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  • Gender and Racial Bias Can Be "Unlearned" During Sleep
    Source: The GuardianPlaying auditory cues during sleep partially undid biases, raising possibility of using the technique to make permanent behavioral changes. In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, the overlords use “sleep teaching” to condition children to submit to their sinister moral values. Now scientists have found a more noble purpose for the technique in a study that suggests deep-rooted biases about race and gender could be “unlearnt” during a short nap... more...

  • The Psychology of Getting Kids (and Spouses) to Eat Better
    Source: CBS News - HealthwatchResearchers test which works better, positive messages about healthy foods or warnings about what not to eat. more...

  • Western Women Who Join Islamic State Defy "Jihadi Bride" Stereotype
    Source: Reuters - World NewsWestern women joining Islamic State are increasingly from comfortable backgrounds and often well educated with romantic notions of adventure often quickly dispelled by the harshness of life as a "Jihadi bride", according to a British research report. more...

  • 1 in 20 People Has Hallucinated, International Survey Finds
    Source: Yahoo News - ScienceAbout 1 in 20 people in the general population has experienced at least one hallucination in their lifetime that wasn't connected to drugs, alcohol or dreaming, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed information from more than 31,000 people in 18 countries who were interviewed as part of a mental health survey from the World Health Organization. Participants were asked whether they had ever heard voices or seen things that didn't exist,... more...

  • Sony Hack Exposed Gender Inequality in Hollywood, Says Clooney
    Source: The GuardianThe Tomorrowland star says talks over unequal pay are the ‘only good thing that came’ out of the leaked emails. While criticising last year’s Sony hack as “an abomination”, George Clooney has also said it was a positive force in bringing about a renewed conversation about the pay gap between men and women in Hollywood... more...

  • Spare Rib: 21 Years of Radical Feminist Magazine Goes Online
    Source: The GuardianDigital archive of all 239 editions of publication charting grassroots feminist movement aims to reach new generation of readers. Spare Rib, the radical magazine charting the grassroots feminist movement for 21 years from the early 1970s, summed up an era and a movement. Now its often challenging debates during an important period for women’s liberation, can be accessed online thanks to an ambitious project by the British Library. All 239... more...

  • Glancing at Rooftop Greenery Can Boost Concentration Levels
    Source: ScienceDailyGlancing at a grassy green roof for only 40 seconds markedly boosts concentration, a new study concludes. The green roof provided a restorative experience that boosted those mental resources that control attention, researchers say. more...

  • Exposure to Street Noise Linked to Obesity
    Source: Time MagazineLiving next to a busy thoroughfare may affect more than just your mental well-being. more...

  • Do Chimps Have Rights? Judge Weighs Fate of Leo and Hercules
    Source: CBS News - U.S. NewsLawyer seeking to free 2 chimps from Stony Brook University tells judge their confinement for research is akin to slavery. more...

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Americans Support Equal Rights for Animals
    Source: CBS News - Science and TechnologyNew poll finds nearly one-third of Americans think animals deserve equal rights. more...

  • Eight Ads That Shatter Tired Gender Stereotypes
    Source: The GuardianAs the Cannes Lions festival creates a new award to recognise advertising that challenges gender norms, we look at some of the best past examples. Glass is a wonderful thing. Windows, vases, spectacles, marbles. Such a shame about that whole glass-ceiling thing, isn’t it? Really tarnishes the whole image of glass. At least the Cannes Lions festival has managed to turn it into something positive, in the form of their new Glass Lion award,... more...

  • India's First Transgender College Principal
    Source: BBC News - Asia-PacificManobi Bandyopadhyay has endured discrimination and heartbreak on her way to becoming India's first transgender college principal, writes Soutik Biswas. more...

  • Delayed Cord Cutting at Birth Tied to Better Skills in Childhood
    Source: Google News - HealthWaiting a few minutes to clamp the umbilical cord after birth is tied to better motor and social skills later in childhood - especially for boys, suggests a new study. Delaying cord clamping is already known to benefit babies by increasing iron more...

  • Vatican Says Irish Marriage Vote Is a "Defeat for Humanity"
    Source: CBS News - World NewsPredominantly Catholic nation held a public referendum on same-sex marriage, and the result has left the Catholic Church disappointed. more...

  • Cigarette Warnings on Packages Work Better with Pictures
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthGruesome photographs on cigarette packages may deliver more effective anti-smoking messages than words, a new analysis finds. Researchers reviewed previous studies comparing images to text warnings on cigarette boxes and found pictures commanded more attention, elicited stronger emotional reactions, summoned more negative attitudes and made it more likely that smokers would vow to quit. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words – that... more...

  • Figures of French Resistance Inducted Into Paris Pantheon
    Source: Yahoo News - Top HeadlinesFrance is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism. more...

  • George W. Bush Reportedly Offered to Officiate Same-Sex Wedding
    Source: CBS News - Top HeadlinesThe former president offered to marry a lesbian couple from Kennebunkport, Maine, according to the Boston Globe. more...

  • Anticipating Temptation May Prevent Unethical Decisions
    Source: Google News - HealthA recent study may have solved the psychological mystery of why good people do bad things. This question has haunted humankind for centuries, but these new findings offer new insights into what causes people give resist or give into temptation... more...

  • Memory Loss Is Not Always the First Sign of Alzheimer’s
    Source: Yahoo News - HealthWhile memory loss is thought to be a classical first sign of Alzheimer’s disease, some middle-aged people and younger seniors may initially experience different cognitive problems such as trouble with language or problem solving, a large U.S. study suggests. Researchers reviewed data on early symptoms for almost 8,000 Alzheimer’s patients and found one in four people under age 60 had a chief complaint unrelated to memory, though memory was... more...

  • Infections Linked to Lower IQ Scores
    Source: ScienceDailyNew research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation between infection levels and impaired cognition. more...

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