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Posts published in February 2019

Love and Sex: Egg and Chicken?

In hindsight, almost any finding (or its opposite) can seem like plain old common sense—a phenomenon we know as hindsight bias (a.k.a. the I-knew-it-all-along phenomenon). Likewise, the outcomes of most elections, wars, and sporting events seem, in hindsight, explainable and…

Twitter Chat » Twitter Chat on Eating Disorders

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on eating disorders in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This chat covered the common types of eating disorders, treatment, current research, and how to find help. Source: NIH

Should Social Conservatives Be Economic Progressives?

Time and again I am struck by two robust social science findings.   The first, to which social conservatives nod their appreciation, concerns the benefits of successful marriages—which are a substantial predictor of health, longevity, personal happiness, and the well-being…

Science News » Mega Docking Library Poised to Speed Drug Discovery

Researchers have launched an ultra-large virtual docking library expected to grow to more than 1 billion molecules by next year. It will expand by 1000-fold the number of such “make-on-demand” compounds readily available to scientists for chemical biology and drug…