Tag: PLoS

Caffeine improves recognition of positive words

Contact: Jyoti Madhusoodanan jmadhusoodanan@plos.org 415-568-4545 x187 Public Library of Science 2-3 cups of coffee improve brain processing of positive, but not negative or neutral words Caffeine perks up most coffee-lovers, but a new study shows a small dose of caffeine also increases their speed and accuracy for recognizing […]

How to confuse a moral compass

Survey ‘magic trick’ causes attitude reversal. Zoë Corbyn 19 September 2012 People can be tricked into reversing their opinions on moral issues, even to the point of constructing good arguments to support the opposite of their original positions, researchers report today in PLoS ONE1. The researchers, led by Lars […]

GM corn loses its edge against pests

YOU can’t keep a bad pest down. Corn rootworms in the US may have developed resistance to a protective chemical made by a genetically modified corn. The US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it plans to investigate the pest’s resilience. Corn rootworms are one of the […]