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  • The Psychology of Edible "Willy Wonka" Packaging
    Source: The GuardianFrom edible water bottles to yoghurt encased in fruit flavoured skins, the packaging industry is getting creative, but psychological barriers persist If Willy Wonka did packaging, itd probably look something like the WikiPearl a soft, durable and water-resistant edible membrane, made from natural food particles, designed to protect a bite-size portion of food that its encasing. Created by David Edwards , a Harvard professor and biomedical... more...

  • Aspirin Seems to Benefit Schizophrenia Treatment
    Source: ScienceDailySome anti-inflammatory medicines, such as aspirin, estrogen, and Fluimucil, can improve the efficacy of existing schizophrenia treatments, new research suggests. Research has shown that the immune system is linked to certain psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Research has shown that "antioxidants and anti-inflammatory drugs could not only reduce symptoms associated with the disorders but also prevent the... more...

  • Mental Rest and Reflection Boost Learning, Study Suggests
    Source: ScienceDailyA new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning. more...

  • Immigration Wave Lifts U.S. Diversity to Record High
    Source: USA Today - U.S. NewsFor the first time, the next person you meet will probably be of a different race or ethnicity than you.            . more...

  • Sexual Preference for Masculine Men, Feminine Women Is Urban Habit
    Source: ScienceDailyA groundbreaking new study suggests that, rather than being passed down through a long process of social and sexual selection, preferences for masculine men and feminine women is a relatively new habit that has only emerged in modern, urbanized societies. more...

  • Ebola Anxiety: Bigger Threat Than the Virus Itself, Say Experts
    Source: U.S. News and World ReportMental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part. more...

  • Positive Subliminal Messages on Aging Improve Physical Functioning in Elderly
    Source: ScienceDailyOlder individuals who are subliminally exposed to positive stereotypes about aging showed improved physical functioning that can last for several weeks, a new study. more...

  • Same-Sex Marriage Spreads in U.S. "Red" States
    Source: CNN - Top StoriesIt's a big week for same-sex marriages in the United States, as more "red" states begin performing them, and activists launch a new push in the Deep South. more...

  • Soothing Ebola‚Äôs Mental Scars
    Source: Science and Development NetworkA psychological first aid guide can help moderate the emotional pain caused by Ebola deaths, says Leslie Snider. more...

  • Gamblers Get Less of a Buzz From Pleasure, Study Finds
    Source: Time MagazineThe brains of gamblers appear to be different from normal, healthy brains, suggests new research presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Berlin. Pathological gambling is a difficult condition to classify. Though the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) formerly classified it as an impulse control disorder, the most recent version... more...

  • UK Minister Denies His "Economic Girlie-Man" Insult Is Sexist
    Source: The GuardianPenny Wong says the finance minister's jibe sends a message that girls are somehow less confident, weak... more...

  • How Myths About the Brain Hamper Teaching
    Source: ScienceDailyMyths about the brain are common among teachers worldwide and are hampering teaching, according to new research. The report highlights several areas where new findings from neuroscience are becoming misinterpreted by education, including brain-related ideas regarding early educational investment, adolescent brain development and learning disorders such as dyslexia and ADHD. more...

  • High-Tech Stalking Is New Front in Domestic Violence
    Source: The Age - Top StoriesDomestic violence victims hidden in safe houses have started to be found by their ex partners. more...

  • 1/3 of Soldiers Fear Seeking Help for Mental Health Would Hurt Career
    Source: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Canadian NewsNew data from the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey reveals that one-third of soldiers worry that seeking help for mental health issues would harm their career. more...

  • Brain's Compass Relies on Geometric Relationships, Say Researchers
    Source: ScienceDailyThe brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about; remembering how to get from one place to another would otherwise be impossible. Researchers have now shown how the brain anchors this mental compass. Their findings provide a neurological basis for something that psychologists have long observed about navigational behavior: people use geometrical relationships to orient themselves. more...

  • Sexism and a Murder Most Foul: The "Provocation" Defense
    Source: BBC News - UK NewsAre murder laws sexist against women? more...

  • Energy Drinks May Pose Danger to Public Health, Researchers Warn
    Source: ScienceDailyIncreased consumption of energy drinks may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers. Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine, vitamins, and sometimes other ingredients such as taurine, ginseng, and guarana. They are typically marketed as boosting energy and increasing physical and mental performance. more...

  • Ebola Fears Spark Backlash Against Latino Immigrants
    Source: Social Psychology Network NewsConservatives are painting Latino immigrants as Ebola carriers to fan the anti-immigration reform movement, but health experts say fears are overstated. more...

  • Accusations of Sexism in Video Games Prompt Mass Shooting Threat
    Source: CBS News - Top Headlines"Gamergate" culture war began online, but it has some who argue video games are sexist fearing for their lives in the real world. more...

  • Broccoli Compound Shows Promise Against Autism
    Source: CBS News - HealthwatchA chemical found in broccoli sprouts helps improve behavioral problems in small study. more...

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