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Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

 

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Low Glucose Liberals

New research confirms that hungry people are more supportive of social welfare programs. But that doesn’t mean they’re actually more likely to share.

 

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Technology Won’t Solve Hunger

But that doesn’t mean that it can’t help.

 

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Before-Lunch Liberals: Hunger Boosts Support for Welfare Programs

New research from Europe finds people in need of a meal express more positive views regarding those receiving public assistance.

 

Battling World Hunger Through Innovative Technology

From innovation in architecture and robotics to mobile apps and interactive games, technology is reshaping our understanding of and approach to world hunger.

 

Judges’ Decisions More Lenient After Lunch

Ordering in the court may be the new cry as a look at judges’ decisions made before and after lunch shows a wide difference in outcome.

 

Can We Avoid Devouring the Planet?

Stanford geographer Holly Gibbs discusses the challenge of preserving natural areas while still feeding an increasingly hungry world.

 

Hungry Men Love Larger Ladies

What’s your idea of an ideal mate? The answer may depend upon whether your stomach is rumbling.

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Sufferers of Social Anxiety Disorder, Your Friends Like You

The first study of friends' perceptions suggest they know something's off with their pals but like them just the same.

Standing Up for My Group by Kicking Yours

Members of a minority ethnic group are less likely to express support for gay equality if they believe their own group suffers from discrimination.

How Old Brains Learn New Tricks

A new study shows that the neural plasticity needed for learning doesn't vanish as we age—it just moves.

Ethnic Diversity Deflates Market Bubbles

But it's not in the rainbow and sing-along way you'd hope for. We just don't trust outsiders' judgments.

Online Brain Exercises Are Probably Useless

Even under the guidance of a specialist trainer, computer-based brain exercises have only modest benefits, a new analysis shows.

The Big One

One company, Comcast, will control up to 40 percent of Internet service coverage in the U.S., and 19 of the top 20 cable markets, if a proposed merger with Time Warner Cable is approved by regulators. November/December 2014

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