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Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
SCIENCE DAILY The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by scientists tracking environment changes. 4 hours
Evidence that addictive behaviors have strong links with ancient retroviral infection
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that an ancient retrovirus -- HK2 -- is more frequently found in drug addicts and thus is significantly associated with addiction. 6 hours
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ASTRO WATCH A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of... 8 hours
How nature, nurture shape the sleeping brain
SCIENCE DAILY Some patterns of electrical activity generated by the brain during sleep are inherited, according to a study of teenage twins. Pinpointing the relative contributions of biology and experience to sleep neurophysiology could inform therapies... 8 hours
Martian moon may have come from impact on home planet
SCIENCE DAILY Phobos, the larger of Mars' two tiny satellites, is the darkest moon in the solar system. This dark aspect inspired the hypothesis that the close-orbiting moon may be... 8 hours
Ancient Egyptian 'Magic Spell' Deciphered
LIVE SCIENCE An ancient Egyptian papyrus with an image showing two bird-like creatures, possibly with a penis connecting them, has been deciphered, revealing a magic spell of love. 9 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
PHYS.ORG A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive underground. 13 hours
Ancient Mars had right conditions for underground life, new research suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the breakdown of water molecules trapped in ancient Martian rocks likely produced enough chemical energy to sustain microorganisms for hundreds of... 13 hours
Evacuation decision-making: How people make choices in disasters
PHYS.ORG After hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research to investigate the broad impacts of these disasters. A year later, some of the researchers funded by awards from the... 14 hours
Asian-Americans more likely to be hired to lead troubled companies
PHYS.ORG Asian-Americans are more than twice as likely to be hired as CEOs when a company is struggling, possibly setting them up for failure, according to new research published... 15 hours
Ancient mice discovered by climate cavers
PHYS.ORG The fossils of two extinct mice species have been discovered in caves in tropical Queensland by University of Queensland scientists tracking environment changes. 15 hours
NIMHD-funded study to focus on hurricane-related psychosocial stressors
NEWS MEDICAL Eight new awards will help researchers examine the health impacts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands following the physical damage and community-level hardships left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in... 20 hours
1,500-Year-Old Maya Altar Reveals Amazing Secrets of the 'Snake Kings'
LIVE SCIENCE The carved stone alter was found deep in the jungles of northern Guatemala. 2 days
A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works
SCIENCE DAILY This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and successful implementation nationwide. In a new study,... 3 days
Medical News Today: Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
MNT Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out... 3 days
Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch
MNT Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more. 3 days
Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test
NPR VIDEO Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What... 3 days
Ancient Cholesterol Confirms Dickinsonia as One of Earth’s First Animals
SCI-NEWS.COM The first complex organisms emerged during the Ediacaran period (635-541 million years ago). Ediacaran fossils are... 4 days
Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators have cataloged more than 70,000 novel... 4 days
Ancient Mystery Creature That Defied Classification Is Earth's Oldest Animal
LIVE SCIENCE Fat molecules show that a mystery creature that lived 558 million years ago was in fact an animal. 4 days
Historian angers group who proposed labeling late Holocene as Meghalayan Age
PHYS.ORG Guy Middleton, a historian at the Czech Institute of Egyptology at Charles University in Prague, has angered members of the group who successfully pushed for the... 4 days
Wild African monkeys infected with the bacterium causing yaws in humans 
PHYS.ORG An international research team, led by scientists from the German Primate Center, the Robert Koch Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, McGill University, Masaryk... 4 days
Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past
PHYS.ORG An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more... 4 days
Scientists find wild African monkeys infected with bacterium that causes syphilis, yaws in humans
NEWS MEDICAL An international research team, led by scientists from the German Primate Center, the Robert Koch Institute, the Max Planck Institute... 4 days
Grieving patients treated with talk therapy have lower risk of suicide and psychiatric illness
NEWS MEDICAL In a comprehensive study, researchers from Aarhus University show that grieving patients who receive what is known as talk therapy... 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years ago. 4 days
Comment on "U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave art"
Science Magazine Hoffmann et al. (Reports, 23 February 2018, p. 912) report the discovery of parietal art older than 64,800 years and... 4 days
Ancient steroids establish the Ediacaran fossil Dickinsonia as one of the earliest animals
Science Magazine The enigmatic Ediacara biota (571 million to 541 million years ago) represents the first macroscopic complex organisms in the geological record and... 4 days
Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record... 4 days
In depression the brain region for stress control is larger
SCIENCE DAILY Although depression is one of the leading psychiatric disorders, its cause remains unclear. A recent study found that those affected by depressive disorder have a larger hypothalamus compared... 4 days
How ad 'heroes' move us… and connect us to their brands
PHYS.ORG VIDEO You may have seen it: the Nike ad in which tennis star Serena Williams ignores the judgements of others and chooses her own path. These and... 5 days
New program to reduce harmful stress effectively improves mood in cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination... 5 days
Instilling persistence in children
SCIENCE DAILY Encouraging children 'to help,' rather than asking them to 'be helpers,' can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study. 5 days
From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Princeton geologists used tiny zircon crystals found in volcanic ash to rewrite the timeline for the eruptions of the Columbia River flood... 5 days
The origins of human prosociality: Cultural group selection in the workplace and the laboratory
Science Magazine Human prosociality toward nonkin is ubiquitous and almost unique in the animal kingdom. It remains poorly understood, although a proliferation... 5 days
Study finds people flock, or behave similarly to others, despite reasoning abilities
PHYS.ORG Crowd panics, market bubbles, and other unpredictable collective behaviors would not happen if people were smart about these things and just thought through their... 5 days
Where you live might influence how you measure up against your peers
SCIENCE DAILY Social psychologists uncover important mechanisms of social comparison, showing that it depends on specific, universal social settings and situations. 5 days
College students have unequal access to reliable technology, study finds
PHYS.ORG Smartphones and laptops seem ubiquitous at U.S. universities, but there is still a "digital divide," with some students less likely than others to have consistent access to reliable... 6 days
Psychologists test societal acceptance of underground storage of CO2
PHYS.ORG How can we reduce CO2 emissions from industry? Leiden psychologists Emma Mors and Christine Boomsma examined the public perception and acceptance around the capture and storage of carbon dioxide. This... 6 days
The Identity of This Remarkably Well-Preserved Egyptian Mummy Remains a Mystery
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have discovered several ancient Egyptian mummies — including the remains of a remarkably well-preserved individual — in a tomb along the west bank of the... 6 days
Giant Ice Volcanoes Once Covered Dwarf Planet Ceres
SPACE.COM Dozens of ancient ice volcanoes once dotted the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study finds. 6 days
Researchers Determine Four New Personality Types
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers at Northwestern University has sifted through data from more than 1.5 million people around the world and found at least... 6 days
Interaction of chemical slurry and ancient shale in fracking wastewater causes radioactivity
NEWS MEDICAL Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between a chemical slurry and ancient shale during the hydraulic fracturing process, according to Dartmouth College... 6 days
Arthritis common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, finds study
NEWS MEDICAL Arthritis is common in individuals with varying degrees of depression, according to a new International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study. 6 days
International study suggest ancient globalization
SCIENCE DAILY Using energy consumption as a measure, a team of international scientists has found that ancient civilizations engaged in globalization more than previously believed, suggesting that an integrated global economy is nothing new and may have benefited societies for... 6 days
How slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste
PHYS.ORG Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between a chemical slurry and ancient shale during the hydraulic fracturing process, according to... 6 days
Cosmetically smoothing over visible facial scars
SCIENCE DAILY A novel cosmetic product, designed to fill small to moderate facial scars, has shown promise in covering such deformities in a small group of patients. Participants were generally more satisfied with their appearance after the treatment... 6 days
Most prior research on discrimination looked at adults, study says
PHYS.ORG Racial and ethnic discrimination takes a toll on adolescents and is linked to their depression, poor self-esteem, lower academic achievement, substance use and risky sexual behavior, according to... 7 days
Do we trust people who speak with an accent?
SCIENCE DAILY A recently published study shows that unless they speak in a confident tone of voice, you're less likely to believe someone who speaks with an accent. And, interestingly, as you... 7 days
Archaeologists Uncover 1,500-Year-Old Maya Altar in Guatemala
SCI-NEWS.COM An international group of archaeologists has found a carved limestone altar at the Maya site of La Corona, located in jungle forest... 7 days
Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks
ABC NEWS Coca-Cola adds ... cannabis? Company says it's "closely watching" the growth of non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks 1 week
Coca-Cola 'closely watching' cannabis in wellness drinks
ABC NEWS The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks 1 week
Scientists determine four personality types based on new data
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have sifted through data from more than 1.5 million questionnaire respondents and found at least four distinct clusters of personality types exist: average, reserved, self-centered and role model. They... 1 week
Ancient Maya Captured and Traded Big Cats: Study
SCI-NEWS.COM The ancient Maya routinely captured and traded wild jaguars (Panthera onca) and pumas (Puma concolor) for symbolic and ritual purposes,... 1 week
Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
ABC NEWS Federal watchdog agency slams safeguards for foster kids prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs 1 week
Fossils reveal diverse Mesozoic pollinating lacewings
PHYS.ORG Insect pollination played an important role in the evolution of angiosperms. Little is known, however, about ancient pollination insects and their niche diversity during the pre-angiosperm period due to the rarity of fossil evidence of plant-pollinator... 1 week
Ancient Three-Way Collision Formed British Mainland
LIVE SCIENCE A surprising third party was involved in the creation of Britain. 1 week
13,000-Year-Old Brewery Found in Israel
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of researchers from Stanford University and the University of Haifa has found the oldest archaeological evidence of cereal-based beer brewing. The discovery is... 1 week
Witnessing school violence linked to later risk of psycho-social and academic impairment
NEWS MEDICAL Students who witness violence in school at age 13 are at later risk of psycho-social and academic impairment at age 15, according to a... 1 week
New program combines basic science and social benefits to address HIV risk among young women
NEWS MEDICAL A program established by investigators from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT and Harvard is addressing... 1 week
APNewsBreak: Few safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs
ABC NEWS APNewsBreak: Federal watchdog agency says safeguards are lacking for foster kids taking psychiatric drugs 1 week
Legends of a Medieval Female Pope May Tell the Truth
LIVE SCIENCE An analysis of ancient silver coins suggests that the ordained woman may have actually lived. 1 week
Chronic pain and the power of placebo
MNT The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people. 1 week
Medical News Today: Chronic pain and the power of placebo
MNT The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people. 1 week
Short-term psychotherapy improves mental health of women caring for children with chronic conditions
NEWS MEDICAL Brief cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improved the mental health of women overwhelmed by caring for children with severe chronic health conditions, researchers... 1 week
Religious upbringing may be protective factor for health, well-being in early adulthood
NEWS MEDICAL Participating in spiritual practices during childhood and adolescence may be a protective factor for a range of health and well-being outcomes in early adulthood,... 1 week
The art of storytelling: Researchers explore why we relate to characters
SCIENCE DAILY For thousands of years, humans have relied on storytelling to engage, to share emotions and to relate personal experiences. Now, psychologists are exploring the mechanisms deep... 1 week
Ancient altar reveals Mayan 'Game of Thrones' dynasty
PHYS.ORG A 1,500 year old Mayan altar discovered in a small archeological site in northern Guatemala is drawing comparisons to popular fantasy drama television series "Game of Thrones" for its descriptions of the... 2 weeks
Earliest Known Drawing by Human Discovered in South Africa
SCI-NEWS.COM A cross-hatched pattern drawn with an ochre crayon on a small piece of siliceous rock (silcrete) is 73,000... 2 weeks
Was this huge river delta on Mars the place where its oceans finally disappeared?
PHYS.ORG For some time, scientists have known that Mars was once a much warmer and wetter environment than it is today.... 2 weeks
Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France
SCIENCE DAILY The British mainland was formed from the collision of not two, but three ancient continental land masses, according to new research. 2 weeks
Half-billion-year-old fossils offer new clues to how life exploded on the sea floor
PHYS.ORG Stephen Pates, a researcher from Oxford University's Department of Zoology, has uncovered secrets from the ancient oceans. 2 weeks
Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France
PHYS.ORG The British mainland was formed from the collision of not two, but three ancient continental land masses, according to new research. 2 weeks
Designer enzyme conquers sulfite reduction, a bottleneck in environmental cleanup
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have cleared one hurdle toward environmental cleanup of certain contaminants with a newly designed synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide -- a notoriously complex... 2 weeks
Designer enzyme conquers sulfite reduction, a bottleneck in environmental cleanup
PHYS.ORG Researchers have cleared one hurdle toward environmental cleanup of certain contaminants with a newly designed synthetic enzyme that reduces the compound sulfite to sulfide—a notoriously complex multistep chemical... 2 weeks
Sugar pills may help treat certain chronic pain patients
NEWS MEDICAL Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful... 2 weeks
Childhood adversity associated with impaired social cognition in adults with major psychiatric disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A new report published in European Psychiatry identified a significant association between childhood adversity and impaired social cognitive functioning among adults diagnosed... 2 weeks
Childhood trauma linked to impaired social cognition later in life for patients with major psychiatric disorders
SCIENCE DAILY A new report has identified a significant association between childhood adversity and impaired social cognitive functioning... 2 weeks
Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years
SCIENCE DAILY Analysis of bones, from what was once the world's largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years... 2 weeks
Wild animals were routinely captured and traded in ancient Mesoamerica
SCIENCE DAILY New evidence from the Maya city of Copan, in Honduras, reveals that ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, according to a... 2 weeks
Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years
PHYS.ORG Analysis of bones, from what was once the world's largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years... 2 weeks
Wild animals were routinely captured and traded in ancient Mesoamerica
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Cross-Legged Woman's Tomb Reveals Ancient Maya Kept Jaguars in Cages
LIVE SCIENCE Jaguars, pumas, deer, and even crocodile bones turn up in the old Maya city of Copán. And a new paper shows they were kept captive and traded. 2 weeks
Sugar pills relieve pain for chronic pain patients
SCIENCE DAILY Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on... 2 weeks
Prompting people to listen to each other reduces inequality and improves group performance
PHYS.ORG A small but impactful shift in the way a group assignment is presented can significantly reduce racial inequality within the group, as... 2 weeks
Research shows neural link between altruism and empathy for the pain of strangers
NEWS MEDICAL Giving up a kidney to a stranger requires a certain sense of selflessness, what's come to be known in social science as... 2 weeks
This broken gene may have turned our ancestors into marathoners—and helped humans conquer the world
Science Magazine Mice with the same genetic change become ultradistance runners 2 weeks
Engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding
SCIENCE DAILY Gilding is the process of coating intricate artifacts with precious metals. Ancient Egyptians and Chinese coated their sculptures with thin metal films using gilding. Scientists inspired by this ancient process, have added a single layer of... 2 weeks
Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics
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Illinois engineers protect artifacts by graphene gilding
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Construction Crew Finds Stash of Ancient Gold Coins in Abandoned Italian Cinema
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Medical News Today: What do gut decisions reveal about us?
MNT A new study compares the psychological effects of intuitive decisions based on the proverbial gut feeling with decisions made after careful deliberation. 2 weeks
What do gut decisions reveal about us?
MNT A new study compares the psychological effects of intuitive decisions based on the proverbial gut feeling with decisions made after careful deliberation. 2 weeks
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