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Immune system suppression from bungee jumping (study)
Immune system suppression from bungee jumping (study) ● Of all the possible pitfalls* which can affect bungee jumpers, a compromised immune system might not be the first to spring to mind. But spring ...
People’s preferences for complex explanations (new study)
People’s preferences for complex explanations (new study) ● Those who are keen on the principle of Occam’s Razor [“Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate” or “Plurality is not to be posited without necessity” ...
Advertisements for desserts – should they include bite marks?
Advertisements for desserts – should they include bite marks? ● Those in the business of marketing desserts might be interested in new research from Donya Shabgard at the University of Manitoba, US, who has investigated, ...
Towards irrational robots
Towards irrational robots ● “How the mind really works? It often works irrationally. But, we argue in this paper, a bit of irrationality may supports [sic] survival and cognitive ...
Airline Upgrade Guilt – an examination
Airline Upgrade Guilt – an examination ● Do people with high levels of guilt-proneness tend to have a heightened sensitivity to injustices – what happens if they get an unexpected airline upgrade ...

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