Humans

Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality tests to conclude that maybe distinct personality types exist,
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You’re at home, making your dinner and suddenly you see an eight legged intruder waltzing around your kitchen. Although it probably won’t be much comfort in the moment, your spider encounter is extremely typical, according to a new study out of the UK.   The researchers, from the University of Gloucestershire and the Charles Darwin
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A series of attacks with a microwave weapon is the latest theory for what could have sickened or distressed roughly two dozen people associated with the US Embassy in Cuba over the past two years.   This hypothesis, advanced in recent days in several news reports, dominated a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Cuba
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At 58 storeys and 645 feet high (197 metres), the luxury Millennium Tower is the tallest concrete structure in San Francisco. It’s also one of the most unstable. On Saturday, an apartment owner detected a large fissure in his window on the high-rise’s 36th floor, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Earlier that day, residents
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A new study has demonstrated that a bunch of the important brain processes known as ‘executive functions’ aren’t affected by someone’s sex or gender, as it has been argued before.   The research references more than 150 previous studies into executive functions and associated behaviour, finding “small and subtle to no sex and gender differences
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