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Itching for treatments that scratching can't always soothe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Scientists for years have been scratching their heads over the cause of itching. There were theories that it shared a nerve pathway with pain to the brain – and now comes news that different forms of itching apparently have their own neural routes...

November 18, 2008 — Gary Stix

Who has a better sense of humor--Liberals or conservatives?

Are you more likely to get a joke if you lean politically left or right? That's the question New York Times columnist John Tierney asks today, extending a line of inquiry popular this campaign season: the personality characteristics of ideologues...

November 4, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Rain man: Does damp weather predict autism?

Autism is more common in rainy, coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest than in drier, inland parts of three states in the region, according to new research that suggests a possible link between the brain disorder and precipitation...

November 3, 2008 — Jordan Lite

I'm really Rosie: Men more amorous toward ladies in red

Listen up, ladies: If you're looking to score, break out that red dress.

Men were more eager to bed women wearing red than those decked out in other colors, according to five studies involving 149 men and 32 women published today in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ...

October 28, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Ghostbusters: Are military bases haunted?

Military bases appear to be a popular haunt for wandering spirits, with several attracting the attention of ghost hunters seeking evidence of paranormal activity.

October 27, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Holding hot coffee = warm and fuzzy feelings

You know the famous – some would say infamous -- studies done in the 1950s by University of Wisconsin, Madison, psychologist Harry Harlow in which he separated macaque monkeys from their mothers and put them in cages, where they were then given a choice of bonding with surrogate cloth moms or sucking milk from a baby bottle on a wire?...

October 23, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

Am I a narcissist? Part II: Ask my staff

A few weeks ago, I found out that my presence on Facebook can indicate just how narcissistic I am, thanks to a study in the October issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin ...

October 8, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

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