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Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon -- the measure of the... 4 hours
Research forecasts US among top nations to suffer economic damage from climate change
PHYS.ORG For the first time, researchers have developed a data set quantifying what the social cost of carbon—the measure of the economic harm... 11 hours
Take a step back from yourself to better realize the benefits of awe
SCIENCE DAILY Religion and nature can both lead to awe, and turning to one or the other is a common coping strategy for the... 11 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... 13 hours
Silver fox study reveals genetic clues to social behavior
PHYS.ORG In 1959, Russian scientists began an experiment to breed a population of silver foxes, selecting and breeding foxes that exhibited friendliness toward people. They wanted to know if they could... 13 hours
Group dynamics play a heavy hand in correctly identifying true online sources
PHYS.ORG Your squad, or social group, can have a huge impact on how you view the world. Now, new research shows that the people you... 4 days
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
SCIENCE DAILY By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then... 4 days
People more likely to migrate from small cities than large ones
PHYS.ORG Migration continues to be a frequently debated subject, with 68 percent of the world population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, according to a... 4 days
Scientists report conserved role for serotonin in mediating social behavior in octopus, humans
NEWS MEDICAL The mood-altering drug MDMA - which promotes positive, friendly social interactions in humans by inhibiting serotonin uptake in nerve cells - has... 4 days
Like humans, octopuses want more hugs when high on ecstasy
Science Magazine Researchers find genetic link in both species between MDMA and social behavior 4 days
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
PHYS.ORG By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then... 4 days
Octopuses Get Strangely Cuddly On The Mood Drug Ecstasy
NPR The drug makes the usually antisocial creatures much more interested in friendly contact with other octopuses. It's one more sign that the chemistry of social behavior has deep evolutionary roots. 4 days
Rising housing costs are re-segregating the Bay Area, study shows
PHYS.ORG New reports from the Urban Displacement Project at UC Berkeley and the California Housing Partnership confirm that rising housing costs between 2000 and 2015 have contributed to displacement... 5 days
Why Women Are Still Attracted to 'Benevolently Sexist' Men
LIVE SCIENCE But researchers have also revealed a paradox: Women prefer men who behave in ways that could be described as benevolently sexist over those who don't. 5 days
Data reveals big picture of the French 2017 presidential election: Social media, fake news, and political communities
PHYS.ORG CNRS and EHESS researchers analyzed nearly 60 million political tweets posted during the 2017... 5 days
Going viral: Investors pay more attention to social media stocks
PHYS.ORG What is a social media firm worth? Following how retail investors pay attention to company tickers is one piece of the puzzle. In a new study published this... 5 days
Why women – including feminists – are still attracted to 'benevolently sexist' men
PHYS.ORG If a man offers to help a woman with her heavy suitcase or to parallel park her car, what should she make... 5 days
Echo chambers persist in climate politics, research shows
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Maryland (UMD) finds that contentious climate politics continue to be influenced by the diffusion of scientific information inside "echo chambers"—social network structures in which individuals with... 6 days
Study finds why some human genes are more popular with biomedical researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Historical bias is a key reason why biomedical researchers continue to study the same 10 percent of all human genes while ignoring many genes... 6 days
Why some human genes are more popular with researchers than others
SCIENCE DAILY Historical bias is a key reason why biomedical researchers continue to study the same 10 percent of all human genes while ignoring many genes known to... 6 days
Capitalizing on sleep-wake cycle can drastically increase digital ad profits from social media
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows digital content platforms can increase traffic to their websites from social media and boost digital ad profits by at... 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... 6 days
Researchers find children experience concussion symptoms three times longer than adults
SCIENCE DAILY Parents should be aware that significant changes in concussion treatment have emerged in recent years. Primarily, there has been a major shift to promoting active recovery... 6 days
Capitalizing on sleep-wake cycle can drastically increase digital ad profits from social media, study shows
PHYS.ORG Firms increasingly are investing their marketing dollars in social media—market research firms predict spending will reach $37 billion... 7 days
Researchers may be overlooking complexities in social relations of primates
NEWS MEDICAL Anyone who peruses relationship settings on social media knows that our interactions with other humans can be intricate, but a new study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that... 7 days
Turmoil behind primate power struggles often overlooked by researchers
SCIENCE DAILY Social interactions can be intricate -- and not just among humans. A new study suggests that researchers may be overlooking some of these same complexities in the social relations of... 1 week
Turmoil behind primate power struggles often overlooked by researchers
PHYS.ORG Anyone who peruses relationship settings on social media knows that our interactions with other humans can be intricate, but a new study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that researchers may... 1 week
Are today's white kids less racist than their grandparents?
PHYS.ORG In America's children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. 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
Study: Social class determines how the unemployed describe food insecurity
NEWS MEDICAL "Cherry Blossom," a 39-year-old woman worked as a hotel breakfast bar hostess around the start of the "Great Recession." She lost her job, and three years later she... 1 week
A FRESH approach: Combining basic science and social good
Science Magazine A program to study HIV infection is empowering African women. 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
Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation
PHYS.ORG Both academic researchers and practitioners know that behavioural biases can drive household financial decisions away from standard finance models, and that people don't always follow the professional advice they receive. Peer effects have been... 2 weeks
The 'new social work' is performance-based practice, researcher suggests
PHYS.ORG Rather than social work practice being based solely on a therapist's intuition and assumptions, social workers should consider a system of evaluation and measurement based on hard data, suggests a... 2 weeks
Study shows racial stereotyping toward young children
PHYS.ORG New research from The Australian National University (ANU), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the University of Michigan have documented young children and youth of colour in the US face significant racial... 2 weeks
New research can identify extremists online, even before they post dangerous content
PHYS.ORG New research has found a way to identify extremists, such as those associated with the terrorist group ISIS, by monitoring their social media accounts,... 2 weeks
Differing opinions among practicing Muslims in Middle East on role religion should play in government
PHYS.ORG Once a lively debate, scholars more recently have largely discarded the view that Islam and democracy are incompatible,... 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
Researchers examine use of Twitter to propagate or debunk conspiracy theories during Zika virus outbreak
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating the use of Twitter to propagate or debunk conspiracy theories related to the 2015-2016 Zika virus... 2 weeks
Can stereotypes be quantified?
PHYS.ORG When a Starbucks employee recently called the police on two black men who asked for a bathroom key but hadn't yet ordered anything, it seemed a clear-cut case of racial bias leading directly to unfair treatment. Many outraged white customers... 2 weeks
Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics
SCIENCE DAILY Applying a comprehensive analysis of genetic, historical, and archeological factors in two 6th-century barbarian cemeteries, researchers have gleaned new insights into a key era known as the Migration Period that... 2 weeks
A new study examines use of twitter to spread or debunk conspiracy theories
PHYS.ORG Researchers investigating the use of Twitter to propagate or debunk conspiracy theories related to the 2015-2016 Zika virus outbreak analyzed the content... 2 weeks
Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics
PHYS.ORG Applying a comprehensive analysis of genetic, historical, and archeological factors in two 6th-century barbarian cemeteries, researchers have gleaned new insights into a key era known as the Migration Period that... 2 weeks
Minority job applicants with 'strong racial identities' may encounter less pay and lower odds of getting hired
PHYS.ORG Race-based discrimination is common in the hiring process. 2 weeks
Adolescents whose religious mothers die are likely to be less religious as young adults
PHYS.ORG Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than youths... 2 weeks
Parasite makes quick exit when researchers remove the handbrake
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Crowd counting through walls with WiFi
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Your Vision Matters: How to Protect Your Eyesight
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The weird world of one-sided objects
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Spray-on antennas unlock communication of the future
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Custom circuits for living cells
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Blowing the whistle on referee decisions
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Spray-coated tactile sensor on a 3-D surface for robotic skin
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BetterYou receives double accolade at Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2018
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Teens Sleeping Too Much, Or Not Enough? Parents Can Help
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Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters
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Watch a moth drink tears from a bird’s eye
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Rockers Coheed and Cambria Are Heading to a 'Planetary Prison'
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New robot picks a peck of peppers and more
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Remembrance For Walter Mischel, Psychologist Who Devised The Marshmallow Test
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How rats are killing our coral reefs
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NASA created rainfall analysis for super Typhoon Mangkhut
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NASA balloon mission captures electric blue clouds
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Fat from 558 million years ago reveals earliest known animal
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Video: How silver nanoparticles cut odors
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