February 2005

Autistic savant explains his incredible abilities

18 February 2005

“Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. He can perform mind-boggling mathematical calculations at breakneck speeds. But unlike other savants, who can perform similar feats, Tammet can describe how he does […]

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Antidepressant – suicide link reassessed

18 February 2005

New research published in the BMJ this week reviews years of research into the link between antidepressants and suicide. The results are mixed and the statistics are open to intepretation. […]

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Hocus pocus: x-ray eyes and spoon-bending

17 February 2005

Did you know they’ve taken the word ‘gullible’ out of the dictionary? This one went around endlessly at school and I almost fell for it the first time, but never […]

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The horny newt and other tales of animal personality

16 February 2005

The assertiveness of hyenas, the emotionalality of rats, the timidity of mice, the sociability of yellow-bellied marmots, the anxiousness of pigs, the agitatedness of cows, the obduracy of donkeys (well […]

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Feminine features on men more attractive

13 February 2005

New research, “…suggest that males with more feminine features are more widely attractive to women. Women who consider themselves highly attractive however, are more likely to go for classically masculine […]

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Are you ‘Information Literate’?

13 February 2005

It’s much easier to make a credible looking website than it is to make a credible looking book. So when you’re on the web, how do you evaluate the credibility […]

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Spray your way to orgasm

13 February 2005

A note of caution has been sounded for two drugs that claim to help female sexual dysfunction. Petra Boynton, the sex and relationship psychologist, denounces the media’s uncritical presentation of […]

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