Category: Science

Posted in Politics Science

NZ already top of SPI v GDP – need more focus on GDP

New Zealand’s task isn’t so easy as the obvious policy wins have been taken. Being at the top edge of the policy window is both…

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Stay Healthy as You Age, Let Go of Anger

When people ages 80 and older regularly felt anger, researchers saw a link to elevated levels of the inflammatory marker IL-6 — perhaps because anger…

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The consequences of passing down the effects of trauma are huge

But unlike most inherited conditions, this was not caused by mutations to the genetic code itself. Instead, the researchers were investigating a much more obscure…

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Toxicologists want medicinal cannabis to meet same standards as other medicine

Radio New Zealand: Health experts want medicinal cannabis to meet same standards as other medicine.https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/388501/health-experts-want-medicinal-cannabis-to-meet-same-standards-as-other-medicine Toxicologists are urging the government not to make special provisions…

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Psychopaths drink their coffee black

If you like your coffee black, you may be someone who prefers strong flavours, takes good care of their health, or just wants to drink…

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Effects of trauma reverberate down the generations through epigenetics.

For those who survived, the harrowing experiences marked many of them for life. They returned to society with impaired health, worse job prospects and shorter life…

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Uber: The Psychology of Manipulation

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/02/technology/uber-drivers-psychological-tricks.html?_r=1 To keep drivers on the road, the company has exploited some people’s tendency to set earnings goals — alerting them that they are ever…

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Sexual orientation may be set by sex hormones in the uterus

Sexual orientation may be set by sex hormones in the uterus – new study by Kiwi and Europeans https://t.co/pLpiNtN35n — nzherald (@nzherald) October 11, 2018…

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Posted in Science Sexual Abuse

Junk science and diminishing survivor experience

“I watched all the hearings that took place last week and was just floored at the number of people who offered that as an explanation,”…

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Intrinsic biological mechanism that compels isolated animals to seek out companionship

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-evidence-for-the-necessity-of-loneliness-20160510/ But how did these powerful communities come to exist in the first place? Cacioppo proposes that the root of social ties lies in their…

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