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Study on social interactions could improve understanding of mental health risks
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have released the results of a study that outlines how age, socioeconomic status, and other factors might contribute to social isolation and poorer mental health. 2 hours
WATCH: Gaming disorder added to the International Classification of Diseases
ABC NEWS The World Health Organization said gaming becomes a problem when physical or psychological health, social life or other daily activities are affected. 7 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a Cave in China
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belonged to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
The Oldest DNA from Giant Pandas Was Just Discovered in a China Cave
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA to prove that a fossil belong to an unknown, ancient cousin of modern pandas. 9 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China -- a place... 10 hours
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO The study of a Quebec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our... 11 hours
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SPACE NEWS Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important... 11 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
SCIENCE DAILY A new way of dating skeletons by using mutations in DNA associated with geography will avoid the difficulties and inaccuracies sometimes associated with existing dating methods. The technique will enable a better... 12 hours
In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has endeavoured to further explore the mouth of one of the earliest occurring and least understood groups of crocodilians, the shartegosuchids. 15 hours
22,000-year-old panda from cave in Southern China belongs to distinct, long-lost lineage
PHYS.ORG Researchers who've analyzed ancient mitochondrial (mt)DNA isolated from a 22,000-year-old panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China—a place where no... 15 hours
In the gaping mouth of ancient crocodiles
PHYS.ORG The mouth of today's crocodilians inspires fear and awe, with their wide gape and the greatest known bite force in the vertebrate animal kingdom. However, this apex predator of today and its modus of... 16 hours
Psychologists can play important role in treating alcohol problems
NEWS MEDICAL Psychologists who are trained and experienced in treating alcohol problems can play an important role in treatment of both the affected individual as well as his or her family. 17 hours
'Face-to-face, humans are not good at violence': Randall Collins in conversation with Michel Wieviorka
PHYS.ORG Ten years ago, two major work about violence came out: "Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory," by Randall Collins (Princeton University Press,... 18 hours
The most ancient African baobabs are dying and no one knows why
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists aren’t sure what’s killing the oldest African baobabs, nine of which have lost big chunks or died in the last 13 years. 20 hours
New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
PHYS.ORG Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, radiocarbon techniques commonly used... 21 hours
Bite Marks on East Coast Dinosaur Bones Illuminate Ancient Coastal Ecosystem
SCI-NEWS.COM One might expect a dig site in some far-off desert when thinking of a... 22 hours
True origin of ancient turquoise
SCIENCE DAILY New research overturns more than a century of claims that the source of turquoise used and revered by ancient civilizations in Mexico, such as the Aztecs, came from the Southwestern US Geochemical analyses show the origin of the... 3 days
Americans have been lighting up for more than 3000 years, ancient pipe reveals
Science Magazine Nicotine-laced pipe is the earliest evidence for tobacco smoking in North America 3 days
Top stories: Florida’s HIV problem, ancient skull surgery, and corrections to a flawed diet study
Science Magazine This week’s top Science news 3 days
One of Psychology's Most Famous Experiments Was Deeply Flawed
LIVE SCIENCE The Stanford Prison Experiment — the infamous 1971 exercise in which regular college students placed in a mock prison suddenly transformed into aggressive guards and hysterical prisoners — was deeply... 4 days
WATCH: Can Vitamin D help prevent colon cancer?
ABC NEWS Nutritionist Maya Feller discusses what to know about a new study that suggests Vitamin D can help lower the risk of colon cancer. 4 days
This Tick's Worst Day Ever Frozen in Time for 100 Million Years
LIVE SCIENCE An ancient tick's worst day ever was preserved for eternity. 4 days
Ancient Native American remains reburied on California isle
PHYS.ORG The mystery behind the skull of an ancient man discovered in the eroding coastline of a remote Southern California island has been laid to rest along with the bones unearthed by researchers. 4 days
ExCITe Center releases first national study of K-12 education makerspaces
PHYS.ORG Drexel University's ExCITe Center released Making Culture, the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide, revealing the significance of cultural aspects of making that enable learning. The... 4 days
Modern alchemists are making chemistry greener
PHYS.ORG Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik's lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and... 4 days
Reactivation of recall-induced neurons contributes to remote fear memory attenuation
Science Magazine Whether fear attenuation is mediated by inhibition of the original memory trace of fear with a new memory trace of safety or by updating of the original fear... 4 days
Ancient mammal ancestor found and identified in China
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from China and the U.S. has identified a new ancient mammal ancestor recently found in a part of China. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the... 5 days
Cannabis does not increase suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. The study findings contrast with pre-existing data that shows the drug... 5 days
New study explores impact of religious practices on sleep quality
NEWS MEDICAL Can a person's religious practices impact their sleep quality? That's the focus of a new study by Christopher Ellison in The University of Texas at San Antonio Department... 5 days
Researchers find no link between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients
NEWS MEDICAL McMaster University researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. 5 days
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes
SCIENCE DAILY Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought. 5 days
Content of service members' art linked to their trauma levels
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries. 5 days
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes
PHYS.ORG Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thought. The finding— discovered by a team of international researchers led by the... 6 days
New research unveils true origin of ancient turquoise
PHYS.ORG New research published today in the journal Science Advances overturns more than a century of thought about the source of turquoise used by ancient civilizations in Mesoamerica, the vast region that extends... 6 days
Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt
PHYS.ORG Egypt says archaeologists have unearthed 3,500-year-old rock art depicting bulls, donkeys and sheep in the Eastern Desert. 6 days
Anthropology professor writes book on the bonds between humans, animals
PHYS.ORG Radhika's Govindrajan's book "Animal Intimacies" started attracting attention before it was even available to readers. A University of Washington assistant professor of anthropology since 2015, Govindrajan specializes in... 6 days
Psychedelic Drugs May Change the Structure of Brain Cells
LIVE SCIENCE Drugs like LSD and ecstasy might have a surprising medical benefit 6 days
Beyond the 'Reading Wars': How the science of reading can improve literacy
SCIENCE DAILY A new scientific report from psychological researchers aims to resolve the so-called 'reading wars,' emphasizing the importance of teaching phonics in establishing fundamental reading... 6 days
Psychedelic drugs promote neural plasticity in rats and flies
SCIENCE DAILY Psychedelic drugs may have mind-altering powers in the physical sense, too. A new study has found psychedelics, specifically DOI, DMT, and LSD, can change brain cells in rats and flies,... 6 days
Medical News Today: Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery
MNT How did ancient Peruvians master trepanation — drilling holes into the skull for medical or ritual reasons — which would later evolve into brain surgery? 7 days
Skull-drilling: The ancient roots of modern neurosurgery
MNT How did ancient Peruvians master trepanation — drilling holes into the skull for medical or ritual reasons — which would later evolve into brain surgery? 7 days
Sexual harassment isn’t just about sex: Groundbreaking report details persistent hostility female scientists face
Science Magazine National Academies urge cultural change to curb sexist treatment of women 7 days
Study analyzes link between gender-based violence and child abuse in small geographical areas
NEWS MEDICAL "No study to date had analyzed whether the occurrence of gender-based violence and child maltreatment - considered by the WHO as important... 7 days
Researchers develop system to monitor elderly people in their own homes
NEWS MEDICAL Research staff from the Universitat Jaume I in the fields of information technology, psychology and business have developed a monitoring system based on indoor location using... 7 days
Study shows today's dads are engaging more with their kids
PHYS.ORG Sociologists at BYU and Ball State have found that a majority of fathers today are relatively involved in their children's lives. 7 days
3,000-Year-Old Geoglyphs May Depict the Heavens
LIVE SCIENCE Ancient people would have entered the sprawling stone structures through doorways. 7 days
Combination of physical fitness and aortic stiffness explains rate of memory decline in older people
NEWS MEDICAL The rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained by a combination of overall physical... 7 days
'Norman,' when artificial intelligence goes psycho
PHYS.ORG No, it's not a new horror film. It's Norman: also known as the first psychopathic artificial intelligence, just unveiled by US researchers. 7 days
Patient's self-evaluation of personality disorders not as far off as previously perceived
NEWS MEDICAL Purdue University researchers think the gap between a psychologists' diagnosis and a patient's self-evaluation might not be as extreme as previously perceived when both... 7 days
Study sheds light on why adolescence may be vulnerable period in emotional development
NEWS MEDICAL Adolescents don't distinguish between negative emotions as clearly as younger children and adults in their 20s do, according to findings published in... 7 days
Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
SCIENCE DAILY Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today's oceans at an alarming pace -- so fast that scientists... 1 week
Investigators suggest that brain circuits could unlock new psychiatric treatments
SCIENCE DAILY The findings of the studies highlight the complexity of brain inhibitory systems and the importance of taking a subtype-, circuit- and neuronal population-specific approach to develop future therapeutic... 1 week
Researchers ask Americans 'What does God look like?'
PHYS.ORG A team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used a new technique to construct what a large sample of 511 American Christians think God looks like. 1 week
Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
PHYS.ORG Global climate change, fueled by skyrocketing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, is siphoning oxygen from today's oceans at an alarming pace—so fast that scientists aren't entirely... 1 week
Patients' self-diagnosis of personality disorders not as far off as previously believed
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers think the gap between a psychologists' diagnosis and a patient's self-evaluation might not be as extreme as previously perceived when both are using... 1 week
Research aims to better understand psychological mechanisms of hunger-induced emotional states
NEWS MEDICAL What makes someone go from simply being hungry to full-on "hangry"? More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and anger... 1 week
'Shocking' die-off of Africa's oldest baobabs: study
PHYS.ORG Some of Africa's oldest and biggest baobab trees—a few dating all the way back to the ancient Greeks—have abruptly died, wholly or in part, in the past decade, researchers said Monday. 1 week
Study: Honeybees Understand Concept of Zero
SCI-NEWS.COM The honeybee (Apis mellifera) has joined the ranks of dolphins, parrots, and primates, in demonstrating the ability to understand the concept of zero numerosity.... 1 week
Ancient Easter Islanders Used Rope and Ramps to Put Massive Stone Hats on Moai
SCI-NEWS.COM The ancient people of Easter Island, Chile, were... 1 week
Pediatric neuroblastoma patients have high risk of long-term psychological impairment
NEWS MEDICAL A new study reveals that pediatric neuroblastoma patients are at elevated risk for long-term psychological impairment. In addition, those who experience such impairment as they get older tend... 1 week
Slow motion playback makes football referees harsher
PHYS.ORG Football referees penalize situations more severely when watching them in slow motion compared to real time, according to a study published in the open access journal of the Psychonomic Society, Cognitive Research: Principles and... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH The climate throughout Mars’ early history has long been debated – was the Red... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered new “tough” organic molecules in three-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks on Mars, increasing... 1 week
Medical News Today: What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?
MNT How might spiritual practice affect the brain? A new study suggests that heightened spiritual experiences may help to counteract the effect of stressors. 1 week
What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?
MNT How might spiritual practice affect the brain? A new study suggests that heightened spiritual experiences may help to counteract the effect of stressors. 1 week
Remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons
SCIENCE DAILY A neurorehabilitation expert who helps modern patients recover from brain surgery, chronicles the remarkable skill of ancient Peru's cranial surgeons. 1 week
South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors
Science Magazine Survival rate was a remarkable 80%, compared with just 50% during the American Civil War 2 weeks
Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate
SCIENCE DAILY The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated -- was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research published in... 2 weeks
Rover detects ancient organic material on Mars – and it could be trace of past life
PHYS.ORG It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for... 2 weeks
Curiosity Finds Organic Molecules in Ancient Rocks, Seasonal Methane Releases on Mars
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has detected organic molecules in 3-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks at the base of the Murray formation at Pahrump Hills, Gale crater,... 2 weeks
A brief history of agriculture
PHYS.ORG The Garden of Eden has long since gone. Somewhere in Mesopotamia in the 8th millennium B.C. a cultural and technical revolution took place that presumably formed the context for the biblical fall of mankind and still today brings... 2 weeks
Professor tracks medieval winds of (climate) change
PHYS.ORG The Middle Ages – spanning the 5th to 13th centuries – witnessed the rise of the Catholic Church, the spread of Islam and social and political transformation that laid the foundation for the Renaissance... 2 weeks
The Clarke exobelt, a method to search for possible extraterrestrial civilizations
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A new study published in the Astrophysical Journal by Hector Socas-Navarro, a researcher at the IAC, examines the possibility of detecting hypothetical artificial satellites orbiting around... 2 weeks
New model explains how the brain stores memories of tangible events
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Thomas Hainmüller and Prof. Dr. Marlene Bartos of the Institute of Psychology of the University of Freiburg have established a new model to explain how... 2 weeks
Minerology on Mars points to a cold and icy ancient climate
PHYS.ORG The climate throughout Mars' early history has long been debated—was the Red Planet warm and wet, or cold and icy? New research published in Icarus provides... 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH In the face of climate change, deforestation and biodiversity loss, creating a sustainable version of civilization... 2 weeks
Ancient Earth froze over in a geologic instant
Science Magazine Ethiopian rocks show how rapid planetary freezing was triggered by a glacial feedback loop 2 weeks
NASA finds ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars
PHYS.ORG NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere... 2 weeks
NASA finds ancient organic material, mysterious methane on Mars
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere... 2 weeks
Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient 'Building Blocks for Life' on Mars
SPACE.COM If you're holding out hope that Mars may have once been an inhabited world, two new studies should put a little spring in your step. 2 weeks
NASA rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars
Science Magazine In the remains of an ancient lake, Curiosity discovers "goop" resembling the building block of fossil fuels 2 weeks
Jurassic diet: Why our knowledge of what ancient pterosaurs ate might be wrong
SCIENCE DAILY Research reveals knowledge of prehistoric diets is often based on outdated ideas and could be inaccurate. 2 weeks
Curiosity finds that Mars’ methane changes with the seasons
SCIENCE-NEWS The Curiosity rover found seasonally changing methane in Mars’ atmosphere and more signs of organic molecules in an ancient lake bed. 2 weeks
Globular Star Clusters May Be Significantly Less Ancient than Previously Thought
SCI-NEWS.COM Once thought to be formed soon after the Universe itself, new research from the... 2 weeks
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SCIENCE DAILY A new study examines the possibility of detecting hypothetical artificial satellites orbiting around other worlds. 2 weeks
Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue
PHYS.ORG When attacked, bluetongue skinks open their mouth suddenly and as wide as possible to reveal their conspicuously coloured tongues. This surprise action serves as their last line of defence to save themselves... 2 weeks
Jurassic diet: Why our knowledge of what ancient pterosaurs ate might be wrong
PHYS.ORG Whenever we think about extinct animals we often imagine them eating their favourite meals, whether it be plants, other animals or a... 2 weeks
How Do Extraterrestrial Technological Civilizations Solve Climate Change?
SCI-NEWS.COM As the population of a technologically advanced civilization grows, it uses more and more of its planet’s resources. By consuming... 2 weeks
How over-production of meat is maintained
PHYS.ORG Meat consumption is high in Sweden, but production nevertheless outstrips demand. In a new doctoral thesis in sociology, Jonas Bååth has studied how Swedish meat producers are handling the problems that arise when supply of their... 2 weeks
A Face from the Bible May Appear in This Tiny Sculpture
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO Archaeologists aren't sure which biblical king is being depicted in this miniature sculpture found in ancient Israel. 2 weeks
Social media images of culture can predict economic trends in cities
PHYS.ORG The rise and prosperity of a city neighborhood is not predicated on economic capital alone—the presence of a vibrant arts, music and science culture is equally... 2 weeks
World's Oldest Footprints Discovered on Ancient Seafloor
LIVE SCIENCE Neil Armstrong left the first footprint on the moon, on July 20, 1969. But what about Earth — when did animals first leave footprints here? 2 weeks
Today's Men Carry Traces of Ancient Wars in Their Genes
LIVE SCIENCE Modern men's genes suggest that something peculiar happened 5,000 to 7,000 years ago 2 weeks
Clay mineral diversity and abundance in sedimentary rocks of Gale crater, Mars
Science Magazine Clay minerals provide indicators of the evolution of aqueous conditions and possible habitats for life on ancient Mars. Analyses by the Mars Science Laboratory... 2 weeks
Late Pleistocene human mandibles from the Niah Caves may hint at ancient diets
PHYS.ORG Three human mandibles may provide new insight into the diet of Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers in Borneo, according to a study published June... 2 weeks
Risk assessment tools may increase incarcerations rates
PHYS.ORG The use of risk assessment tools has increased considerably within criminal justice institutions in recent decades, and these tools have been viewed by many as a way to stop or even reverse the United... 2 weeks
Male vervet monkeys use punishment and coercion to de-escalate costly intergroup fights
SCIENCE DAILY Male vervet monkeys attack members of their own group to prevent them from escalating intergroup encounters into high-risk fights, or to de-escalate ongoing intergroup... 2 weeks
Neighborhoods can help buffer impacts from childhood poverty
SCIENCE DAILY In one of the first studies to examine the effect of both socioeconomic status and neighborhoods on children's health, researchers found that living in higher opportunity neighborhoods may protect children from some... 2 weeks
Psychedelic drug use associated with reduced partner violence in men
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that men who have used psychedelic drugs in the past have a lower likelihood of engaging in violence against their intimate partners. 2 weeks
Female bats judge a singer by his song
PHYS.ORG Female lesser short-tailed bats can size up a potential mate just from his singing. A new study in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology shows that the New Zealand bat species Mystacina... 2 weeks
Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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