​According to new research that first quantified ice loss from the Amundsen Sea embayment of the West Antarctica, which hosts some of the fastest melting glaciers on the planet, hundreds of metres of solid ice were lost between 2002-2009.

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Rapid Antarctic Ice Loss Finally Quantified

Face stereotyping

When we see a face, are we seeing features of the face? Or is the visual information we process already shaped by our social associations, or stereotypes?

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Male and female participants showed no between-group differences in either risk preference (independent sample t-test, t(60) = 0.87, P = 0.39, two-tailed), conformity (independent sample t-test, t(60) = 1.20, P = 0.24, two-tailed), or conformity bias (independent sample t-test, t(60) = –0.56, P = 0.58, two-tailed). We also included gender as a covariate in the behavioral analyses to assess potential gender differences in the preference-dependent conformity predicted by the OCU model

We are influenced by other people's choices when selecting risker or safer options, especially when their risk preferences are aligned with our own...but only if those are real people's choices and not generated by a computer.

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Shape of glass affect drinking behaviour?

The shape of glass used in drinking alcohol seemed to affect how fast drinkers drink and thus how much is consumed over a single drinking session.

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