Older brothers really ARE the biggest bullies

Big brothers really are the biggest bullies, particularly for those in larger families.

A study has found when it comes to sibling name-calling, teasing and other types of mean behaviour, older boys tend to be the perpetrators.

Girls are more likely to be targeted by their siblings, especially if they are the babies of the family, according to Daily Mail.

Psychologists at the University of Warwick tracked the family dynamics of 6,838 siblings up until the age 12.

Why humans love horror: Study on haunted house attendees reveals harmless scares induce a 'high state of emotional arousal'

The horror genre has long maintained its popularity despite fear otherwise being a negative experience.

According to new research, this may be in part because horror entertainment gives us a sense of control over our fears and stimulates the emotions, according to Daily Mail.

In one of several recent studies designed to shed light on the phenomenon, the researchers analyzed the mental tactics used by haunted house attendees to either maximize or reduce their fear.

Who's a clever boy! Bigger dogs like Labradors and Great Danes are 'more intelligent' than handbag-sized hounds, research claims

Bigger dogs are more intelligent than smaller ones, according to new research.

Breeds such as Labradors and Great Danes have bigger brains than their pint-sized peers and this, researchers found, gives them improved 'cognitive function'.

This gives larger dogs increased self control and a high-performing short term memory, according to Daily Mail.

And it also means they obey the command 'stay' more than pint sized pooches.

Does YOUR dog refuse to sleep without their favorite toy or blanket? Study set to reveal if pet's emotional bonds are the same as human toddlers

A new study is set to examine whether dogs form an emotional attachment to toys in a similar way to young children with blankets and teddies.

Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School and School of Psychological Science will examine the behaviors of a wide range of dogs for the work, according to Daily Mail.

It is thought that some breeds of dog may be more likely than others to form attachments with objects such as toys and bedding.

Professor Bruce Hood, of the University of Bristol's School of Psychological Science, said he was 'fascinated' by the subject.

'Mona Lisa Effect' is REAL

'Mona Lisa Effect' is REAL: Scientists find out why a painting's eyes 'follow you' (but say it DOESN'T happen with the DaVinci masterpiece 'because she's staring too far to the right')

Many art admirers claim the eyes of Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa follow them as they move around the portrait and it has since been dubbed the 'Mona Lisa Effect'.

This mysterious phenomenon has now been confirmed as a legitimate illusion but scientists claim the Mona Lisa does not exhibit it ,according to Daily Mail. 

The discovery debunks the long-standing myth that Louvre visitors are followed around the room by the gaze of Mona Lisa.

The authors write in the study: 'Mona Lisa does not fulfil the premise of the Mona Lisa effect: She does not gaze at the viewer.'

As part of the study, the researchers found that Mona Lisa gazes to her left-hand side from about 35.5 cm inside pictorial space.