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Gay And Lesbian TV Characters Increase LGBTQ Support

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LGBTQ support grows as emotional connections to gay and lesbian TV characters increases. Friends’ Carol and Susan, Grey’s Anatomy... Read More


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Dutch universities and Elsevier fail to reach consensus

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VSNU called upon academics to play a vital role in breaking deadlock. Recently, scholars and several research libraries have rolled out a p... Read More


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Stop-And-Frisk Does More Harm Than Good

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Stop-and-frisk tactics don't reduce crime and cause mistrust towards police forces. Stop-and-frisk tactics by American police forces ha... Read More


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Why Radicalize? Five Motives For Becoming A Jihadist

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Radicalization is an analyzable process, rather than the outcome of an 'evil' personality. Based on other research on radicalization, K... Read More


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Rap Revolution: The Musical Evolution

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After soul, rock, and disco, rap is the biggest musical change of the past 50 years. “Turn off that racket! That’s noise, not mus... Read More


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Ending A Relationship: Slow Fade Or Sudden Death?

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Of two network breakdown models, researchers find 'link deletion' to be most common. We all lose touch with people during our lives, bu... Read More


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Where Are All The Single Authors?

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The trend towards collaborative research has a downside. Research is on the rise. The number of articles produced each year is increasi... Read More


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UA Welcomes New Science Bloggers

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United Academics is looking for enthusiastic bloggers to join our team! Are you a budding science journalist who wants to gain experien... Read More


Math And Girls: The Grade Bias

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Gender biased teachers overgrade boys and undergrade girls in math exams. I hated math. All throughout school, math and the exact s... Read More


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Thrillers Affect Your Political Outlook

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Watching thrillers unconsciously increases hostility towards immigrants. Have you ever watched a really exciting thriller? A very sca... Read More


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Religion And War: “It’s Complicated”

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It is not the religion, but its intensity that leads to conflict. When was the last time you read the news and didn’t read about reli... Read More


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Statistics Show: Males Do More Stupid Things Than Women

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Newcaste medical team investigated the sex of Darwin Award winners. "Men only have two faults: Everything they say and everything they do"... Read More


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Large Sized Men Disadvantaged In Relationships

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Turns out it is not that benificial for monogamy. Like men, women have their preferences. Taste  differs ultimately, but there seemingly i... Read More


Feminism Not Funny? Women In American Sitcoms

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Research analyses the changing role of women in American sitcoms There seems to be nothing more American than the sitcom. As a non-American... Read More


Cats Won’t Answer Your Call Or Ring You Back

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…Even if they recognize you Dear readers, This is not about any breakthrough discovery in the field of Nano science. I am sorry,... Read More


Which Type Of Hierarchy Perceiver Are You?

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How various 'status'-groups look at elitism and egalitarianism. If you prefer to watch soap operas, rather than the news, would you fee... Read More


Is Twitter Ruining Our Proper English?

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Why we should embrace language creativity. "Hey al im on my way 2wrk but i totes 4got 2bring ur ipod sori il hav 2 bring it nxt tym ur w... Read More


Want To Look Sexier? Pick The Right Crowd

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Uneven sex ratio of a population makes people more willing to look at you. What does it take to look attractive for members of the op... Read More


Hosting The World Cup: Is It Worth It?

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From an economic point of view hosting big sport events seems useless. The World Cup in Brazil has come to an end. We were entertained by... Read More


Haha, kkkk, 555, LOL, jaja: Globalization Through Internet Jokes

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New study looks into the role of internet jokes in globalization Sometimes you wonder where all these jokes your father tells you com... Read More


Jokes To Use And Not To Use In Your Relationship

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Which humour is advisable in a discussion with your partner? To clear the air it's always good to make a joke, right? It releases the t... Read More


Why Measles, Whooping Cough (And Autism) Are Expanding

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How fear is making people sick: decreasing herd immunity. Preventable diseases such as whooping cough and measles are more prevalent n... Read More


Effects Of Bullying Last Into Adulthood

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Recent studies reveal that bullied children are at risk for chronic inflammation and illness in adult life. Bullying consists of repeat... Read More


Think Before You Speak: The Mental Process

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“The erroneous theory is: to speak is to understand. Tell that to Stephen Hawking” Take a moment to say this sentence aloud. “... Read More


Why The Vikings Chose The Misleading Name ‘Greenland’

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We all know the story of Columbus mistakingly naming the native inhabitants of the America's 'Indians'. It still is fascinating that thi... Read More


Standing Together Or Apart? Durkheim and European Solidarity

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How can support and rejection of the EU grow simultaneously? How do the national pieces of the European puzzle fit together and what form... Read More


Using A Foreign Language Influences Your Sense of Morality

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In another language you make different moral choices. Moral judgement is often considered to be a fixed given, based on deep-seated ide... Read More


11 Tips To Write Popular Science Articles

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Bridging the gap between science and society. Science and society are two worlds which often lie far from each other, however, they need ea... Read More


Narcissistic CEOs: Are They Self-Serving Takers?

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Narcissism plays a key role in the excessive executive pay culture. What is the impact of having a narcissist at the head of a compan... Read More


Are Drama Queens To Be Trusted? Research Thinks They Are

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Recent study shows incidental emotions change others' reciprocity in trusting situations Game theory is the study of strategic decision... Read More


Sex Sells: A Closer Look At Self-image And Gender Affected By Media

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Study shows that sex-priming substantially influences gender-based self-perception. Since the fifties, traditional roles for men and w... Read More


Why People Pay Fortunes For Celebrity Memorabilia

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Two theories on why physical contact affects an object’s value. Objects that belonged to famous personalities are very wanted. People p... Read More


Spanking correlates to reduced vocabulary and bad behavior

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Researchers suggest spanking young children causes behavioural and cognitive problems A 2013 study published in the journal Pediatrics... Read More


Why (Some) Women (Dis)like Porn

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Hyperfeminine women seem to appreciate pornography more than other women. Pornography is considered a male thing. It is produced by m... Read More


No Sex Please: Understanding Asexuality

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A recent study delves into one of the last sexual taboos. [caption id="attachment_48761" align="alignnone" width="770"] A nickname for asex... Read More


Western Tests Misdiagnose Morrocan Immigrants As Schizophrenic

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Why prevalence of schizophrenia among immigrants is so high. Immigrants are more often than natives diagnosed with schizophrenia. Afro-... Read More