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Researchers developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world through multiplayer collaboration and in real time to optimize a quantum gas experiment in a lab. Both teams quickly...
A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race...
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
A recent study investigating Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram concludes that reduced use leads to significant decreases in depression and loneliness.
Researchers in a lab at Aarhus University have developed a versatile remote gaming interface that allowed external experts as well as hundreds of citizen scientists all over the world to optimize a quantum gas experiment through multiplayer collaboration and in...
In collaboration with the peer-led organization Survivors' Voices, researchers from King's School of Life Course Sciences have launched a charter to guide...
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Autism spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by communication disorders, altered social interactions and sensory and...
A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such...
Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments...
In seeking to pinpoint why black or African-American scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health...
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Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults' desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments...
The basic human need to get along with others results in the formation of extreme political groupings, according to a study from Dartmouth College.
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The internet often gets a bad rap, and for good reason. Social media use can contribute to poorer mental health in teens. It can also be used to...
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Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets
A recent study finds young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at...
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Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis
Indirect reciprocity is a model of how humans act when their reputation is at stake, and which social norms people use to evaluate the actions of others. Researchers...
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Citizens prefer to enjoy natural landscapes that combine nature with built infrastructure, and that are close and accessible. This is apparent from the results of a pioneering study developed by...
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To address the alarming injury rate in youth footballers in Sweden, the project Injury-Free Children and Adolescents: Towards Better Practice in Swedish Football (FIT project) seeks...
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A new study has established that excessive use of social media, in particular the posting of images and selfies, is...
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A new study finds that recognition of faces varies by where they appear in the visual field and...
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A team from the University of Minnesota has shown that antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli bacteria in wild giraffes most likely come from anthropogenic sources, such...
Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony's young, researchers say.
A pair of researchers has found evidence at the Tulán-52 excavation in Chile that suggests the need for a reinterpretation of how the stone complex was used. In...
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A Dartmouth study finds that recognition of faces varies by where they appear in the visual field and this variability is reduced by learning familiar faces...
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A study from the Family Acceptance Project has found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people who...
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Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees' behavior, researchers showed that, following exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides -- the most commonly-used class of pesticides in agriculture -- bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social that other bees....
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Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram may not be great for personal well-being. The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social...
Social media echo chambers may reflect real-life conversations that are linked to the geographic locations of users, according to new research.
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How do you make winter cities more functional and appealing? The answer lies in social inclusion and economic engagement, according to new research by University of Alberta experts in human...
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A new study has shown vultures use their very own social networks to take advantage of thermal updrafts which help them fly vast distances. Researchers examined how the...
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How are the protesters who were killed in connection with the Egyptian uprising of 2011 depicted? A thesis in religious studies has shown that an analysis of the...
There are known racial and ethnic disparities in death due to traumatic brain injury and a new study has now examined if there is an association between TBI...
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A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections
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A new study finds bullying against minorities is more likely to persist over several years.
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A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections
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African-American job candidates are more likely to receive lower salaries in hiring negotiations when racially biased evaluators believe they have negotiated too much, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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A new study has revealed how vultures use their very own social networks to work out the best way to use thermal updrafts to help them fly vast...
Around one in three lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals who are bullied at school will have similar experiences in the workplace later in life, according to new research by Anglia Ruskin University.
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A new study investigates whether social media may be used as a source of information for recruiters to discriminate against job applicants.
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A new Journal of Economics & Management Strategy study investigates whether social media may be used as a source of information for recruiters to discriminate against job applicants.
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Alcohol industry social responsibility schemes strengthen their own commercial interests while failing to reduce harmful alcohol use, according to a new worldwide study led by the...
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Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social...
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Social isolation shrinks nerve cells in the brains of mice, a new study shows.
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Alcohol industry social responsibility schemes strengthen their own commercial interests while failing to reduce harmful alcohol use, according to a new worldwide study. Far...
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Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show...
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There is a problem with the set of tools social scientists use to study human behavior.
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Decisions about whether to build, remove or modify dams involve complex trade-offs that are often accompanied by social and political conflict. A group of researchers from the natural and social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities has joined forces to show...
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Nearly two-thirds of the social media bots with political activity on Twitter before the 2016 U.S. presidential election supported Donald Trump. But all those Trump bots...
Improved communication skills may be linked to increased connectivity between auditory and motor regions of the brain, researchers find.
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Many of the 48,000 Australian children in foster care may struggle to reach national literacy and numeracy benchmarks, could be at higher risk than their peers of becoming disengaged with schooling, being suspended or...
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Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children's social communication skills, improve their family's quality...
Despite an aggressive crackdown by social media firms, so-called "junk news" is spreading at a greater rate than in 2016 on social media ahead of the US midterm elections, according...
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This study analyzed data for about 6,400 patients who had heart attacks to compare black and white patients across a range of characteristics (demographic, socioeconomic status,...
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Environmental disasters in the U.S. often hit minority groups the hardest.
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Getting into trouble after succumbing to peer pressure isn't just a human experience.
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The number of children and adolescents visiting the nation's emergency departments due to mental health concerns continued to rise at an alarming...
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NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) has debuted its first data release, which focuses on...
Every day, users upload millions of photos on platforms such as Flickr, Instagram and Facebook. A study by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) now shows that these photos...
VIDEO Amazon decided to shut down its experimental artificial intelligence (AI) recruiting tool after discovering it discriminated against women. The company created the tool to trawl the...
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Shortly after the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, I noticed that the word "Jews" was trending on Twitter. As a social media researcher and educator, I became concerned that...
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As small Iowa towns continue to lose population, a strong social infrastructure – rather than economic or physical factors – determines whether residents report...
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With 11 people killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue, racially motivated shootings in a Kentucky store, and bombs in the mail, it seems...
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Swiss university shut down astronomy institute last year where accused professor worked
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Every day, users upload millions of photos on platforms, such as Flickr, Instagram or Facebook. A study now shows that these photos can be used to assess the social importance...
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Ladies and gentlemen, start your algorithms: Google is creating a $25 million fund for artificial intelligence research around the world, to address social and...
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A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia.
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A 10-year study of 12,000 diverse older adults finds that loneliness, independently of social isolation, is tied to a 40 percent higher risk of dementia.
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Google is creating a $25 million fund for artificial intelligence research around the world to address social and economic problems.
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What separates cities and suburbs isn't always a geographic boundary. Subjective social factors also play a role, particularly school quality...
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Individual perceptions about safety and school quality play critical roles in how people define their communities, and these subjective social...
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University of Alberta sociologists found that over time, people with higher incomes grew less concerned with a range of social...
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Greater freedom of movement and investments in human rights and social opportunities can help protect humans from environmental threats like rising sea levels, new research says.
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Blood pressure and heart rate are not fixed, but rather they adapt to meet physical and social demands placed on the body,...
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In addition to the physical and psychological harm done to victims of domestic violence, domestic violence costs U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars each year....
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Greater freedom of movement and investments in human rights and social opportunities can help protect humans from environmental threats like rising sea levels, new research says.
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Many people go online to find their perfect match in a romantic or sexual partner but find that racial discrimination is prevalent. Ryan Wade is a professor of...
The recent commercialization of the EnChroma glasses has generated great expectations among the color blind thanks to a strong campaign on social networks and the media. Users of...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects children's social and intellectual development. Conventional diagnostic methods for ASD rely on behavioral observation. Researchers have now identified a potential quantifiable biomarker for diagnosing ASD....
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In recent years, surveys based on social-science studies have been well applied to quantify the impact of heat stress on the work capacity. However, previous surveys were mainly for developed countries. The...
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By many measures, the U.S. has made important strides when it comes to civil rights: The racial gaps in educational achievement, life expectancy, and wages, though still considerable, have all narrowed measurably in the...
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For people who can't wait the three or four days for the wrinkle smoothing effects of botulinum toxin (Botox) injections to kick in, a new study shows facial exercise after the injections speeds the change in...
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A research team studying MRI scans of school-age children's brains found unique patterns of neural communication involving the amygdala, the area of the brain...
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Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. The...
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Earlier this fall, Dartmouth College researchers released a study claiming to link violent video games to aggression in kids. The logic of a meta-analytic study like...
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Hispanics make up about one-third of New York City's population, with many spending half of their income on rent. That is, of course, if...
A systematic review and meta-analysis has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death rate of colorectal cancer in blacks, no difference exists in the overall...
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New research, led by the University of Portsmouth, could help decision makers make more effective choices when designing social housing initiatives.
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A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith G. F. Worthen, examines how measures of social contact and social distancing relate to attitudes toward lesbian, gay and transgender individuals in a new...
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A systematic review and meta-analysis from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine has found that, in spite of the higher incidence and death...
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A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith G. F. Worthen, examines how measures of social contact and social distancing relate to attitudes toward lesbian, gay and transgender individuals in a new...
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Since institutional investors own the bulk of the world's equity capital, it is important to understand how they affect the behavior of the companies...
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Chemical communication is widely used in the animal kingdom to convey social information. For example, animals use olfactory cues to recognize group or family members, or to choose genetically suitable mates. In contrast to...
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How well are immigrants integrating in the United States? Are they doing better or worse than in Germany or France? Under what conditions have immigrants most successfully integrated into their host societies? Despite great advances in social science, the answers...
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Cognitive scientist used millions of chat room messages to study how positive and negative messages reflected back to their senders.
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We all know that those angry rants on social media can come back to hurt you—and sooner than you think. "Good," positive chat resonates for a...
Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because...
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In France, the principle of laicity is a pillar of society, and it is unusual to display one's spirituality and religiosity in the workplace. However, since the early 2010s, the succession of cases leading to court...
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Duke-NUS researchers have discovered that a growth factor protein, called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, and its receptor, tropomyosin receptor kinase B affects social dominance in mice. The research has implications for...
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Amazon's sexist hiring algorithm could still be better than a human
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