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Face Genes Control Human Facial Shape

What did the suspect look like? With the discovery of five genes involved in facial form, perhaps one day the police won’t need eyewitnesses or surveillance cameras – all they’d need is a little bit of DNA: Lead author Manfred Kayser from [...]

Why Apologies Don’t Make You Feel Better

When someone did us wrong, we expect them to apologize – but how much is an apology really worth? Not much, according to a new study: “The expectations for an apology to make us feel better and even forget about the bad things that have happened are overestimated,” says study co-author David De Cremer of the [...]