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Beautiful Minds

Can You Smell Personality?

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First impressions matter. This may not come as much of a surprise, but just how quickly we form impressions, and which cues we use to make such rapid judgements may very much surprise you. Take the face. Superstar social psychologist Nalini Ambady (**see below) and her colleagues found that judgements of traits relating to power (competence, dominance, [...]

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Mice Will Approach Another Mouse in Pain, But Only When He’s Top Mouse

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Mice, like us, are social animals. As social animals they like to hang out with each other. Also like us, they don’t just hang out with anyone. Who a mouse chooses to hang out with will depend on number of factors, such as how old the other mouse is, what it’s social status is and [...]

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Why Does This Lizard Have Such Fabulous Colours?

Male common wall lizards, Podarcis muralis

Despite having the underwhelming name the ‘common wall lizard’, this lizard sports some amazing colours on its underside. Although its back is a boring brown colour, presumably to be less visible to predators, the males have some fabulous colours on their bellies, as well as UV-blue patches down their sides (sadly not visible to us). [...]

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