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Your earliest memories could be FAKE

Anything you can recall before the age of two is likely to be fictional because it's too early in your brain's development, scientists claim

 If your earliest memory took place before your second birthday – it's probably fictional, researchers claim.

According to the latest findings, around 40 per cent of us mistakenly believe we remember an event from our first two years, according to Daily Mail.

However, these recollections were likely created after seeing photos or hearing recollections from others, scientists say.

In the largest ever study on early memory, 6,641 people were questioned about their first recollection.

Emotional robot lets you feel how it's 'feeling'

Cornell University researchers have developed a prototype of a robot that can express "emotions" through changes in its outer surface. The robot's skin covers a grid of texture units whose shapes change based on the robot's feelings.

Assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Guy Hoffman, who has given a TEDx talk on "Robots with 'soul'" said the inspiration for designing a robot that gives off nonverbal cues through its outer skin comes from the animal world, based on the idea that robots shouldn't be thought of in human terms, according to Science Daily.

Rich people are less likely than the poor to share their wealth with others: scientists

The most generous people are those who have the least, according to scientists.

Based on a psychological experiment, those deemed to be of 'higher status' were found to be more selfish than those of 'lower status', according to Daily Mail.

Scientists at Queen Mary University also discovered that how a person amassed their fortune matters when it comes to determining how willing they are to share.

How do horses read human emotional cues?

Scientists demonstrated for the first time that horses integrate human facial expressions and voice tones to perceive human emotion, regardless of whether the person is familiar or not, according to Science Daily.

Recent studies showed the herd-forming animal possesses high communication capabilities, and can read the emotions of their peers through facial expressions and contact calls, or whinnies. Horses have long been used as a working animal and also as a companion animal in sports and leisure, establishing close relationships with humans just like dogs do with people.

Sorry ladies! Men really ARE better at navigating: Their superior sense of direction allows them to be more efficient and make better use of shortcuts, claim scientists

It has been the subject of countless arguments between couples, but scientists have finally proven that men are 'significantly' more efficient at navigating than women.

According to new research, men are more likely to reach their destination faster than their female counterparts, according to Daily Mail.

This is typically because men are more likely to use a shortcut to get to their destination, while women prefer to stick with a tried-and-tested route

Researchers conducted a series of experiments to try to determine the difference in how the sexes navigate.