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Mind over matter – or mind over body – can give...

“Move it. Feel it. Don’t give up!” You can coach yourself through the burn with your own pep talk. Exercising is hard, but tell yourself...
Chimpanzee Tushi (Copyright: Jorg Massen)

Chimpanzees of a feather sit together: Friendships are based on homophily...

Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive Biologists of...

Cross-ethnic friendships in urban middle schools make youths feel less vulnerable,...

Friendships matter throughout life, and in early adolescence they provide validation and emotional support. Now a new study has found that friendships across ethnic...

Disaster relief donations track number of people killed, not number of...

People pay more attention to the number of people killed in a natural disaster than to the number of survivors when deciding how much...

Fire salamanders under threat from deadly skin-eating fungus

Fire salamanders have been almost wiped out in the Netherlands by a new skin-eating fungal disease which could threaten other amphibian populations. Fire salamanders, recognisable...

Mother chimps crucial for offspring’s social skills

Orphaned chimpanzees are less socially competent than chimpanzees who were reared by their mother. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The...

Men feel worse about themselves when female partners succeed

Deep down, men may not bask in the glory of their successful wives or girlfriends. While this is not true of women, men's subconscious...

COPD increases risk of developing cerebral microbleeds

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with an increased risk of developing cerebral microbleeds, according to a new study from researchers in the...

Researchers explode the myth about running shoes, injuries

If you are healthy and plan to start running for the first time, it is perfectly all right to put on a pair of...

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