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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Children

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Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically.

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Economy Flyers Unite! Research Shows Air Rage a Product of Class Difference

We blame air rage on long flight delays, shrinking seats and a general decline in civility. But the first empirical research study into the phenomenon pegs another culprit -- class inequality -- for the reason passengers lose it when taking to the so-called friendly skies.

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Neuroscientists Find Evidence for ‘Visual Stereotyping’

The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ faces in ways that conform to these stereotypes, neuroscientists at New York University have found.

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East Asian Art Prof Documents Early Chinese Mosques

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Research by Nancy Steinhardt, chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, shows that mosques, and ultimately Islam, have survived in China because the Chinese architectural system is adaptable.

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Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them

Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income — but only among families with children, a new study has found.

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Videogame Addiction Linked to ADHD

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Young and single men are at risk of being addicted to video games. The addiction indicates an escape from ADHD and psychiatric disorder.

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Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability in American Cities and Towns

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While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in adopting concrete sustainability plans.

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Coping with the Death of Prince, Icons

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Vitamins May Protect Against Nerve Damage in Breast Cancer Treatment, and more Cancer News in the Newswise Channels

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Penn Psychologists Study Intense Awe Astronauts Feel Viewing Earth From Space

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Astronauts who experience Earth from orbit often report feelings of awe and wonder, of being transformed by what they describe as the magic such a perspective brings. This phenomenon is called the "overview effect," and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center are studying it to better understand the emotions astronauts commonly recount.

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Mexico’s First Real Attempt to Legalize Cannabis

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In this opinion piece, Fernanda Alonso, an Associate at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, discusses Mexico’s marijuana policy changes.

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A Shot in the Dark: New Surveillance Tool Called ShotSpotter Tracks and Records Incidents of Gunfire

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When gunfire is heard and unreported, what does it reveal about the state of crime in America? The University of Virginia’s Jennifer Doleac is determined to find out. An assistant professor of public policy and economics at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, she has been using data from new surveillance technology to research the disparity between the number of recorded gunshot sounds and the number of reported incidents of gun violence.

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Sexist Video Games Decrease Empathy for Female Violence Victims

Young male gamers who strongly identify with male characters in sexist, violent video games show less empathy than others toward female violence victims, a new study found.

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Sorry Kids, Seniors Want to Connect and Communicate on Facebook, Too

Older adults, who are Facebook's fastest growing demographic, are joining the social network to stay connected and make new connections, just like college kids who joined the site decades ago, according to Penn State researchers.

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The 6 Elements of an Effective Apology, According to Science

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There are six components to an apology – and the more of them you include when you say you’re sorry, the more effective your apology will be, according to new research.

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Violent Video Games Eventually Lose Their Ability to Produce Guilt in Gamers

A new University at Buffalo-led study suggests that the moral response produced by the initial exposure to a video game decreases as experience with the game develops.

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New Research Explores Effectiveness of Male Support Groups

New research into the effectiveness of group support programmes for men is set to be presented by academics at Leeds Beckett University at the British Sociological Association annual conference taking place in Birmingham this week.

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Research Into the Correlation Between Beauty and Body Size Shows That Women Are the Harshest Judges

In assessing attractiveness, females judge men and women with higher BMI as less attractive; Men do not judge a man with a higher weight negatively, but still see heavier women as less attractive; First study of its kind to assess the relationship between gender, BMI and notion of 'attractiveness', providing insight into associated wage inequality

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Men on Tinder Think They Have a 'License to Use Unattractive Women as They See Fit'

Men on Tinder think they have a "licence to use women as they see fit" if their date's appearance is less attractive than her profile photograph, research says.

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U.S. Presidents From the South More Likely to Use Force in Military Disputes

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The United States is more likely to use force in a military dispute when the president is a Southerner, according to a new study coauthored by a Yale political scientist.