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These Facial Features Matter Most to First Impressions
First impressions of people, such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive, can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. And now a computer system can identify which facial features matter most to such first impressions.
LiveScience.com, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:23:50 GMT

Even a 5-Minute Run Is Great for Heart Health
Think you don't have time for a workout that will benefit your health? You may want to think again: A new study finds that running as little as 5 to 10 minutes a day may reduce the risk of death.
LiveScience.com, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:23:50 GMT

Holy Hogwarts! New 'Invisible' Materials Made with Light
Invisibility cloaks may not be a reality yet, but a new method of building materials with light could one day be used to make these kinds of cloaking devices, researchers say.
LiveScience.com, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:23:50 GMT

Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain's lesser known cells
When you're expecting something—like the meal you've ordered at a restaurant—or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:01:19 GMT

Gender disparities in cognition will not diminish
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, investigated the extent to which improvements in living conditions and educational opportunities over a person's life affect cognitive abilities and their implications for men and women.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:01:19 GMT

Facial features are the key to first impressions
A new study by researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of York shows that it is possible to accurately predict first impressions using measurements of physical features in everyday images of faces, such as those found on social media.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:01:19 GMT

How faces drive first impressions
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:10:03 GMT

Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:10:03 GMT

Dinosaurs' extinction 'bad luck'
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:10:03 GMT

Building 'invisible' materials with light
A new technique which uses light like a needle to thread long chains of particles could help bring sci-fi concepts such as cloaking devices one step closer to reality.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:10:05 GMT

New species of mayfly discovered in India
Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India. The larvae have light-brown heads with light-yellow antennae, and they grow to be about 4-5 millimeters in length. Adults are also about five millimeters long, and the males and females both lack hind wings.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:10:05 GMT

Hepatitis C virus genotype 1 most prevalent worldwide
In one of the largest prevalence studies to date, researchers from the UK provide national, regional, and global genotype prevalence estimates for the hepatitis C virus. Findings indicate that genotype 1 is the most prevalent worldwide, with over 83 million patients infected of which one-third reside in East Asia.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:10:05 GMT

Study: fist-bumping more hygienic than shaking hands
shaking hands Health care providers might want to switch to the "fist-bump" gesture, researchers say
World Science, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:12:40 GMT

Some women really do prefer mean guys, research suggests
What your guy pals told you may be true, according to new research.
World Science, Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:12:40 GMT

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