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“psychology”

May 21, 2015 12:07 PM ET
Clowns are usually depicted as either playful symbols of innocent fun, or creepy inversions of joy, the stuff nightmares are made of. But why did clowns become so scary?
May 18, 2015 11:57 AM ET
Waking up early is a chore to many people, especially night owls, but according to science being a morning person can hold a world of benefits. Why is that?
May 12, 2015 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Powerful compounds in nature are often red, so just seeing this color can impact the thinking of people and other animals.
May 5, 2015 06:49 AM ET
Disasters and catastrophes always seem to come in threes. Why is this?
Apr 23, 2015 11:42 AM ET
Worrying about money can put a strain on you in the short-term, but new research shows that living in poverty can affect you for life.
Apr 14, 2015 05:22 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
The murder trial of a man in a high-profile disappearance of a young boy hinges on whether his confession was true. Continue reading →
Apr 14, 2015 06:12 AM ET
In America, we're no strangers to plastic surgery but South Korea eclipses even the U.S. in this field. Are people who undergo plastic surgery succumbing to vanity or are there larger societal forces at play?
Apr 11, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
More support for a psychological basis of near-death experiences comes from a new study involving cardiac arrest in rats. Continue reading →
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