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Death, Grief and

Death, Grief and Facebook

Facebook is a familiar tool that gives instant access for users to share their emotions, making it a natural place for mourners to gather virtually for group support. However, users could also inadvertently erode the memory of the dead person, altering an image he or she intentionally created.
02/11/2014 05:26 EST
How Cheaters Can Get Themselves

How Cheaters Can Get Themselves Caught

Researchers found there are two independent channels working together to enhance our engagement with these sudden looks. Without the movement, the gaze would not be as powerful. And the movement alone would not elicit the same response.
02/05/2014 12:35 EST
University Student Finds Potential Malaria Treatment At The Grocery

University Student Finds Potential Malaria Treatment At The Grocery Store

For first-year University of Toronto student Jessie MacAlpine, finding a potential treatment for malaria was almost too easy. First, she stumbled upon an herbicide compound through research in high school, then she read an article about how herbicides could be used to treat malaria, and then the "Eureka!" moment came.
02/05/2014 05:01 EST
Why Men and Women

Why Men and Women "Settle for Less" in Relationships

Ever wondered why your otherwise brilliant friends always seem to partner up with less-than-ideal mates? A new University of Toronto study could help explain why. One surprising finding was that those who feared being single seemed to recognize that they were making poor decisions about who to date.
02/03/2014 12:15 EST