Tag Archives: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Facebook Just Manipulated the Emotions of 700,000 Users Without Informing Them

When you sign up for Facebook, you have to agree to a whole laundry list of fine-print terms and conditions (which almost nobody ever reads). One of the things you consent to is Facebook’s Data Use Policy, which gives Facebook the right to use your info for, “…troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.” Well, it seems that Facebook has taken full advantage of the “research” portion of that agreement. A study published two weeks ago in the Proceedings of the National Academy of

China’s Pollution is Crossing the Pacific and Becoming America’s Problem

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A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that pollution from the manufacturing of American-bound products in China is responsible for between 12-24% of daily sulfate concentrations in the western US. Don Wuebbles, who is a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois, led the study. He said, Pollution from China is having an effect in the U.S., and we need to recognize how that is affecting both our background ozone levels and

Where Do We Feel Different Emotions? The Body Atlas (Graphic)

A group of 700 participants was shown different images and videos associated with different emotional responses. After each visual, they self-reported parts of the body that felt different after experiencing the emotion. Researchers compiled this data and created a “Body Atlas” showing how different emotions increase (warm colors) or decrease (cool colors) the amount of sensations we feel in different parts of the body. Read more details about the project and experimentation here.