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One in 5 patients report discrimination in health care
SCIENCE DAILY Discrimination reported by black patients declined significantly over a six-year study period, reducing the difference between blacks and whites from 8.2 percent to 2.5 percent, concludes American researchers. But by... 2 days
Why the idea that the English have a common Anglo-Saxon origin is a myth
PHYS.ORG The idea that there is a common Anglo-Saxon ancestry based on biology is gaining currency among some right-wing and religious... 3 days
First mathematical network model for the Battle of the Sexes
PHYS.ORG Why is it easier to bridge conflicting interests in one neighbourhood than in another? Social scientists think that the residents' social networks may play an important role in... 3 days
Social workers lack tools to identify potential chronic child neglect, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY Neglect accounts for the majority of all child protection cases in the United States, yet child welfare workers lack effective assessment tools for identifying... 3 days
Do bullies have more sex?
SCIENCE DAILY Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. 3 days
U.S. religion is increasingly polarized
SCIENCE-NEWS Organized religion in the United States increasingly belongs to fervent believers, a new study finds. 3 days
Social housing found to provide the same emotional and practical benefits as home ownership
PHYS.ORG New research from the University of Birmingham and VIVID Housing Association has found for the first time a link between... 4 days
Visitor patterns and emerging activities in national parks revealed by social media posts
PHYS.ORG Social media data provide a reliable information to support decision making in national parks. Researchers from the Digital Geography at the University... 4 days
Study finds social stigma as barrier to successful treatment of children with HIV in Ethiopia
NEWS MEDICAL The social stigma surrounding HIV is still strong in many parts of the world. Children living with HIV... 4 days
New book examines what religious Americans think about science
PHYS.ORG What do religious Americans really think about science? A new book from Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and West Virginia University (WVU) sociologist Christopher Scheitle explores and debunks widespread... 4 days
Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation. 4 days
Increased air pollution linked to bad teenage behavior
SCIENCE DAILY A new study linking higher levels of air pollution to increased teenage delinquency is a reminder of the importance of clean air and the need for more foliage in urban spaces. The... 4 days
Autism therapy: Social behavior restored via brain stimulation
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study showed social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation. 4 days
175 years on, study finds where you live still determines your life expectancy
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers revisited a study carried out 175 years ago which compared life expectancy in different areas of the UK. They found there... 4 days
Researchers develop new model to predict which universities student athletes will attend
SCIENCE DAILY With revenue from college football at an unprecedented $3.4 billion annually, universities across the country invest millions each year in recruitment efforts for high... 4 days
High relationship quality in same-sex couples
SCIENCE DAILY A new Family Relations study provides robust evidence against deep-rooted social perceptions of same-sex relationships being conflictual, unhappy, and dysfunctional. 4 days
Father's rejection may increase child's social anxiety, loneliness
SCIENCE DAILY Healthy relationships with their parents are vital for adolescents' development and well-being, according to researchers who say rejection from fathers may lead to increases in social anxiety and loneliness. 4 days
Study reveals high relationship quality in same-sex couples
PHYS.ORG A new Family Relations study provides robust evidence against deep-rooted social perceptions of same-sex relationships being conflictual, unhappy, and dysfunctional. 4 days
Study reveals racial inequality in Mexico, disproving its 'race-blind' rhetoric
PHYS.ORG For centuries, the United States has been engaged in a thorny, stop-and-go conversation about race and inequality in American society. And from Black Lives Matter demonstrations to NFL... 5 days
Racial, political identities influence how people view cause of deadly police encounters
PHYS.ORG People's racial and political identities strongly shaped how they viewed the causes of several recent widely publicized police encounters that resulted in the deaths... 5 days
Oxford and Berlin create partnership to open up new research initiatives
NEWS MEDICAL The partnership will build on existing research links involving the five universities and create an environment for forging new projects in medicine, the sciences, humanities and... 5 days
Researchers develop new model to predict which universities student athletes will commit to
PHYS.ORG With revenue from college football at an unprecedented $3.4 billion annually, universities across the country invest tens of millions each year in... 5 days
Sexual harassment of girls is widespread in schools, researchers find
PHYS.ORG A new study carried out by University of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research for the NEU teaching union and campaign group UK Feminista has found that over a... 5 days
Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
SCIENCE DAILY Video games may have a reputation for attracting introverts, but when it comes to augmented reality games like Pokémon Go, extroverts tend to be better players. That's the key finding of a... 5 days
Social media trends can predict tipping points in vaccine scares
SCIENCE DAILY Analyzing trends on Twitter and Google can help predict vaccine scares that can lead to disease outbreaks, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 6 days
How social networking keeps people healthy
SCIENCE DAILY Microblogging may be a valuable online tool for reducing negative emotions for people who experience social anxiety, suggests new research. 6 days
Major life events shared on social media revive dormant connections, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY New research examines the impact of major life events, on social network evolution, which, the study shows, has important implications for business practices, such... 6 days
Major life events shared on social media revive dormant connections, study shows
PHYS.ORG Online social networking has revolutionized the way people communicate and interact with one another, despite idiosyncrasies we all love to hate—think top-10 lists of... 6 days
Beyond Clickbait: Viral Skin-Cancer Selfie Boosted Online Searches
LIVE SCIENCE A Kentucky woman's brutally honest selfie and Facebook post while undergoing treatment for skin cancer drew the type of social media attention and news coverage usually reserved for celebrity health disclosures, a... 6 days
How a seahorse-shaped brain structure may help us recognize others
SCIENCE DAILY An oxytocin-sensitive brain circuit that regulates social memory formation, recognition has been discovered by researchers. Their results shed light on brain's ability to sort out confusion by reconciling... 1 week
Why One Woman Mysteriously Started Hearing 'Divine' Voices
LIVE SCIENCE A 48-year-old woman in Switzerland stabbed herself several times in the chest, claiming she heard divine voices that instructed her to commit the act as a religious sacrifice, a recent report of... 1 week
What keeps women from reporting sexual harassment?
PHYS.ORG New accounts of sexual harassment by powerful men appear almost daily. So why now and not sooner? One reason might be the "miniature legal systems" set up in business, government and other institutions to... 1 week
Night owls have larger social networks than early birds
PHYS.ORG Using anonymous mobile phone data, Aalto University doctoral researcher Talayeh Aledavood has tapped into patterns in people's behaviour. She has found out that individual 'chronotypes,' the inherent periods of sleep... 1 week
Optogenetics research sheds new light on social-spatial learning
NEWS MEDICAL Ilana Witten didn't set out to study spatial learning. She thought she was investigating how mice socialize--but she discovered that in mouse brains, the social and the spatial are inextricably linked. 1 week
Learning from Mr. Spock: Researcher examines sci-fi as social commentary
PHYS.ORG What if science fiction like the Star Trek series could teach us how to better understand and engage with the real world around us? 1 week
Hope for autism: Optogenetics shines light on social interactions
SCIENCE DAILY New research, using mice to identify a neural link between spatial learning and socialization, hints at new avenues to help people with autism and other social behavior disorders that affect their... 1 week
Night owls have larger social networks than early birds
SCIENCE DAILY Using anonymous mobile phone data, researchers have tapped into patterns in people’s behavior. They have found out that our ‘chronotypes’ – our inherent periods of sleep during a 24-hour-period –... 1 week
People who go to sleep late have wider social networks than morning persons
NEWS MEDICAL Using anonymous mobile phone data, Aalto University doctoral researcher Talayeh Aledavood has tapped into patterns in people's behavior. She has found out... 2 weeks
Racial differences in parents’ reports of child’s autism symptoms may contribute to delayed diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL Racial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of... 2 weeks
Parents' reports of children's autism symptoms differ by ethnicity
SCIENCE DAILY Racial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a... 2 weeks
Bolivia lawmakers vote to ease right abortion restrictions
ABC NEWS Bolivian lawmakers have voted to ease the country's tight restrictions on abortions, shrugging aside opposition from religious groups 2 weeks
Why Jews and Muslims Both Have Religious Claims on Jerusalem
HISTORY The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital—despite a dueling claim from Palestine. 2 weeks
Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens
SCIENCE DAILY Chronic sleep deprivation -- which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school -- has become a way of life for both kids and adults,... 2 weeks
Gut microbiome influenced heavily by social circles in lemurs
SCIENCE DAILY Social group membership is the most important factor in structuring gut microbiome composition, even when considering shared diet, environment and kinship, according to research on lemurs. 2 weeks
Lemurs' gut microbiomes influenced heavily by social circles, study says
PHYS.ORG Social group membership is the most important factor in structuring gut microbiome composition, even when considering shared diet, environment and kinship, according to research on lemurs at The... 2 weeks
Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed an algorithm that is able to balance the information exposure so that social media users can be exposed to information from both sides of the discussion. 2 weeks
Storytellers promoted cooperation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion
SCIENCE DAILY Storytelling promoted cooperation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organized religion. 2 weeks
Preschool program helps boost skills necessary for academic achievement
SCIENCE DAILY Children growing up in poverty face many challenges, but a preschool program that aims to improve social and emotional skills may help increase their focus and improve learning in the... 2 weeks
Storytellers promoted cooperation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion
PHYS.ORG Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new UCL study reveals. 2 weeks
Findings reveal consistent racial disparities in ovarian, colon, and breast cancer patients’ survival
NEWS MEDICAL Three new articles present trends in survival for patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer in the United States by race and... 2 weeks
Autism-linked gene stunts developing dendrites
SCIENCE DAILY Increased expression of a gene linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) leads to a remodeling of dendrites during brain development, according to a new study conducted in cultured neurons and an ASD mouse model. The research identifies a... 2 weeks
Exploring the ideological antecedents of science acceptance and rejection
PHYS.ORG Not every kind of science scepticism is the same. For example, scepticism about climate change is linked to political ideology, whereas scepticism about vaccinations consistently correlates with religious beliefs. In... 2 weeks
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Complex, old-growth forests may protect some bird species in a warming climate
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Graphene in zero G promises success in space
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Later, Vader! Watch Blue Origin Fly 'Mannequin Skywalker' to Space and Back
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Corn genetics provides insight into the crop's historical spread across the Americas
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Video: Insect biology students learn art of bug-based dyes
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Evidence of early humans found in the jungles of Borneo
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The psychology of Christmas shopping—how marketers nudge you to buy
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NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic trek
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LLNL releases newly declassified nuclear test videos
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Researchers study thermodynamic processes in an ultra-high temperature molten oxide
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Researchers design mock galaxies and more to prepare for sky-mapping instrument
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Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis
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Complete design of a silicon quantum computer chip unveiled
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Loose skin and 'slack volume' protect Hagfish from shark bites
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Researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
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NASA looks at rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Kai-tak
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Dawn of a galactic collision
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Scientists solve speed surprise in stratospheric stunt
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This new material heals—not cracks—under pressure
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