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Smartphones help researcher better understand the nature of depression and anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A psychologist's research using smartphones is providing valuable data in real time, information that could provide treatment benefits for patients struggling with anxiety and depression. more
How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching, which occurs when warm water... more
WATCH: Learn how to winterize your diet  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
Nutritionist Maya Feller teaches Michael and Sara how to eat properly to help their mood, skin, metabolism and immunity. more
Junk food is linked to both moderate and severe psychological distress  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
The study revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than... more
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these... more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. more
Even coral reefs are affected by socio-economics  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Marine biologists working to save the world's coral reefs say that they are increasingly being affected by human activities. As a result, the marine biologists now need to include an assessment of the effects... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 20 hours
A new study led by SETI Institute astronomers suggests that the recently-discovered moon of Neptune, Hippocamp, is probably an ancient fragment of a much... more
Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research. more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  ESA · 23 hours
These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that... more
Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Patients with schizophrenia are often treated with more than one type of psychiatric medication, but a new study suggests that some combinations may be... more
Homo sapiens colonized South Asian rainforest by hunting small mammals 45,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study provides direct evidence for the hunting of tree-dwelling monkeys and other small mammals by Homo sapiens 45,000 years ago... more
Was Roman Emperor Nero's Evil Reputation Just 'Fake News'?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Did the infamously cruel Nero really do all the terrible things that historians reported? more
Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close. more
Thermally-painted metasurfaces yield perfect light absorbers for high-tech applications  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers have discovered that the ancient technique of heating metal to create vibrant colors creates a nanostructured surface that acts as a perfect light absorber. Perfect light absorbers—materials that absorb... more
New method to assess effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder (SAD) is typically evaluated using self- and clinician-reported symptom change, while biomarkers of treatment response are rarely measured. more
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf... more
Science News » Neuromelanin-Sensitive MRI Identified as a Potential Biomarker for Psychosis  NIMH · 2 days
Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging — called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) — is a potential biomarker for psychosis. NM-MRI signal... more
Scientists probe into the mind of worms to unravel how memories form  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive since first described more... more
Researchers peer inside the mind of the worm for clues on how memories form  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive... more
Early-career job loss has long term health implications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Numerous studies have suggested that job loss and unemployment lead to poorer health. Sociologists at the University of Bamberg are now continuing this research and have set out to answer whether job... more
New screening tool more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as... more
Study may have important implications for refining parenting during child's adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions... more
Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their... more
20-million-year-old tusked sea cow is Central America's oldest marine mammal  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A researcher searching the shoreline of the Panama Canal for fossil plants instead found an ancient sea cow. An 'emergency fossil excavation' due to rising water levels yielded... more
Neanderthals' main food source was definitely meat  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers describe two late Neanderthals with exceptionally high nitrogen isotope ratios, which would traditionally be interpreted as the signature of freshwater fish consumption. By studying the isotope ratios of single amino acids, they however... more
Marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The thumb-sized animal, named Unnuakomys hutchisoni, lived... more
Philosophers ask the big questions about religion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Theologians focus on the content of different religious traditions, while psychologists focus on the causes of religious beliefs. Philosophers, on the other hand, focus on the evidence for these beliefs and the rationality of... more
Isotopes found in bones suggest Neanderthals were fresh meat eaters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests at least some Neanderthals were mainly fresh meat eaters. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National... more
Customs Letter About a Long-Lost Suitcase Leads to Artifacts from Desert with Early 'Jesus' Painting  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
The ancient desert village of Shivta in southern Israel made headlines when archaeologists discovered a wall painting there... more
IAU names landing site of Chinese Chang'e-4 probe on far side of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Statio Tianhe for the landing site... more
Smoking More Than 20 Cigarettes a Day Can Damage Vision, Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Heavy smokers – those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day — have significant changes in the red-green and blue-yellow color vision and a... more
New research calls for national database of Indigenous cultural heritage sites in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research from the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University calls for a national database of places of Indigenous historical and cultural... more
Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Paleontologists working on a steep river bank in Alaska have discovered fossil evidence of the northernmost marsupial known to science. more
Study finds neuromelanin-sensitive MRI as potential biomarker for psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging -- called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI is a potential biomarker for psychosis. more
A call for a theoretical framework to address replication crisis facing the psychological sciences  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pair of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University has published a Perspective... more
Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. more
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set... more
Researchers outline roles and impacts of human in socio-ecological systems  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In two back-to-back symposia at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 and 3:30... more
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set... more
England's Oldest Cave-Art Site Is Covered with Signs to Ward off Evil Spirits  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The marks, meant to protect against evil spirits, are out of place in a cave known for ancient animal carvings. more
Faculty beliefs about intelligence predict racial achievement gaps in STEM classes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In a major analysis of university faculty and students in science, technology, engineering and math, Indiana University social psychologists found that professors' beliefs about intelligence play... more
In America, high-speed train travel is off track  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
California's suspension this week of a high-speed rail project underscores the up-hill battle the modern mode of transport faces in the United States—including myriad cultural, political and economic obstacles. more
Tasmania fires may 'wipe out' ancient species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tasmania's ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bushfires consumed vast tracts of wild bushland. more
Lifetime adversity, increased neural processing during trauma combine to intensify core PTSD symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Lifetime adversity and increased neural processing during a traumatic event combine to increase the frequency of intrusive traumatic memories and the distress... more
Ancient Fresco of Mythical Narcissus Found in Pompeii  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Excavations in a lavishly decorated house in ancient Pompeii have yielded a Valentine's Day-worthy discovery: a fresco of Narcissus, the mythical hunter who fell in love with his own reflection. more
Medical News Today: Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?  MNT · 1 week
Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings. more
Lovesick: What are the adverse effects of love?  MNT · 1 week
Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings. more
Marin County: Safe harbor for Native residents during the Mission era and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Contrary to the dominant narrative of cultural extinction, indigenous residents of Marin County survived colonization, preserving and passing on their traditions and... more
The ways of wisdom in schizophrenia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers report that persons with schizophrenia scored lower on a wisdom assessment than non-psychiatric comparison participants, but that there was considerable variability in levels of wisdom, and those with higher scores displayed fewer psychotic symptoms. more
Orangutans make complex economic decisions about tool use  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Flexible tool use is closely associated to higher mental processes such as the ability to plan actions. Now a group of cognitive biologists and comparative psychologists found out that the apes carefully... more
Pompeii dig uncovers Narcissus fresco in ancient atrium  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. more
Researchers identify brain pathways of aversion  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
What happens in the brain when we feel discomfort? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are now one step closer to finding the answer. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry they identify... more
In Photos: The Emperor Penguin's Beautiful and Extreme Breeding Season  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Emperor penguins are the only penguin species that breeds on the frigid ice sheets of Antarctica in the dead of winter. more
Study proposes new approach that cures multidrug-resistant TB in conflict-affected communities  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results... more
Cannabis use as a teenager linked to depression later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has shown that at least 400,000 cases of adults with depression in the US could have been avoided if greater measures were in... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines... more
Gender and cultural bias exists against teachers at university level  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Students are more likely to rate male university teachers higher than their female counterparts in some areas of STEM and Business, according to Australia's largest review of student... more
Cannabis use among adolescents linked with increased risk of depression in adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
While there has been a lot of focus on the role of cannabis use in psychosis, there has been less attention on whether cannabis... more
Young cannabis users have increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Adolescent cannabis use has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior in young adulthood, according to the first meta-analysis by a team... more
Cryofixation and electron tomography reveals novel compartment in arbuscular mycorrhiza  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Agricultural productivity depends on supplying crops with adequate nutrients. To that end there is interest in using an ancient plant symbiosis with fungi to improve the ability of... more
Neanderthal footprints found in Gibraltar  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
This work started 10 years ago, when the first dates using the OSL method were obtained. It is then that the first traces of footprints left by vertebrates were found. In subsequent years the successive natural collapse of... more
PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD. more
Mom's reward: Female Galápagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The male Nazca booby, a large seabird of the Galápagos Islands, often outlives the domineering female of the species, according to new research. Why? It's a... more
Mom's reward: Female Galapagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The male Nazca booby, a large seabird of the Galápagos Islands, often outlives the domineering female of the species, according to new research from Wake Forest... more
Ancient spider fossils, surprisingly preserved in rock, reveal reflective eyes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Usually, soft-bodied species like spiders aren't fossilized in rock like animals with bones and teeth. More often, ancient spiders and insects are more likely to be discovered preserved... more
Study examines hospital readmissions for women with postpartum psychiatric diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15% of women develop postpartum depression. Postpartum psychiatric diseases occur on a continuum and extreme manifestations are life-threatening and... more
Archaeologists discover ancient workshop in Egypt's Sinai  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient workshop used to build and repair ships that dates back to the Ptolemaic era (332 B.C.-30 B.C.) in the Sinai Peninsula. more
Human enhancement: Is it good for society?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Human enhancement technologies are opening up tremendous new possibilities. But they're also raising important questions about what it means to be human, and what is good or bad for our individual and collective well-being.... more
Seven moral rules found all around the world  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Anthropologists at the University of Oxford have discovered what they believe to be seven universal moral rules. more
Human enhancement: Is it good for society?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Human enhancement technologies are opening up tremendous new possibilities. But they're also raising important questions about what it means to be human. These technologies are currently geared towards upgrading or restoring physical and psychological... more
Why Archaeologists Used a 'Ray Gun' to Blast This Ancient Shipwreck Pottery  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
To trace the origins of ancient pottery, scientists used a method that sounds like it's borrowed from science fiction. more
Why Archaeologists Just Blasted This Ancient Shipwreck with a 'Ray Gun'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
To trace the origins of ancient pottery, scientists used a method that sounds like it's borrowed from science fiction. more
In Photos: Ancient Shipwreck's Ceramics Traced to Kilns in China  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Pottery recovered from a ship that sank 800 years ago retains chemical "fingerprints" in its bluish-white glaze. more
A rare, ancient case of bone cancer has been found in a turtle ancestor  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
A 240-million-year-old fossil reveals the oldest known case of bone cancer in an amniote, a group that includes mammals, birds... more
Earth Once Swallowed Its Own Superocean. Could It Happen Again?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
An ancient supercontinent turned inside out as the Earth swallowed its own ocean some 700 million years ago, new research suggests. more
A Better Eyeshot of the Makeup of Ancient Meteorites  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A team of Japanese and American scientists has visualized meteorite components at resolution powers much higher than ever... more
Bridging the 'liking-gap,' researchers discuss awkwardness of conversations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Social and personality psychologists will present their latest findings on how people engage in casual conversations, and what this means for our own performance anxiety. more
Psychology: Robot saved, people take the hit  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
To what extent are people prepared to show consideration for robots? A new study suggests that, under certain circumstances, some people are willing to endanger human lives -- out of concern for robots. more
'X-ray gun' helps researchers pinpoint the origins of pottery found on ancient shipwreck  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
About 800 years ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea. There are no written records saying where the ship was going... more
Life thrived on Earth 3.5 billion years ago, research suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
3.5 billion years ago Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study led by researchers at the Earth-Life Science Institute of Tokyo Tech... more
New study linking blight and homicide may help predict where murder may occur  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study led by LSU Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Matthew Valasik is the first to show a statistical connection between... more
A better eyeshot of the makeup of ancient meteorites  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A team of scientists has visualized meteorite components at resolution powers much higher than ever before. Their efforts resulted in a much better look at -- and enhanced understanding of... more
Research suggests life thrived on Earth 3.5 billion years ago  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three and a half billion years ago, Earth hosted life, but was it barely surviving, or thriving? A new study carried out by a multi-institutional team with leadership... more
The composition of ancient meteorites  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of Japanese and American scientists has visualized meteorite components at higher resolution than ever before. Their efforts have resulted in an enhanced understanding of substances inside carbonaceous chondrites, the organic-compound-containing meteorites that land on Earth. These... more
Bone cancer found in 240-million-year-old stem-turtle fossil  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers with Museum für Naturkunde and Charité—Universitätsmedizin, both in Germany, reports a case of a rare type of cancer in a 240-million-year-old stem-turtle fossil. In their paper published in JAMA Oncology,... more
Photos: Traces of an Ancient Ice Stream  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
300 million years ago, Namibia was covered in ice. Now, we see traces of it. more
Ancient 'night' marsupial faced four months of winter darkness
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Young emperor penguins brave icy, winter waters in their first year
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