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New study shows we work harder when we are happy

Happiness makes people more productive at work, according to the latest research from the University of Warwick. Economists carried out a number of experiments to...

No peak in sight for evolving bacteria

There’s no peak in sight ­– fitness peak, that is – for the bacteria in Richard Lenski’s Michigan State University lab. Lenski, MSU Hannah Distinguished...

Who’s got guts? Young infants expect animals to have insides

A team of researchers has shown that 8-month-old infants expect objects they identify as animals to have insides. The study appears in the Proceedings...
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African-American Students May Improve Grades if Teachers Convey High Standards

African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high...

New study finds no cognitive impairment among ecstasy users

The drug known as ecstasy has been used by 12 million people in the United States alone and millions more worldwide. Past research has suggested that ecstasy users perform worse than nonusers on some tests of mental ability. But there are concerns...

Do our bodies’ bacteria play matchmaker?

Tel Aviv ― Could the bacteria that we carry in our bodies decide who we marry? According to a new study from Tel Aviv University, the answer lies in the gut of a small fruit fly. Prof. Eugene Rosenberg, Prof. Daniel Segel and doctoral stude...

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