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Sexual Fantasies: Are You Normal?

Hoping for sex with two women is common but fantasizing about golden showers is not. That's just one of the findings from a research project that scientifically defines sexual deviation for the first time ever.

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Himalayan Viagra Fuels Caterpillar Fungus Gold Rush

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Overwhelmed by speculators trying to cash-in on a prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to do at the local level what world leaders often fail to do on a global scale — implement a successful system for the sustainable harvest of a precious natural resource, suggests new research from Washington University in St. Louis.

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People Change Their Moral Values to Benefit Themselves Over Others

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B finds that people are quick to change their moral values depending on which rule means more cash for them instead of others

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Can Parents Make Their Kids Smarter?

Florida State University criminology professor Kevin Beaver examined a nationally representative sample of youth alongside a sample of adopted children from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) and found evidence to support the argument that IQ is not the result of parental socialization.

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Arkansas Poll Finds GOP Leading in Races

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Results of the 16th annual Arkansas Poll show that likely voters prefer Republican candidates, although a record significant gap divides male and female voters.

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MSU Expert Reveals Intimate Partner Violence Misconceptions, Solutions

Following reports of several National Football League stars allegedly hitting their partners, many U.S. media have focused even more closely on intimate partner violence during the October observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Liberal or Conservative? Brain Responses to Disgusting Images Help Reveal Political Leanings

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An team of scientists led by Virginia Tech reports that the strength of a person’s reaction to repulsive images can forecast their political ideology. The brain’s response to a single disgusting image was enough to predict an individual’s political ideology.

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Two Years After Superstorm Sandy: Resilience in Twelve Neighborhoods

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals uneven patterns of recovery in 12 neighborhoods two years after Superstorm Sandy. Social factors, such as trust and community bonds prove important in predicting resilience.

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Compensation and Punishment: “Justice” Depends on Whether or Not We’re a Victim

We’re more likely to punish wrongdoing as a third party to a non-violent offense than when we’re victimized by it, according to a new study by New York University psychology researchers. The findings may offer insights into how juries differ from plaintiffs in seeking to restore justice.

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