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What is Authenticity After The Expressive Fallacy?

'The Expressive Fallacy' is an article from 1983 which still reverberates through the art world. ...

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Why Do We Have Eyebrows? Finally We Have an Evolutionary Explanation

Why expressive brows might have mattered in human evolution...

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Anxiety, Depression, Sleep: A Lethal Cocktail if the Proportions are Wrong

People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety ...

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Lose Weight Without Exercise? Enter the Fat Conversion Patch

New patch aims to turn energy-storing fats into energy-burning fats ...

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Hot Tea Prevents Glaucoma

Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk ...

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Glycine: Cheap, Readily Available Energy. But From Where?

Researchers generate electricity from low-cost biomaterial ...

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What’s For Afterbirth? The Benefits, or Not, of Placenta Consumption

Research finds that consuming placentas has little to no effect on postpartum mood and maternal bonding...

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Adam, ‘Ad ‘Em: Science Asks What Makes Poetry Work

What gives poetry its aesthetic appeal? ...

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Will Humanity Succumb to Origami-Powered Soft Robots?

Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers ...

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Alchemical Ponderings – Where Exactly Does Gold Come From?

An international group of scientists reveals the mystery about the origin of gold ...

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The Flip Side: Are Blue Whales Left or Right ‘Handed’?

Scientists discover most blue whales are 'right-handed' - except when they swim upward ...

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Count Yourself Confident! Self-Esteem in Numbers

Discovered: The equation that can map self esteem in the brain...

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Smoke Weed, Get More Action. The Science

Regular marijuana use linked to more sex, Stanford study finds ...

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Psychedelic Drugs: Could they Actually LOWER Crime?

New study suggests psychedelic drugs may reduce criminal behavior ...

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Who Left the Ichthyosaur in The Storeroom Again?

New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom ...

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Don’t Go Breaking My Heart: The Cardiac Effects of Marriage Breakdown

Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs - at least for men ...

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If You Like it (Intact) Better Put a Ring on It: Frailty and Older Men

Frailty and older men: Study identifies factors that speed/slow progression ...

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Kidney Stoned? Does Cannabis Affect Kidney Function?

Study examines whether marijuana affects kidney function ...

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Universal Suffrage (Except for Thickies): Higher Education and Voting

Greater access to higher education could have reversed EU referendum result ...

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Nitwit! Egghead! Twerp! Searching for the Funniest Words

Booty, booby, nitwit and hooter among the words which make us laugh most ...

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How Intuitive Are You? (Whatever You Answered, You’re Probably Wrong)

People find it difficult to judge how good their intuitions are ...

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How Does Money Affect Thought?

Systematic research investigates effects of money on thinking, behavior ...

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When the Whine… Stops. How to Manipulate Mosquitoes

Researchers use light to manipulate mosquitoes ...

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Oi, Hairy! New Findings on the Neanderthal-Homo Sapiens Transition

Study sheds light on Neanderthal-Homo sapiens transition ...

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By the Breath of Horus! Genome Data from Egyptian Mummies

Study finds that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Near East...

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Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers. The Question isn’t *When*, It’s WHY?

Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming? ...

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What’s Your Drunk Personality?

Your personality may change when you drink, but less than you think ...

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Smile if You Want to Look Older (But Less Fun)

Smile and the world thinks you're older: Study ...

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Frog Slime: The Cure for the Common Cold… Almost

Frog slime kills flu virus ...

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