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Freelance science writer, author of Science Sushi for Discover Blogs, and PhD student in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawaii
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blogs.discovermagazine.com — Everyone knows that money can buy you pretty much anything. Well, here are two more things to add to the list: reduced physical pain *and* less social distress. In this study, the researchers had subjects count either paper or money, and just the act of counting money made the subjects less sensitive to subsequent social exclusion or physical pain (via dipping their hands in hot water).
businessinsider.com — Chaser is a female border collie. And she can understand English grammar. She can understand the relationships between a prepositional object, verb, and direct object in a four word sentence, like "to ball take Frisbee." For those who need a brush up: A preposition is a word that describes a relationship in space or time - in these examples the preposition is "to."
nytimes.com — In the days following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, speculation online regarding the identity and motive of the unknown perpetrator or perpetrators was rampant. And once the Tsarnaev brothers were identified and the manhunt came to a close, the speculation didn't cease. It took a new form.
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