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Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars
SCIENCE DAILY The presence of water on ancient Mars is a paradox. There's plenty of geographical evidence that rivers periodically flowed across the planet's surface yet Mars should have been too cold to support... 2 hours
Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse
SCIENCE DAILY Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, a team of archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to the two... 2 hours
Prenatal infection may alter brain development via epigenetic changes
SCIENCE DAILY Maternal infection during pregnancy increases the risk for psychiatric disorders in the child, but the path between the two is something of a mystery. Scientists have now used a mouse... 3 hours
Direct link between sexual objectification of girls, aggression towards them
SCIENCE DAILY There is a direct relation between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them, research by psychologists has shown. 4 hours
Bursts of methane may have warmed early Mars
PHYS.ORG The presence of water on ancient Mars is a paradox. There's plenty of geographical evidence that rivers periodically flowed across the planet's surface. Yet in the time period when these waters are... 4 hours
Adorable Terror: Wolf-Size Otter Hunted in Ancient China
LIVE SCIENCE A fearsome, wolf-size otter with a large head and a powerful jaw once swam around the shallow, swampy waters of ancient China, likely hunting for clams and other shellfish, a new study... 4 hours
Asteroid barrage, ancient marine life boom not linked
SCIENCE-NEWS Impacts from asteroid debris probably didn’t trigger the boom in marine animal diversity around 471 million years ago during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event. 5 hours
Southern Italy: Earthquake hazard due to active plate boundary
PHYS.ORG Since the early civilizations, the lives of people in Europe, in the Middle East, and in North Africa have been closely linked to the Mediterranean. Natural catastrophes such as volcanic... 6 hours
How we discovered that people have been cooking plants in pots for 10,000 years
PHYS.ORG The benefits of eating vegetables is one of the first lessons we try to teach our often reluctant children. Six... 6 hours
Historian uncovers a grim correlation between violence and inequality over the millennia
PHYS.ORG What price do we pay for civilization? For Walter Scheidel, a professor of history and classics at Stanford, civilization has come at the cost... 7 hours
Survey reports symptoms and treatments that impact lives of HD patients and caregivers
NEWS MEDICAL Huntington's disease (HD) has no cure and no therapies to slow the course of this fatal disease. HD patients can experience a... 9 hours
Ancient figures reveal trading routes of prehistoric African civilisation
PHYS.ORG Researchers from The University of Manchester have completed the very first biological analysis of ancient terracotta figurines found in Ghana, which were created by an unknown civilisation and have become... 9 hours
Strangers in Their Own Land: The 'Deep Story' of Trump Supporters
NPR Millions of Americans seem to ignore their own interests when it comes to how they vote. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild thinks we might be turning to politics... 16 hours
Archaeologists uncover new clues to Maya collapse
PHYS.ORG Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to the two major collapses of... 23 hours
Where belief in free will is linked to happiness
SCIENCE DAILY Free will describes the ability to make independent choices, where the outcome of the choice is not influenced by past events. In this study, researchers show that Chinese teenagers who... 1 day
new ancient otter species among largest ever found New ancient otter species among largest ever found
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Dr. Denise Su, curator and head of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was co-author on new research that described a species of otter new to science and... 1 day
Limited window to change commuting habits
PHYS.ORG Over 128 million daily commuters in the U.S. and 75% report they drive alone. From improving traffic flow to air quality, convincing people to choose a possibly "greener" mode of transportation presents many challenges. Psychology researcher... 1 day
Amsterdam to host Europe's first 'forensic cemetery'
Science Magazine Scientific burial ground in Amsterdam will allow scientists to study decomposition of human bodies 1 day
Enormous otters once roamed southwestern China
Science Magazine The ancient creatures weighed as much as modern wolves 1 day
Ancient Otter Was As Large As a Wolf | Video
LIVE SCIENCE More than 6 million years ago, a wolf-size otter swam in the swampy waters of China, likely using its powerful teeth to crush clams. 1 day
Adorable Terror: Wolf-Size Otter Hunted Ancient China
LIVE SCIENCE A fearsome, wolf-size otter with a large head and a powerful jaw once swam around the shallow, swampy waters of ancient China, likely hunting for clams and other shellfish, a new study finds. 1 day
Photos: Fearsome Ancient Otter Was As Large As a Wolf
LIVE SCIENCE More than 6 million years ago, an otter the size of a wolf swam around the swamps of ancient southwestern China. 1 day
Psychological 'vaccine' could help immunize public against 'fake news' on climate change
PHYS.ORG In medicine, vaccinating against a virus involves exposing a body to a weakened version of the threat, enough to build a tolerance. 2 days
Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism
SCIENCE DAILY From climate skeptics to anti-vaxxers, psychologists are studying what motivates and drives our decisions to pay attention to some facts while ignoring others. 2 days
Medical News Today: Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis
MNT A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis. 2 days
Talk therapy strengthens brain connections to treat psychosis
MNT A new study suggests that cognitive behavior therapy can strengthen brain connections in a way that leads to long-term recovery from psychosis. 2 days
Facts, beliefs, and identity: The seeds of science skepticism
PHYS.ORG Psychological researchers are working to understand the cognitive processes, ideologies, cultural demands, and conspiracy beliefs that cause smart people to resist scientific messages. Using surveys, experiments, observational studies and meta-analyses,... 3 days
Investment in psychiatry research may benefit older patients with mental health issues
NEWS MEDICAL Patients in Leicestershire experiencing mental health issues in later life are to benefit from an investment into cutting-edge psychiatry research at the University of... 4 days
In Photos: Destruction of Iconic Monuments at Ancient City of Palmyra
LIVE SCIENCE New satellite images show that further destruction has occurred at Palmyra since the ancient Syrian city was retaken by ISIS last month. 4 days
ISIS Damages Iconic Monuments in Ancient Syrian City, Reports Say
LIVE SCIENCE New satellite images suggest ISIS has committed further destruction at the ancient site of Palmyra. 4 days
Data should smash the biological myth of promiscuous males and sexually coy females
PHYS.ORG That males are naturally promiscuous while females are coy and choosy is a widely held belief. Even many scientists – including some... 4 days
13 Scientifically Proven Signs You're in Love
LIVE SCIENCE Studies led by anthropologist Helen Fisher have revealed that the brain's "in love" phase is a unique and well-defined period of time, and there are 13 telltale signs that you're in it. 4 days
Mars and Venus on the therapist's couch
MNT Generally speaking, men want a quick fix from psychological therapy and women want to talk about their feelings. 4 days
Modafinil found to improve memory in people recovering from depression
MNT A new study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Wellcome, and published in the journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, has found that the... 4 days
Brief interventions help online learners persist with coursework
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows people in underdeveloped parts of the world are not as likely to complete massive open online courses, or MOOCs. But small psychological activities could help motivate them, closing the... 4 days
Ancient tree rings suggest sunspot cycles have been ongoing for 290 million years
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A pair of researchers affiliated with the Natural History Museum in Chemnitz and Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, both in Germany, has found... 4 days
Scientists initiate first ethical guidelines for organs cultivated in vitro
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created an ethical guideline for research into human organ models. 4 days
Empathy, respect for one another critical to ease political polarization, sociologist says
PHYS.ORG The unprecedented level of political division in the United States has been worrisome to many Americans, but bridging that gap is not an impossible... 4 days
Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna
PHYS.ORG New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a... 4 days
The glorification of history may give rise to a willingness to fight in a war
PHYS.ORG In order to study the perceptions held by people all over the world about historical figures and events,... 4 days
Study provides link between common mutations in blood cells of older adults and atherosclerosis
NEWS MEDICAL A new study provides some of the first links between relatively common mutations in the blood cells of elderly humans... 5 days
Microbes Could Survive Thin Air of Mars
SPACE.COM Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds. 5 days
[Disease Detection] An intelligent little sniffer
Science Magazine From ancient medical tests to roadside sobriety tests to cancer-sniffing dogs, the analysis of compounds in a puff of breath has long been used for clinical diagnoses. When equipped – [Read More] 5 days
Military Mind Control? Psychic Army Division Revealed in CIA Files
LIVE SCIENCE A collection of declassified files for Stargate — a U.S. Army investigation of psychic abilities for use by military intelligence — was recently shared online by the CIA. 5 days
Mars and Venus on the therapist's couch
SCIENCE DAILY Generally speaking, men want a quick fix from psychological therapy and women want to talk about their feelings, concludes a new study. 5 days
Green Sahara's ancient rainfall regime revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Rainfall patterns in the Sahara during the 6,000-year 'Green Sahara' period have been pinpointed by analyzing marine sediments. From 5,000 to 11,000 years ago, what is now the Sahara Desert had ten times the rainfall it... 5 days
New book explores why the discovery of sex in plants took so long
PHYS.ORG Sexual reproduction in animals has been recognized since ancient times and used in the breeding of domesticated animals for more than 10,000... 5 days
Research recommends composting as a viable option for solid waste management in Sri Lanka
PHYS.ORG Solid waste management is growing as a major problem in urban Sri Lanka with a rising population and rapid urbanization.... 5 days
Highly gifted children benefit from explanation as much as their peers
PHYS.ORG We often assume that highly gifted children always perform at maximum capacity. Psychologist Bart Vogelaar discovered that this group too benefits from training and explanation. Strangely... 5 days
Disadvantaged women more likely to suffer heart attack than men, new study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new... 6 days
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