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Teens today spend more time on digital media, less time reading
PHYS.ORG If you can't remember the last time you saw a teenager reading a book, newspaper or magazine, you're not alone. In recent years, less than 20... 9 minutes
Mother tongue versus father tongue—a new study reconciles the two hypotheses
PHYS.ORG Does the mother or father have a stronger influence on their children's language? The mother tongue hypothesis suggests that language usage follows matrilineal inheritance. The father... 28 minutes
Study reveals how socioeconomic status affects racial, ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival
NEWS MEDICAL A new study provides insights into the degree to which socioeconomic status explains racial and ethnic disparities in childhood cancer survival. 6 hours
Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement
MIT Results are among the strongest evidence yet for “spooky action at a distance.” 9 hours
Top stories: fresh-baked fossils, cloud-seeding algae, and how ancient farmers braved global cooling
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Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Rare Details of Ancient Medical Practices
LIVE SCIENCE New translations of ancient medical texts detail Egyptians' scientific and medical knowledge. 3 days
Seen from the air, the dry summer reveals an ancient harvest of archaeological finds
PHYS.ORG For an aerial archaeologist 2018 has been a bumper year. The long, hot summer has revealed ancient landscapes not visible... 3 days
Cheese found in an Egyptian tomb is at least 3,200 years old
SCIENCE-NEWS Solid cheese preserved in an ancient Egyptian tomb may be the world’s oldest. 3 days
Medical News Today: Psychedelic compound triggers near-death experiences
MNT New research shows that DMT, the active ingredient in ayahuasca, has the same effect on the brain as what have been described as 'near-death experiences.' 3 days
Psychedelic compound triggers near-death experiences
MNT New research shows that DMT, the active ingredient in ayahuasca, has the same effect on the brain as what have been described as 'near-death experiences.' 3 days
Psychologist to assess how the brain maintains precise short-term and long-term memories
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It's okay when you're not okay: A re-evaluation of resilience in adults
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers closely examined a series of studies on resilience in adults that report most people are unaffected by adversity. Psychologists discovered problems with how... 4 days
Ancient volcanic eruptions, and peer pressure—from robots
Science Magazine Several thousand years ago the volcano under Santorini in Greece—known as Thera—erupted in a tremendous explosion, dusting the nearby Mediterranean civilizations of Crete and Egypt in a layer of white ash. This geological marker... 4 days
Social class and communication situation
SCIENCE DAILY Whether individuals grow up in a working-class environment or in an academic household, they take on behaviors that are typical for their class -- so goes the hypothesis. A social-psychologist has now found new evidence to support this... 4 days
Maternal stress increases anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring
NEWS MEDICAL High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy increase anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring at the age of 2, reports a new study in... 4 days
World’s Oldest Solid Cheese Found in 3,200-Year-Old Jar in Egypt
SCI-NEWS.COM The world’s oldest solid cheese has been found inside the tomb of Ptahmes in Saqqara, part... 4 days
This Ancient Mummy Is Older Than the Pharaohs
LIVE SCIENCE Mummification in ancient Egypt began 1,500 years earlier than once thought. 4 days
Educational tracking creates artificial inequalities among students
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows the structure of educational tracking can lead evaluators to favor high over low socioeconomic status students in tracking decisions. 4 days
The effect of social class on interpersonal relationships
PHYS.ORG Are people with more money and education dominating and less warm? A social-psychological study at Goethe University scrutinizes stereotypes. 4 days
Endangered Green, Loggerhead turtles make comeback in Cyprus
PHYS.ORG For these ancient reptiles, a stretch of beach on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus has been their home for thousands of years. 4 days
Educational tracking creates artificial inequalities among students
PHYS.ORG In a series of studies, social psychologists show that educational tracking—grouping students based on their achievement levels—encourages evaluators to artificially create social class inequalities. Three studies reveal that evaluators consider a lower track more... 4 days
Prenatal exposure to violence increases toddlers' aggressive behavior to their mothers
NEWS MEDICAL Babies whose mothers experience interpersonal violence during pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggression and defiance toward their mothers in toddlerhood, according to new research by... 4 days
Socio-economic position associated with pregnant women's exposure to environmental hazards
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Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming 'recipe' was around for millennia
SCIENCE DAILY The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, forensic tests on a well-known prehistoric... 4 days
Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming 'recipe' was around for millennia
PHYS.ORG It is the first time that extensive tests have been carried out on an intact prehistoric mummy, consolidating the researchers' previous findings that embalming was taking... 5 days
Heat Wave Reveals Cropmarks of Lost Civilizations in England
LIVE SCIENCE Dry conditions have revealed unknown archaeological sites hidden beneath England's fields. 5 days
Photos: Cropmarks Reveal Traces of Lost Civilizations in England
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Digital psychiatric therapy can 'rewire' the brain in children with ADHD, study shows
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A mouse model of 22q11.2 deletions: Molecular and behavioral signatures of Parkinsons disease and schizophrenia
Science Magazine Individuals with chromosome 22q11.2 deletions are at increased risk of developing psychiatric conditions, most notably, schizophrenia (SZ). Recently,... 5 days
Cross-disciplinary evolution of the genomics revolution
Science Magazine Born out of the Human Genome Project (HGP), the field of genomics evolved with phenomenal speed into a dominant scientific and business force. While other efforts were intent on estimating the economic impact of the genomics... 5 days
Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings
PHYS.ORG New analyses that use tree rings could settle the long-standing debate about when the volcano Thera erupted by resolving discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon methods of dating the... 5 days
When did a massive volcano blow this island to bits and rock the ancient world?
Science Magazine Revised radiocarbon data help reveal exactly when the Thera volcano blew its top 5 days
Scorching weather helps uncover archeological sites around Britain
REUTERS Britain's hottest summer in decades has revealed cropmarks across the country showing the sites of Iron Age settlements, Roman farms... 5 days
World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb
PHYS.ORG Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever... 5 days
World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb
SCIENCE DAILY Aging usually improves the flavor of cheese, but that's not why some very old cheese discovered in an Egyptian tomb is drawing attention. Instead, it's thought to be the most ancient solid cheese ever... 5 days
Forget the bling: High status-signaling deters new friendships
PHYS.ORG When it comes to making new friends, status symbols actually repel people from making friends with us, according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. 5 days
Maya rituals unearthed
PHYS.ORG Deep in the untamed lowlands, we search for artifacts buried under hundreds of years of sediment. We are excavating two ancient Maya sites nestled in the sacred landscape of Cara Blanca in central Belize. Both date to A.D. 800-900, when... 5 days
Study of ancient forefoot joints reveals bipedalism in hominins emerged early
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The feet of primates function as grasping organs. But the adoption of bipedal locomotion – which reduces the ability to grasp – was a critical step... 5 days
Why war is a man's game
PHYS.ORG No sex differences in attitudes or abilities are needed to explain the near absence of women from the battlefield in ancient societies and throughout history, it could ultimately all be down to chance, say researchers at... 5 days
Male tobacco smokers have decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the "pot receptor", when compared with non-smokers, reports a study in Biological... 5 days
Powerful psychedelic compound can model near-death experiences in the brain
NEWS MEDICAL A powerful psychedelic compound found in ayahuasca can model near-death experiences in the brain, a study has found. 5 days
Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
SCIENCE DAILY Studies of ancient plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits, such as apples, peaches,... 6 days
Origins and spread of Eurasian fruits traced to the ancient Silk Road
PHYS.ORG Studies of ancient preserved plant remains from a medieval archaeological site in the Pamir Mountains of Uzbekistan have shown that fruits such as apples,... 6 days
Distinct origin of ADHD identified In children with history of traumatic brain injury
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), distinct from... 6 days
Study links relationship of retail staff with their workplace to prevention of shoplifting
PHYS.ORG University of Otago research examining the role of psychological ownership in shoplifting prevention is to be extended into a New Zealand-wide survey... 6 days
Unpublished Egyptian texts reveal new insights into ancient medicine
PHYS.ORG The University of Copenhagen in Denmark is home to a unique collection of Ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts. 6 days
Ancient natural fission reactor offers clues on how to store modern nuclear waste
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Washington University has learned more about possible ways to store modern... 6 days
Ancient changes along the Hudson offer glimpse into how ice sheets grew
PHYS.ORG In a kind of geological mystery, scientists have known for decades that a massive ice sheet stretched to cover most of Canada and much... 6 days
Despite social development, gender attitudes chart different course globally
SCIENCE DAILY Sociologists charts three distinct transitions in gender attitudes associated with national characteristics. Gender equality has spread unevenly. 6 days
Despite social development, gender attitudes chart different course globally
PHYS.ORG In the half century since the birth of the women's movement in the West in the 1960s, support for gender equality has spread around the globe—but in uneven ways. A... 6 days
Study compares genetic and neural contributions to ADHD in children with or without TBI
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study in Biological Psychiatry, physical brain injury in children contributes to the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),... 6 days
Switching anti-psychotic drugs in first-episode schizophrenia patients does not improve clinical outcomes
NEWS MEDICAL Switching anti-psychotic medications does not improve clinical outcomes in patients with first-episode schizophrenia who haven't responded to treatment, Mount Sinai researchers have shown for... 6 days
Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
SCIENCE DAILY Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to... 6 days
Animal fat on ancient pottery reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory
Science Magazine Analysis of remains from Çatalhöyük shows how people survived a dramatic cold snap 7 days
Animal fat on ancient pottery fragments reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory
Science Magazine Analysis of remains from Çatalhöyük shows how people survived a dramatic cold snap 7 days
Animal fat on ancient pottery shards reveals a nearly catastrophic period of human prehistory
Science Magazine Analysis of remains from Çatalhöyük shows how people survived a dramatic cold snap 7 days
Scarlet macaw DNA points to ancient breeding operation in Southwest
PHYS.ORG Somewhere in the American Southwest or northern Mexico, there are probably the ruins of a scarlet macaw breeding operation dating to between 900 and 1200 C.E., according to... 7 days
People might have bred tropical macaws in the desert 1000 years ago
Science Magazine Ancient DNA suggests a small captive population supplied the southwestern United States with feathers and birds 7 days
Policy changes can help ease roadblocks to a healthy diet
SCIENCE DAILY Diet modification can be a vital step to prevent cardiovascular disease. While various biological, economical, physical, social and psychological factors influence food choices, interventions targeting these factors can... 7 days
Adult-child conversations strengthen language regions of developing brain
SCIENCE DAILY Young children who are regularly engaged in conversation by adults may have stronger connections between two developing brain regions critical for language, according to a study of healthy young children that confirms... 7 days
Homo erectus Were Technologically Conservative, Used Least-Effort Strategies, Researchers Say
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Ghostly Remains of a Dead Star Revealed in Infrared Light (Photo)
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These Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Mental Health Disorders
LIVE SCIENCE In recent years, a number of small studies have explored the potential for psychedelic drugs to treat certain mental health conditions. 1 week
Psychedelics may one day be used to treat mental health disorders
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Laziness May Have Driven Homo Erectus to Extinction
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Psychologists keep policy on U.S. detainees, but issue remains open wound
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How young people choose their news impacts how they participate in politics
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Why we're susceptible to fake news, how to defend against it
SCIENCE DAILY Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain... 1 week
Laziness helped lead to extinction of Homo erectus
SCIENCE DAILY New archaeological research has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were 'lazy'. 1 week
Artificial glaciers in response to climate change?
PHYS.ORG Receding glaciers and dwindling snowfalls pose a threat to meltwater-dependent agriculture in large parts of the high mountain regions of South Asia. A research team led by Prof. Dr. Marcus Nüsser of Heidelberg University's... 1 week
Laziness led to extinction of Homo erectus
PHYS.ORG New archaeological research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans, went extinct in part because they were 'lazy'. 1 week
Repairs in the basement membrane
PHYS.ORG Basement membrane (BM) is an evolutionarily ancient sheet-like scaffold that wraps around most animal tissues. BM protects and provides mechanical stiffness to tissues and regulates development, function, and repair. But how it is repaired after being damaged is... 1 week
When moral outrage goes viral, it can come across as bullying, study finds
PHYS.ORG On social media, people can be quick to call attention to racist, sexist or unpatriotic behavior they see. But when that outcry... 1 week
In Photos: Ancient Tomb of Chinese Couple Discovered
LIVE SCIENCE A 700-year-old tomb has been discovered in Yangquan City, China, and dates to a time when the descendants of Genghis Khan ruled China. A couple was apparently buried inside. 1 week
Ancient Octagon-Shaped Tomb Reveals Morbid Tales from Mongol-Ruled China
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Medical News Today: Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'
MNT Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression. 1 week
Psychedelic drugs 'may improve depression, anxiety, and PTSD'
MNT Psychedelic drugs have a bad reputation, but could they be used to enhance psychotherapy? Some researchers argue they may help with anxiety and depression. 1 week
Can psychedelic drugs heal?
SCIENCE DAILY Many people think of psychedelics as relics from the hippie generation or something taken by ravers and music festival-goers, but they may one day be used to treat disorders ranging from social anxiety to depression, according to new research. 2 weeks
Viruses can trigger psychiatric disorders, research suggests
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Trophy Heads and Mummies Discovered in Ancient Peruvian Pits
LIVE SCIENCE The nearly 1,500-year-old remains of at least 60 people and six trophy heads have been discovered in deep pits in Vitor Valley in southern Peru. 2 weeks
Targeting a brain mechanism could treat aggression
SCIENCE DAILY Neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior, potentially forming the basis for treating aggression in several psychiatric disorders. 2 weeks
Opioid prescribing decreases after learning of a patients fatal overdose
Science Magazine Most opioid prescription deaths occur among people with common conditions for which prescribing risks outweigh benefits. General psychological insights offer an explanation: People may judge risk to be... 2 weeks
Ancient convergent losses of Paraoxonase 1 yield potential risks for modern marine mammals
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Back to the future of climate change
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Ancient hookups between different species may explain Lake Victoria’s stunning diversity of fish
Science Magazine Natural selection exploited pre-existing genetic variation in hybrid cichlids 2 weeks
Team uses ancient marine sediment as benchmark for present, future climate models
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Syracuse University are looking to the geologic past to make future projections about climate change. 2 weeks
Prehistoric peopling in southeast Asia -- genomics of Jomon and other ancient skeletons
SCIENCE DAILY Current evidence suggests that Southeast Asia was occupied by Hoabinhian hunter-gatherers until ~4000 years ago, but the human occupation history thereafter with... 2 weeks
Scientists identify key neurobiological mechanisms that control aggression
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Hybridization boosts evolution
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Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach
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New findings pave way for novel, improved drugs to treat psychiatric disorders
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New discovery sheds light on proteins critical in mood and behavior disorders
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Mom still matters, psychologists report
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Enormous Drought Played Significant Role in Maya Civilization’s Collapse
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Current evidence allows multiple models for the peopling of the Americas
Science Magazine Some recent academic and popular literature implies that the problem of the colonization of the Americas has been largely resolved in favor of one specific model:... 2 weeks
Massive drought or myth? Scientists spar over an ancient climate event behind our new geological age
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New species of rare ancient 'worm' discovered in fossil hotspot
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New species of rare ancient 'worm' discovered in fossil hotspot
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New Canadian radio telescope is detecting fast radio bursts
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