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Psychology

Twitter may map hot spots for… coronary heart disease
An international team of researchers has found out that words used on social media may provide medics with a basis for predicting the rate of heart disease, as well as potentially indicating a community’s overall psychological well-being.

22.01.2015 12:45

Former Gitmo Australian inmate proclaimed innocent – lawyer
US authorities have told would-be jihadist David Hicks’ lawyer that the Australian is innocent of the crimes he allegedly committed in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, which cost him six years in Guantanamo prison.

23.01.2015 05:50

Guantanamo Naval base commander relieved and under investigation
An investigation into the death of a civilian specialist at Guantanamo Naval station has exposed the base commander, who had an affair with the wife of the deceased. The Navy captain has nothing to do with the Gitmo detention center.

22.01.2015 05:38

British Army’s first transgender officer plea: Don’t ‘sensationalize’ her story
After a long gender identity battle, a UK soldier has become the first openly transgender officer to serve in the British Army. Activists, however, argue gender transition is normal, urging the media not to “sensationalize” her story.

19.01.2015 10:12

Your stress is my stress: Social media spreads anxiety – report
Examining family members’ Facebook posts or scouring through friends’ Instagram photos can increase awareness of their life stresses, which, in turn, can heighten one’s own anxiety, according to a new survey.

15.01.2015 15:27

Islamophobic Hitler ads appear on San Francisco buses
An anti-Islamic, pro-Israeli lobby group has stirred controversy in San Francisco with a series of provocative ads on 50 buses, with images of Adolf Hitler accompanied by a demand to stop all aid to Islamic countries and an appeal to “stop the hate.”

15.01.2015 06:13

US military suicide rate stable high for 5 years
The number of suicides in the US military has remained constant after reaching record levels in 2009. In 2014 there were 288 suicides among active-duty personnel, less than 1 percent up from the 286 in 2013, preliminary Pentagon data shows.

14.01.2015 08:59

Men's fidelity depends on male-female ratio in society – study
Men have a reputation for being ladykillers, but there's some good news from a new study, which shows that when women are in short supply, men are more likely to seek long-term relationships.

14.01.2015 06:46

McDonald’s ad references nat’l tragedies, inspires ‘snarky disbelief’, parodies
Not everyone is loving McDonald’s newest ad. While some people were moved by the montage of signs outside its restaurants, others thought the notes referencing national tragedies like 9/11 or the Boston bombing were in poorer taste than the ribless McRib.

13.01.2015 20:12

Women cry more than men ‘because of the media’
Stereotypes suggest that men are more cold-hearted than women, and less likely to cry. Studies show this may be true.

12.01.2015 17:13

Hung parliament coalition deals would be ‘messier’ than 2010, peer predicts
Forming a new UK coalition government in the event of no party securing an overall majority in May’s general election will be harder than it was in 2010, a top civil servant has said.

08.01.2015 16:14

High IQ could be shield against schizophrenia, scientists say
High intelligence might halt the development of schizophrenia, especially in genetically predisposed people, according to a large-scale study contradicting earlier, more conventional beliefs that braininess may increase risk of this disorder.

07.01.2015 13:32