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Language on Twitter Tracks Rates of Coronary Heart Disease

A multidisciplinary research team has shown that the emotional language of Twitter users in a given location predicts rates of coronary artery disease in that area. ... More>


Friends’ Personality Insights May Predict Your Longevity

Your personality traits at an early age can predict how long you will live across 75 years and close friends are probably better than you at recognizing these traits. ... More>


People Can Be Convinced They Committed a Crime That Never Happened

Researchers show that innocent adults can be convinced, over the course of a few hours, they had perpetrated crimes as serious as assault with a weapon in their teenage years. ... More>


The Curious Science of When Multitasking Works


Focusing on Lasting Legacy Prompts Environmental Action

Prompting people to think about the legacy they want to leave for future generations can boost their desire and intention to take action to protect the environment. ... More>