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Joint hypermobility related to anxiety, also in animals  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The relation between collagen laxity and anxiety in humans is widely known, but this relation has never been observed before in other species. A team of researchers led by professors Jaume Fatjó... more
Troublesome trees: spread of forests contributed to ancient extinction  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Evidence from ancient rocks in north Alabama show the Earth's first forest spread rapidly, likely contributing to a mass extinction of shallow marine life some 370 million years ago. more
Crocs' climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate. more
Locally-based Haitian social entrepreneurs empower disaster-stricken villages  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Steffen Farny, Ewald Kibler and Simon Down report how communities can better cope and move on from the trauma of natural disasters, and build hope for the future. Farny says, "Aside from the physical... more
Sociologist identifies link between decline in stable manufacturing jobs and reduced fertility rates  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
As the Great Recession wiped out nearly 9 million jobs and 19 trillion dollars in wealth from U.S. households, American families experienced... more
Crocs' climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could use to shine light on our ancient climate, according... more
Gene associated with increased risk of cannabis abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor... more
New study shows how environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study shows that over the past 10,000 years, humanity has experienced a number of foundational transitions, or 'bottlenecks.' During these periods of transition, the advance or decline of... more
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. But in ancient times, these powerful carnivores also roamed a very different landscape, inhabiting the... more
Scientists studying how large-scale environmental disruptions affected ancient societies  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
John Day, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in LSU's College of the Coast & Environment, has collaborated on a new analysis of societal development with Joel Gunn of the University of North... more
Dark centers of chromosomes reveal ancient DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Geneticists exploring the dark heart of the human genome have discovered big chunks of Neanderthal and other ancient DNA. The results open new ways to study both how chromosomes behave during cell division and... more
Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Bad news, Jurassic Park fans—the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero. That's because DNA breaks down over time and isn't stable enough to stay intact for millions... more
Evidence of hiring discrimination against nonwhite groups in nine countries examined  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new meta-analysis on hiring discrimination by Northwestern University sociologist Lincoln Quillian and his colleagues finds evidence of pervasive hiring discrimination against all nonwhite groups in... more
Researcher explores the gendered social construction of exceptionalism in early adolescence  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
"Are boys better at school than girls?" Michela Musto, a postdoctoral fellow at the Clayman Institute, asked middle school students, after observing their classrooms. Musto recently... more
The increase in wildfires is linked via climate change to social inequity  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When the crown jewel of industrial civilization—the automobile—was introduced in London, it was met with resistance. Wouldn't burning fossil fuels pollute the air? "Yes,... more
Fossil teeth reveal ancient hyenas in the Arctic  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Modern hyenas are known as hunters and scavengers in Asian and African ecosystems such as the savanna. more
Indian family branches out with novel tree house  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When the Kesharwanis decided to branch out and expand their family home, they came up with a novel way of dealing with an ancient giant fig tree in their garden—they built the... more
Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Vince Calhoun, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University and director of the Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and... more
Language in Facebook posts may help identify diabetes and mental health conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Language in Facebook posts may help identify conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, depression and psychosis in patients, according to a study from Penn Medicine... more
9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Bioarchaeologists report new findings from the ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey. The results paint a picture of what it was like for humans to move from a nomadic... more
Çatalhöyük: 9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world's first large farming communities were also among the first humans to experience some of the perils of modern... more
Medical News Today: AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language  MNT · 3 days
Analyzing two features of language use with machine learning could be a way to predict which individuals will later develop psychosis, study finds. more
Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Schizophrenia may be related to the deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. What triggers the illness? Researchers (UNIGE) have provided an initial answer after analysing several years of patients with deletion... more
Expert discusses observing cognitive triggers for extremist violence through brain scans  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a new journal article, a team of scientists led by Scott Atran, an adjunct research professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School and Institute... more
Research opens up new avenues for understanding the causes of schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Schizophrenia causes hallucinations and memory or cognition problems inter alia. This psychiatric illness affects 0.5% of the general population, and it may be related to genetic... more
New study examines the association between race, ethnicity and exclusionary discipline practices  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Discipline and how it is administered in schools across the U.S. continues to be a hotly debated topic. Now a University of Kentucky doctoral... more
Psyche mission clears review  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget and schedule. SpaceNews.com more
Pass The Brazier: Early Evidence Of Cannabis Smoking Found On Chinese Artifacts  NPR · 5 days
Humans have been smoking pot to get high since the first millennium B.C. Archaeologists have found early evidence of cannabis use from wooden bowls... more
Giant Cambrian Trilobite Species Unearthed in Australia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Paleontologists have unearthed fossils of a giant trilobite species that inhabited Australian waters approximately 500 million years ago (Cambrian period). Trilobites are... more
New machine-learning method more precisely quantifies a known indicator for psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people's language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis -- the frequent use of words associated with sound. more
The rise of the grey vote: cultural backlash?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Explanations of why people voted for Brexit, Donald Trump or so-called populist parties in the EU are often characterised as either 'cultural' or 'economic' – that is, values or identity-based, versus social... more
Differences in brain systems for habitual behavior distinguish heavy cannabis users  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A shift from brain systems controlling reward-driven use to habit-driven use differentiates heavy cannabis users who are addicted to the drug from users who aren't, according... more
Study: Use of psychoactive substances increases among entertainment sector workers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Entertainment sector workers are among those with the highest consumption of psychoactive substances. According to the Adictions study of the year 2017, 17% of the total consume these... more
$10 million endowed gift supports psychosis research efforts  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has received a $10 million endowed gift to fund translational research, support clinical programs and create an endowed chair within the department. more
Ancient 'Loch Ness Monster' from Antarctica Breaks a Record for Body Size  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Paleontologists have discovered the remains of an ancient Loch Ness Monster look-alike in freezing Antarctica. And just like the legendary Nessie, it wasn't the... more
The whisper of schizophrenia: Machine learning finds 'sound' words predict psychosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Automated analysis of the two language variables -- more frequent use of words associated with sound and speaking with low semantic density, or vagueness -- can... more
New statistical formulas for assigning sex to fossils  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The CENIEH researcher Adrián Pablos is co-author of a paper which offers a methodology for assigning the sex to fossils of Homo sapiens and opens up the possibility of applying it to... more
Most studies into impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures say researchers. more
Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers present the results of an analysis of plant, animal and human remains, reconstructing both the diets and geographic origins of the... more
Origins of cannabis smoking  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A chemical residue study of incense burners from ancient burials at high elevations in western China has revealed psychoactive cannabinoids. The finding provides some of the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis for its psychoactive compounds. more
People Smoked Pot to Get High at Least 2,500 Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Getting high on marijuana may not be a modern pastime, as archaeologists have found the earliest clear evidence to date that people were smoking cannabis for... more
The origins of cannabis smoking: Marijuana use in the first millennium BC  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cannabis has been cultivated for millennia in East Asia as an oil-seed and fibre crop. Little is known, however, about the early use and... more
Indoor tanning may be an addiction abetted by both genetic and psychiatric factors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A combination of elevated symptoms of depression along with modifications in a gene responsible for dopamine activity, important to the brain's pleasure... more
Disparities in race, ethnicity, and status affect progress in cancer survival rates in youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that dramatic increases in cancer survival in adolescents and young adults are... more
NASA's Psyche mission has a metal world in its sights  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Designed to explore a metal asteroid that could be the heart of a planet, the Psyche mission is readying for a 2022 launch. After extensive review, NASA Headquarters... more
Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Portus Romae was established in the middle of the first century AD and for well over 400 years was Rome's gateway to... more
New photography technique brings hidden history of fossils to light  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
We've all seen and marveled at them: perfect fossils of gargantuan dinosaurs or other exotic creatures from the ancient world. But the truth is, sometimes there's more than... more
Brain activation patterns may help identify people at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders, according... more
Women have better memories of events than men  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Memories of events, episodic memory, is better amongst women compared to men, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found in a new overview published in the scientific journal Psychological Bulletin. more
Checkmate for hepatitis B viruses in the liver  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have for the first time succeeded in conquering a chronic infection of the hepatitis B virus in a mouse model. The team showed in its publication, that T-cell therapy can provide... more
Want effective policy? Ask the locals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As multinational organizations such as the United Nations strive to improve life for people across the globe through initiatives like the Sustainable Development Goals, there is a tendency to look for indicators that can be used... more
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fresh evidence rewrites the understanding of the most intriguing archaeological burial site in western Finland. New DNA technology gives significant information on the bones... more
How bosses react influences whether workers speak up  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Speaking up in front of a supervisor can be stressful—but it doesn't have to be, according to new research from a Rice University psychologist. How a leader responds to employee suggestions can... more
Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Fresh evidence rewrites the understanding of the most intriguing archaeological burial site in western Finland. New DNA technology gives significant information on the bones... more
Team puts an ancient spin on a new digital currency  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Cryptocurrency might seem like a next-generation idea, but two University of Oregon researchers say it has roots in the past. more
Researchers succeed in conquering chronic infection with hepatitis B virus  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich, working in collaboration with researchers at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the University Hospital Heidelberg, have... more
Egypt demands Christie's halt auction of King Tut statue  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Egypt is trying to halt an auction of a 3,000-year-old stone sculpture of the famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun at Christie's in London. more
Research reveals gaps in the girls' knowledge and absence of support during puberty  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study led by Marni Sommer, DrPH, RN, associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, examined girls'... more
How electrical stimulation reorganizes the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Recordings of neural activity during therapeutic stimulation can be used to predict subsequent changes in brain connectivity, according to a study of epilepsy patients. This approach could inform efforts to improve brain stimulation treatments for depression... more
Powerful lasers for fragile works of art  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Protecting artworks from the effects of aging requires an understanding of the way materials alter over time. Scientists have developed a new diagnostic and analytical method for use in cultural conservation, putting his scientific... more
Powerful lasers for fragile works of art  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"Time alters all things," wrote the Latin poet Horace. Museum conservators would love to prove him wrong. Protecting artworks from the effects of aging requires an understanding of the way materials alter over time.... more
Necklace Made of Defleshed Human Skull Discovered in Mayan Warrior Tomb  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Grisly war trophies made from the heads of vanquished enemies certainly grab attention. But archaeologists are more interested in what they may tell about a tumultuous... more
Dramatic change in ancient nomad diets coincides with expansion of networks across Eurasia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A meta-analysis of dietary information recorded in the bones of ancient animals and humans recovered from sites scattered across the Eurasian steppe,... more
Dramatic change in ancient nomad diets coincides with expansion of networks across Eurasia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Strengthening of political networks coincided with the intensification of agricultural production, resulting in the widespread adoption of millet by populations across Eurasia. more
Last-ditch attempt to warn of coalmine harm  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Groundwater experts from around Australia have repeated calls for further investigations into the potential effects on heritage groundwater reserves in central Queensland if the giant Adani Carmichael coalmine gets the final regulatory go-ahead.Concerns the... more
Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant,... more
What psychotherapy can do for the climate and biodiversity crises  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Apologies in advance, but I'm hoping that reading this will help you feel depressed—about biodiversity loss and our lack of progress over the climate crisis. The thing is,... more
Carbon plays a starring role in the new book ‘Symphony in C’  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
In Symphony in C, geophysicist Robert Hazen explores carbon’s ancient origins, its role in life and its importance in the modern world. more
Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Evidence for the ancient, 1.2 billion years old, meteorite strike, was first discovered in 2008 near Ullapool, NW Scotland by scientists from Oxford and Aberdeen Universities. The thickness... more
Planck Finds No New Evidence for Cosmic Anomalies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of... more
Genetic Analysis Reveals Previously Unknown Group of Ancient Siberians  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Northeastern Siberia has been inhabited by humans for more than 40,000 years but its deep population history remains... more
How streaming media could change our minds on cultural differences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The influence of digital technology is most significant in how we experience culture and identity. Think about the use of streaming media. more
Schools reckon with social stress: 'I'm on my phone so much'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
High school biology teacher Kelly Chavis knew smartphones were a distraction in her class. But not even her students realized the psychological toll of their devices... more
Neuroscientists use novel technology-based tools to predict schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder that affects about 1% of the population,is a leading cause of functional disability in the United States. more
Talking about climate change could reduce global warming, says new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Social learning matters in arresting climate change, just as much as geophysical factors like plant respiration or solar reflectivity of the earth’s surface, says a surprising... more
These First Americans Vanished Without a Trace — But Hints of Them Linger  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
There are no surviving members of an ancient and mysterious group of people who lived in North America for millennia. Until now,... more
Video: Could you fail a drug test by taking CBD?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-psychoactive compound produced by the marijuana plant that seems to be everywhere these days. Maybe you've even been asked if you'd like it... more
How a simple psychological intervention could help boost school grades for low-income students  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A joint research team of psychologists from the University of Sussex and the London School of Economics may have found a highly... more
Laboratory's solar system legacy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When the first humans stepped onto the moon a half-century ago on July 20, 1969, they knew they were venturing into the unknown. Some had feared their lander would be swallowed up by bottomless layers of dust as almost nothing... more
On campaign trail, Joe Biden highlights nation’s lack of school psychologists  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Outlining his education platform on May 28, former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden put the spotlight on an often-ignored mental health problem:... more
Ancient Galaxy in the 'Sea Serpent' Has More Dark Matter Than Expected  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
X-ray observations of a peculiar galaxy deep within the constellation Hydra (the Sea Serpent) have revealed more dark matter at its core than expected. more
Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic hunter-gatherer migration to North America around 5,000 years ago  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An ancient population of Arctic hunter-gatherers, known as Paleo-Eskimos, made a significant genetic contribution to populations living in... more
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