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Researchers at the University of South Australia have undertaken a project to use virtual reality to simulate planned upgrades to roads and pedestrian areas in order to improve road safety for older people.

Published in Health
Monday, 14 October 2019 10:41

Adelaide uni and Pearson to offer courses online

The University of Adelaide will on Monday launch a five-year partnership with learning company Pearson to offer courses online, starting with graduate diplomas in Data Science and Psychology.

Published in Education

If you’re seeking new staff for your company, you can do things the old fashioned way and hope for the best, or you can use technology to find the best match.

Published in Recruitment

If you thought Facebook users were like World of Warcraft players, stuck behind their PCs and rarely seeing the sunshine, soap or even a supermarket, you might be surprised to discover that Facebook leads to more real life experiences - and bad online experiences, too.

Published in Home Tech

Recent research has confirmed what we generally assumed.  Young men will take risks to impress a pretty girl.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 09 March 2010 01:00

Are you unhappy about small talk?

According to a February 2010 study in the journal Psychological Science, people are happier when they have serious and meaningful conversations rather than simple, trivial talk about the weather, and other such conversations without much substance and content.

Published in Health
According to U.S./Netherlands research, powerful and influential people often times publicly profess to be moral and virtuous but sometimes don't take the high road to morality in their actual deeds and actions. They do a lot of lying, cheating, and stealing while telling others not to lie, cheat, and steal.

Published in Biology
According to a U.S. study performed over ten years and written up in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, loneliness can be spread from person to person—it's contagious!

Published in Health
According to research performed by researchers at the University of Toronto, people in positions of authority at work are at increased health risks for psychological and physical problems due to the stresses of being the boss.

Published in Health
Tuesday, 14 July 2009 17:48

Cuss words are good for the pain

U.K. psychologists discovered through their scientific study that the use of offensive language, or cursing, helps to withstand the perception of pain. No, “darn it” is not offensive enough to stop the pain!

Published in Biology
A U.S. study has shown that people who think their memories will get worse as they age are more likely to, indeed, be more forgetful when compared to people who don’t think their memory will worsen with age. So, don’t forget to think good memory thoughts!

Published in Health
Friday, 17 April 2009 18:01

Say cheese, smile big, and stay married long

A U.S. study has found that the people who smile the biggest in photographs when they are young are more likely to stay married later in life. The frowners were more likely to divorce.

Published in Biology
Sunday, 12 April 2009 17:58

Married couples less happy with children

As suspected by any person married with children, but until now not detailed in a long-term study, U.S. researchers find that children increase stress on marriages. In fact, dissatisfaction plummets within the first year of the first baby!

Published in Health
According to research in the United Kingdom, your past preferences and present choices determine your attitudes of preferring things and making decisions in the future about such pleasurable things as cars, expensive gifts, and vacation spots.

Published in Biology
Thursday, 19 March 2009 21:13

Got babies making hand gestures? That's GOOD!

Based on a study conducted by U.S. researchers with 14-month-old children, the more hand gestures and signals that a child makes the better his or her vocabulary will be when they enter kindergarten.

Published in Biology
According to new U.S. research, humans reach their peak of mental abilities at the age of 22 years, and begin to age with respect to their brain’s ability to think and reason in their twenties. The research is not without its critics, but it does make a person think--or, at least, try to think on a subpar level if you're over 27 years of age.

Published in Biology
A U.S. research team studied the rates of death and incidences of chronic diseases in a large number of women, and compared them with whether the women were optimistic or pessimistic, and either trusting or distrusting. So, do you see yourself mostly happy or sad, and do you trust or distrusts people?

Published in Health
Tuesday, 17 February 2009 21:10

No lady luck: Gambling near-misses can be addictive

Researchers from the United Kingdom found that gamblers who have near-misses while playing slot machines are stimulating parts of their brains that involve addictions in humans and increase their desire to continue gambling.

Published in Health
A U.S. psychological study has found that you can attain more happiness by spending money (whether it is a small or large amount) on life experiences that involve friends and family such as vacations rather than material things such as a television set or clothes. It's the memories that count, according to the study's conclusion.

Published in Health
A New York study found that teenage girls get anxious and depressed more often when chatting online excessively about problems with their romantic relationships. Is it a problem with the Internet or a problem that has been present in girls for generations?

Published in Health
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