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Online daters pick partners with similar educational attainments – study

Jan 16, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Education is a proxy for resources and future provision as it can represent economic advantages says the study

DIGITAL LOVE. A picture taken in Paris, shows the front page of the Jewish dating website JDate. Photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Asthma risk up to 4x higher near fracking sites – US study

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:13 PM

The findings are based on research examining health records collected from 2005 to 2012 in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania

FRACKING AND ASTHMA RISKS. A hydraulic fracturing drill rig is silhouetted at dusk near Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, USA, March 9, 2012. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Science says: 8 ways shorter men are at a disadvantage

Mar 30, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Various studies show shorter men are behind – and not just in height

Science says: Here's how your friends affect your health

Jan 27, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Think about your 5 closest friends What do they care about? Do they love the gym? Friends can have a big influence on your health

Psychology research is often questionable, study finds

Aug 28, 2015 - 7:36 AM

A team of 270 scientists attempt to reproduce 100 psychology and social science studies published in 3 top peer reviewed US journals in 2008 Just 39 came out with same results as the initial reports