Painted turtle eggs were brought from a hatchery in Louisiana, candled to ensure embryo viability and then incubated at male-permissive temperatures in a bed of vermiculite. Those exposed to BPA developed deformities to testes that held female characteristics. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as

Humans can detect about one trillion different odors and have just as good a sense of smell as animals, suggests a new study. Credit: © Anneke / Fotolia When it comes to our sense of smell, we have been led to believe that animals win out over humans: No way can we compete with dogs

The study found no evidence of the commonly held belief that women can recognize faces more accurately than men. Credit: Patrick Mansell Despite conventional wisdom that suggests women are better than men at facial recognition, Penn State psychologists found no difference between men and women in their ability to recognize faces and categorize facial expressions.

How does our language affect our perception of time? Credit: © spaxiax / Fotolia Language has such a powerful effect, it can influence the way in which we experience time, according to a new study. Professor Panos Athanasopoulos, a linguist from Lancaster University and Professor Emanuel Bylund, a linguist from Stellenbosch University and Stockholm University,

With new research, the modest personality trait of ‘intellectual humility’ finally gets its moment in the spotlight. Credit: Jonathan Fuller “Intellectual humility” has been something of a wallflower among personality traits, receiving far less scholarly attention than such brash qualities as egotism or hostility. Yet this little-studied characteristic may influence people’s decision-making abilities in politics,

Milgram experiment tests people’s willingness to deliverer electric shocks to another person when encouraged by an experimenter.Image Credit:Flickr/Ape Lad The title is direct, “Would you deliver an electric shock in 2015?” and the answer, according to the results of this replication study, is yes. Social psychologists from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in

Customers rarely post on a brand’s page on their own and typically only see a fraction of a brand’s Facebook content unless they are targeted with paid advertising. Image Credit: Flickr/Global Panorama Social media managers who think that simply building up followers on Facebook is enough to boost a brand’s sales may not “like” a

A new research has found that people appear to be better than chance at correctly matching people’s names to their faces, and it may have something to do with cultural stereotypes we attach to names. Image credit: Flickr/Peter Miller If your name is Fred, do you look like a Fred? You might — and others

Credit: Association for Psychological Science We use others’ eyes – whether they’re widened or narrowed – to infer emotional states, and the inferences we make align with the optical function of those expressions, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The research reveals, for example, that

Emotions are not innately programmed into our brains, but, in fact, are cognitive states resulting from the gathering of information, New York University Professor Joseph LeDoux and Richard Brown, a professor at the City University of New York, conclude in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We argue

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