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Society as we know it may depend on lies more than we realise. ireland :)

Truth is, everyone lies all the time

Recent research in residential aged care by Anthony Tuckett from the University of Queensland has illustrated that, in some instances, lying is not only necessary, it’s actually virtuous. It is a complex…
Chimpanzees have demonstrated an ability to grasp the aims of their companions. Flickr/Eric F Savage

Chimps only too happy to help - when asked the right way

Chimpanzees are able to understand the objectives of their companions, but will only help them when asked to do so, a study…
Researchers have found female diners unconsciously copy the actions and intake of their companions. Flickr/iambents

Copycat eating: how we subconsciously keep time with dining partners

Young women who dine together tend to mimic each other’s eating behaviour to the point where they eat about the same amount…

Hyper TV makes for hyper kids

Young children who watch fast-paced television shows may find it difficult to pay attention, solve problems and moderate…

Humans and chimps share more with each other

Chimpanzees have shown significant signs of prosocial behaviour. The new finding is in contrast with previous thought that…

Stress linked to parent’s childhood

Researchers have used rats in a study to discover stress and resilience can be inherited. Rats were used in the study because…
Humans instinctively copy their opponents’ gestures during rock-paper-scissors, a study found. Flickr/arloguthrie

How not to win at rock-paper-scissors

Humans instinctively copy their opponents while playing rock, paper, scissors, suggesting the urge to imitate others is deeply…

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