Love at first blink! Scientists discover it takes just a third of a second to become attracted to someone

Songwriters might insist that it only takes a minute to fall in love – but scientists have found that it actually happens a lot faster than that, according to Daily Mail .

New research has discovered that it takes less than a third of a second – faster than the blink of an eye – for anyone to size up the attractiveness of a potential partner.

Neuroscientists say people identify someone’s gender after 244 milliseconds, then give a verdict on their attractiveness just 59 milliseconds later.

Sorry is NOT the hardest word!

Humans are predisposed to forgive others because dismissing someone for one bad deed could cut off access to crucial information in future, scientists claim

Elton John was wrong — sorry is not the hardest word after all, as scientists have found that human beings are genetically hardwired to forgive other people.

Research has found people are reluctant to believe others are inherently bad, even when they have behaved immorally, according to Daily Mail.

When someone who has behaved badly then does something nice, people will be inclined to forgive any previous misgivings.

Men and women seeking a long-term partner pick people who look like their PARENTS

Men and women have a 'type' - and it tends to be someone who looks like their own mum or dad, according to new research.

When it comes to looking for a long term partner rather than a sexual fling, men will date women with the same or similar eye and hair colour as their own mothers, according to Daily Mail.

Women will choose a long term male partner with the same eye and hair as their own fathers, providing he was around during her childhood.

Robots have power to significantly influence children's opinions

Young children are significantly more likely than adults to have their opinions and decisions influenced by robots, according to Science Daily.

The study, conducted at the University of Plymouth, compared how adults and children respond to an identical task when in the presence of both their peers and humanoid robots.

It showed that while adults regularly have their opinions influenced by peers, something also demonstrated in previous studies, they are largely able to resist being persuaded by robots.

The perks of having a pet

Study finds people who have animals at home are happier, wealthier, and get more exercise

Having pets really is good for your well-being.

A new study of dog and cat owners over the age of 55 found that those who have an animal companion tend to be happier, more successful, and exercise more.

Experts say the seemingly minor physical aspects of pet ownership, from taking walks to cleaning up after them, can go a long way – and, these bonds boost the ‘feel good’ chemicals in the brain, according to Daily Mail.

The study surveyed 1,000 dog and cat owners.

And, they found a number of trends among those with pets.