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Fear Factor - New Survey Reveals What Scares Americans The

Fear Factor - New Survey Reveals What Scares Americans The Most

If the idea of walking alone at night scares you, you’re not alone – in fact, a new comprehensive nationwide poll on what strikes fear into the hearts of Americans has found that it is the...

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University Of Iowa Study Shows Strawberries Have No Effect

Can you ditch the strips and dump the dentist for whiter teeth? From “The Dr. Oz Show” to YouTube videos, experts say you can reclaim those pearly whites simply by mixing fruit, such as strawberries, with some baking soda, and applying the all-natural concoction to your teeth.

New Facebook Feature Designed To Help Users Touch Base In

Facebook has unveiled a new feature that most people probably wish they will never have to use: Safety Check, a tool designed to make it easier for members of the social network to keep in contact in case of natural disaster.

Trivial Scientific Information Can Increase Our Sense Of

Do you believe in science? Your faith in science may actually make you more likely to trust information that appears scientific but really doesn’t tell you much.

Teens Wish They Could Use Virtual Smartphone Assistants To

More than half of all 13- to 17-year-old US teenagers conduct voice searchers on their smartphone at least twice per day, while just 41 percent of American adults were fans of the feature, a new Google study has revealed.

Chicago Holds Top Spot on Rattiest Cities List

Fall is a prime time for commensal rodents to actively seek food, water and shelter when temperatures drop and before the winter weather arrives. And today, pest control leader Orkin released its list of the top 20 rattiest cities in the United States.

Acknowledging Appearance Reduces Bias When Beauties Apply

Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Trying To Share Our Epic Moments May Leave Us Feeling Left

We might love to reminisce and tell others about our extraordinary experiences, but new research suggests that sharing these extraordinary experiences may come at a social cost.

Eating Regular Meals With Family Can Help Lessen Risk Of

In our fast paced world, sitting down for a family meal is difficult. Doing it on a regular basis is even more difficult. But the benefits have been shown to outweigh the challenges, with the positive impacts ranging from a decrease in cyberbullying to better health for the entire family.

Why We Cant Tell A Hollywood Heartthrob From His Stunt

Johnny Depp has an unforgettable face. Tony Angelotti, his stunt double in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” does not. So why is it that when they’re swashbuckling on screen, audiences worldwide see them both as the same person? UC Berkeley scientists have cracked that mystery.

Fat Jokes On Social Media Are More Damaging Than Helpful

New research from the National Institutes of Health analyzes how people chat about weight on different social media platforms

Travel In 2024 Space Vacations Wearable Tour Guides And

A new report from travel comparison site Skyscanner provides an in-depth look at “the future of travel 2024,” and finds that along with smooth and highly personalized booking and transport experiences, we may travel in ways we only dreamed of.

Higher Gun Ownership Rates Linked To Increase In

A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher has found that states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a higher incidence of non-stranger firearms homicides – disputing the claim that gun ownership deters violent crime, its authors say.

Morphed Images Of Hollywood Celebrities Reveal How Neurons

Study reveals individual neurons in the human brain are triggered by the subject's conscious perception, rather than by the visual stimulus.

Brain Scans Reveal Gray Matter Differences In Media

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research.

Brain Waves May Be Used To Detect What People Have Seen

Brain activity can be used to tell whether someone recognizes details they encountered in normal, daily life, which may have implications for criminal investigations and use in courtrooms, new research shows.


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