)

Researchers Say Words Using Letters Typed on Right Side of Keyboard Invoke More Positive Emotions
Researchers say they have found that words spelled with letters on the right of the keyboard are associated with more positive emotions than words spelled using letters on the left side. (March 7, 2012)

Researchers Easily Able to Mislead Preschoolers Using Pointing Gesture
Researchers at the University of Virginia found they were able to easily mislead preschoolers by using a pointing gesture. (February 29, 2012)

Study Finds People Who Fear Spiders Perceive Them as Larger Than They Actually Are
A new study, published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders, found that people who fear spiders see the spiders as larger than they actually are. (February 24, 2012)

Scientists Reconstruct Rough Images of Movie Clips People are Watching From Brain Scans
Scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, have used brain scans to reconstruct rough computer reconstructions of videos that people are watching. (September 25, 2011)

Study Finds Humans Reactions Became Faster and More Forceful When They See Red
A new research study has found that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful. (June 3, 2011)

Study Finds Falling in Love Will Cost You Two Close Friends
Do you want to fall in love? It will probaby cost you two close friends. (September 15, 2010)

Scientists Determine Which Dance Moves Make Men Most Appealing to Women
Researchers from Northumbria University says they have identified the male dance moves that best influence female perceptions of whether their dance skills are good or bad. (September 7, 2010)

Study Finds Lucky Charms Can Boost Performance
Many athletes are very superstitious. (July 13, 2010)

Video of Massive Guatemala Sinkhole
Here is a video of the giant sinkhole - 66 feet wide and 100 feeet deep - that swallowed an entire intersection in Guatemala City during Tropical Storm Agatha. (June 1, 2010)