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How are we affected by colours?

Does the colour of the room really affect our mood? And If so, is the effect universal?

Piano – the best suited instrument for the female body

Straddling the legs around a cello was considered immoral; sitting by the piano was more becoming for a lady. Thus, women became important for the development of piano composition and play.

Cats cause conflict between neighbours

Your cat’s adventures could be causing problems with the neighbours, according to people surveyed for a new research project.

Testosterone improved women’s sense of direction

But they didn’t reach their target destinations any quicker.

Why are we so obsessed with good girls?

Well performing, ambitious girls that develop psychological problems are often characterised as too good. However, the term "good girl" is neither a clinical diagnosis nor an established academic term.

Death of a partner increases risk of heart fibrillation

A new study shows that there is an increased risk of atrial fibrillations shortly after losing a partner. Doctors need to be aware of this increased risk, say scientists.

Female bosses make companies more innovative

Companies launch more new innovative products if 30 per cent or more of their management team are female, shows new research.

Economic under-development leads to civil unrest

Poorer countries are more frequently stricken by mass protests and a bigger risk of civil war.

Stone Age artists used rock art as a billboard

A series of Norwegian Stone Age rock drawings suggests petroglyphs provided information, not art.

Religious freedom more important than women’s rights

The anti-discrimination legislation is more powerful than ever. Yet freedom of faith and religion is still more important than women’s rights in Norway, according to a new PhD thesis.

Teens are posting unhealthy food on Instagram

Only 22 percent of their pictures display fruits or vegetables.

Ugandan anti-gay laws have not curbed homosexuality

Uganda has proportionately as many homosexuals as other countries, despite the threat of death sentences.

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