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Inequality is bad for society, economic prosperity good  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Rich countries vary a lot when it comes to health and social problems. A comparison of social ills ranging from intentional homicides to obesity rates in 40 rich societies shows that Asian... more
Polygraph lie detector tests: Can they really stop criminals reoffending?  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The UK government recently announced it was planning to increase the use of polygraphs to monitor offenders on probation, specifically those convicted of terrorist offenses. more
Keeping guns away from potential mass shooters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The United States currently averages 20 mass shootings per year. Researchers from Michigan State University measured the extent to which mass shootings are committed by domestic violence perpetrators, suggesting how firearm restrictions may prevent... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mammals sweat to regulate body temperature, and researchers are exploring whether our phones could do the same. The authors present a coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices... more
Coating helps electronics stay cool by sweating  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Mammals sweat to regulate body temperature, and researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are exploring whether our phones could do the same. In a study published January 22 in the journal Joule,... more
From bushfires to terrorism: How communities become resilient  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The world has watched in sympathy as Australia has come to terms with the ravages of the worst bush fires on record. Communities have been devastated by this crisis, but many have... more
Attentiveness and trust are especially effective in combating juvenile crime  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Although coming from a disadvantaged background, experiencing violence within the family, having a negative school environment or consuming violent media such as films and computer games have little... more
Far-right violence in Portugal draws strength from skinhead roots—study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Far-right agitators in Portugal now have different reasons to their 1970s predecessors for becoming radicalised and committing acts of political violence—a new study shows. more
Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame  ABC NEWS · 1 week
This week marks a year since an Ohio hospital system announced a doctor ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died more
New program reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male athletes toward female peers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Coaching Boys Into Men, a program that seeks to prevent dating violence and sexual assault, reduces abusive behaviors among middle school male... more
Study examines the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and... more
Marijuana detected in homicide victims nearly doubles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and found that the prevalence of marijuana almost doubled, increasing from 22 percent in 2004 to 42 percent in 2016. Alternately,... more
An electrically pumped surface-emitting semiconductor green laser  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Surface-emitting semiconductor lasers have been widely used in data communications, sensing, and recently in Face ID and augmented reality glasses. Here, we report the first achievement of an all-epitaxial, distributed Bragg reflector (DBR)–free electrically... more
Less offspring due to territorial conflicts  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Both humans and chimpanzees can be extremely territorial, and territorial disputes between groups can turn violent, with individuals killing each other. In humans, such between-group competition can escalate to war and devastating loss of human life.... more
Terrorists could make a 'dirty bomb' from this common medical device; why regulators won't act  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientific experts warned Congress more than a decade ago that just four teaspoons of radioactive cesium-137—if spread by... more
Paving the way for spintronic RAMs: A deeper look into a powerful spin phenomenon  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Scientists explore a new material combination that sets the stage for magnetic random access memories, which rely on spin -... more
Paving the way for spintronic RAMs: A deeper look into a powerful spin phenomenon  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) report a new material combination that sets the stage for magnetic random... more
Teens with more equitable gender attitudes have lower odds of reporting violent behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well... more
Nanowire device splits and recombines superconducting electron pairs  nanowerk · 4 weeks
A nanowire device could help explore a form of superconductivity that features exotic particles with potential uses in quantum computing. more
Paving the way for spintronic RAMs: A deeper look into a powerful spin phenomenon  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists explore a new material combination that sets the stage for magnetic random access memories, which rely on spin --... more
Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society. To better understand what shapes these attitudes and prejudices,... more
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