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Children judge people based on facial features, just like adults

Children judge people based on facial features, just like adults

Science
April 19 (UPI) -- Children judge and adjust their behavior toward people based on the person's facial features, just like adults do. Previous studies have detailed the way various facial features -- the tilt of a person's mouth or distance between a person's eyes, for example -- influence a person's perception and expectations of another person. These preconceived notions, formed in an instant, can affect how people behave toward the person. Research suggests these subconscious prejudices can influence the hiring process, voting decisions or even jury deliberations. But until now, psychologists had only studied such prejudices in adults. The latest study, published this week in the journal Developmental Psychology, suggests children as young as five also judge people based on facial feat...
Judge calls Assange’s defence ‘laughable’ during court hearing

Judge calls Assange’s defence ‘laughable’ during court hearing

World
A judge branded Julian Assange a "narcissist" as he was found guilty of breaching his bail conditions - hours after he was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London following seven years of refuge.The WikiLeaks founder is facing extradition to the US on charges of conspiring to break into a classified government computer, where he could face a maximum jail sentence of five years. Assange was detained by police after the Ecuadorian government withdrew his asylum - accusing the self-proclaimed journalist of interfering in international affairs and being discourteous to embassy staff. Image: Assange was arrested at the embassy on Thursday morning The 47-year-old shouted and gesticulated as he was carried away in handcuffs by...
Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood proud of soggy bottom

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood proud of soggy bottom

Entertainment
“The best bit of the show for me has to be ‘soggy bottom’” Paul Hollywood The judge, 52, coined the saucy phrase during the show’s first series in 2010. And it kick-started eight years of innuendo for the smash hit baking show.Paul said: “The best bit of the show for me has to be ‘soggy bottom’. It was series one of Bake Off when I first said it.“It happens when the base of a pie or tart fails to cook properly and it’s common in the industry to say that. But when I said it, everyone started laughing and I was like, ‘Why are they laughing?’ To me, it wasn’t funny.“It was a factual thing. But then all the innuendoes started building up over the yea...
Judge frees Mexican labor leader Elba Gordillo, held for 5 years without trial

Judge frees Mexican labor leader Elba Gordillo, held for 5 years without trial

World
Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Mexican federal court has freed former teachers union leader Elba Esther Gordillo of embezzlement charges that put her in prison for five years without a trial. Gordillo was arrested the day after an anti-union education reform law was signed in 2013, accused of organized crime and embezzling millions in union funds to pay for personal expenses. She denied the charges and said her arrest was politically motivated because of her opposition to the education reform, which she said was designed to disrupt the union's control of hiring and school administration. Gordillo, then the leader of the Mexican National Educational Workers Union, remained in prison for five years awaiting trial -- until the federal court ruled this week there are insufficient grounds to proceed in her...
Judge stops 3D printed gun plans publication

Judge stops 3D printed gun plans publication

Technology
A judge has blocked the publication of blueprints for parts of a gun that can be made by a 3D printer and, it is claimed, would be undetectable. The Trump administration had previously given the go-ahead for the online publication of the plans, which show how to make a firearm from printable parts.The gun's components can be made with a printer that uses plastic instead of ink. Layers of plastic are built up until they make three-dimensional plastic pieces.The company behind the plans, Defense Distributed, reached an agreement with the federal government in June allowing it to make the plans for the guns available for download, starting this week. Image: A 3D printed gun that has been fired is displayed at the Science Museum It would h...