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A recent study finds that real-world stereotypes continue to exist in virtual worlds.
Don't shave your beards just yet; the panic over feces in beards may have been exaggerated — there's fecal matter everywhere.
Writing is a recent innovation in the history of human evolution. So, how then is it that our brains organize this skill?
Psychologists think there's another reason behind the scorn atheists face, and it's fear. Atheists make some people confront the idea there may not be everlasting life after death.
When we have smaller portions, we tend to savor the food more, eating more slowly, making the dish and the experience just as satisfying.
If children are given healthy options on restaurant menus, they'll pick healthy options. What's more, revenue won't suffer; according to a recent study, it went up.
Why does our belief in the ability of drugs to enhance the achievements of artists stop with artists? Isn't reaching new physical heights just as inspiring as a lyric that tells us some truth creatively?
Two minutes of walking for every hour of sitting can lower your risk of dying by 33 percent.
The Amazon founder's space tourism company launched a surprise test flight last week, reaching 307,000 feet (93,574 meters) with its New Shepard space vehicle.