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What the HELL is going on in the mind of a terrorist?

“They want to find something meaningful for their life,” says John Horgan, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. While terrorism seems incomprehensible, that’s probably something we’ve…


Your behaviour in the toilet

In 2010, a British audience determined that the invention of the flush toilet (often mistakenly credited to Englishman Thomas Crapper) is the the ninth greatest invention of…

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Happy workers?

Psychologists have been studying the effects of office environments for decades, and their research influences the spaces we work in today.  Even the colours of…