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Brain Changes Make Some Older Adults More Vulnerable to Scams

For the first time, researchers have found a biological basis for financial exploitation in the elderly. The team is led by a Cornell University scientist with collaborators at York University in Toronto.

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Products Can Be Pals When You’re Lonely, but It May Cost You, Study Finds

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According to a new study, it appears humanlike products do keep people from seeking out normal human interaction, which is typically how people try to recover from loneliness. However, there are limits to this phenomenon, and the long-term consequences are unclear, the researchers said.

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Puppets Provide Voice During Times of Political Unrest

Puppets are an effective tool for social change. Iowa State's Amanda Petefish-Schrag says throughout history, puppets have helped bring “the voice of the people to light," and she's using some unusual materials to build the puppets to tell those stories.

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Researchers Find Video Games Influence Sexist Attitudes

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The images and roles of female characters in video games send a powerful message that can influence the underlying attitudes of gamers. Iowa State and French researchers found a link between video game exposure and sexism in a new study of more than 13,000 adolescents.

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UK Marketing Professor Finds New Connections Between Body Image and Spending

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New research finds new parallels between idealized body images in advertising and consumer spending.

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Evolving ‘Lovesick’ Organisms Found Survival in Sex

Being ‘lovesick’ takes on a whole new meaning in a new theory which answers the unsolved fundamental question: why do we have sex?

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Panel to Discuss Civil Rights Issues for Threatened Groups

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Second panel to discuss Civil Rights Issues.

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Is Personal Adversity Contributing to Political Polarization?

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Unexpected life events can lead to political polarization, pushing moderates toward the spectrum’s extremes, according to study co-authored by UB psychologist.







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