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Humans must overcome distrust of robots, say researchers
PHYS.ORG Social pedestrian navigation, such as walking down a crowded sidewalk, is something humans take for granted, but the actual process is quite sophisticated – especially if you're a robot. 3 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,... 3 days
Georgia State study: Social media, Internet can be reliable tools for forecasting disease outbreaks
NEWS MEDICAL When epidemiological data are scarce, social media and Internet reports can be reliable tools for forecasting infectious disease outbreaks, according... 3 days
Your 'anonmyized' web browsing history may not be anonymous
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have written computer programs that found patterns among anonymized data about web traffic and used those patterns to identify individual users. The researchers note web users with active social... 4 days
Trump's Inauguration: Why God Plays a Role in the Swearing In
LIVE SCIENCE Donald Trump will place his hand on the Bible and swear an oath to serve the United States. Here's how religion made its way into the... 4 days
One in five adults secretly access their friends' Facebook accounts
SCIENCE DAILY Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access... 4 days
One in five adults secretly access their friends' Facebook accounts
PHYS.ORG Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it's actually people we know who frequently access... 4 days
Eco-HAB: New quality in research on neuronal basis of social behavior
SCIENCE DAILY How the brain controls social behaviors and what exactly the neuronal impairments causing its pathologies are, is yet to be determined. To better understand mechanisms in... 4 days
Impending extinction crisis of the worlds primates: Why primates matter
Science Magazine Nonhuman primates, our closest biological relatives, play important roles in the livelihoods, cultures, and religions of many societies and offer unique insights into human evolution, biology, behavior, and... 4 days
Which facebook 'friends' help most when looking for a job? Depends where you live in the world
SCIENCE DAILY Research used anonymous Facebook data from almost 17 million social connections in 55 countries... 5 days
Pitching in: Biologists study development of division of labor among bees
SCIENCE DAILY Biologists tested a variation of the reproductive ground plan hypothesis in solitary, ground-nesting bees of south central Washington State. Their findings could shed light on development... 5 days
From offense to defense in ecology and politics
PHYS.ORG As online social networks grow, it gets easier to turn our own social circles into echo chambers of the like-minded or heated debates across ideological divides, as we please. In a working... 5 days
Study shows clinical and psychosocial consequences following survival of Ebola infection
NEWS MEDICAL The long-term clinical and social sequelae following survival of Ebola infection are unknown. 5 days
Racial bias in a heartbeat: How signals from the heart shape snap judgments about threat
SCIENCE DAILY Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research. 5 days
Must-see-TV: Educational shows that entertain have greater impact on faithful viewers
SCIENCE DAILY A study of viewing audiences shows that the television programs most effective at imparting an educational message about social behaviors are the ones that keep people... 5 days
Racial bias in a heartbeat: How signals from the heart shape snap judgements about threat
SCIENCE DAILY Our heartbeat can increase pre-existing racial biases when we face a potential threat, according to new research. 5 days
Pitching in: Biologists study development of division of labor among bees
PHYS.ORG Social bees are celebrated for their cooperative industry, but how did their innovative division of labor evolve? A starting point for examining this question may be... 5 days
Religious involvement lessens likelihood of owning a handgun
SCIENCE DAILY Americans who are more involved in religious congregations are less likely to own handguns, according to a new study. 6 days
How much trustworthy social information do collective expressions of opinions contain?
PHYS.ORG How trustworthy is the social information on the internet? Do web-based product ratings, for instance, lead to unbiased, reliable and hence useful information? LMU's Petri Niemelä... 6 days
Access to health insurance can increase social cohesion in communities, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the... 6 days
Access to health care strengthens communities
SCIENCE DAILY New research has focused on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn’t really been discussed—the social impact on communities. The author of a new report was able to control for income level and other... 6 days
One in five young people lose sleep over social media
SCIENCE DAILY One in five young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research. This night-time activity is making... 7 days
One in 5 young people lose sleep over social media
SCIENCE DAILY One in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research. This night-time activity is making... 7 days
Religious involvement lessens likelihood of owning a handgun
PHYS.ORG Americans who are more involved in religious congregations are less likely to own handguns, according to a new study by Wake Forest University sociologist David Yamane. 7 days
study finds links between swearing and honesty Study finds links between swearing and honesty
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It's long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who... 7 days
Instagram documents rising hookah use
SCIENCE DAILY Social media is giving researchers insight into the rising use of hookah, according to a study. Hookah, smoked through a water pipe and also known as shisha, has harmful health effects similar to cigarettes. But as cigarette use... 1 week
Health equity study compares segregation, low birth weight in Chicago, Toronto
SCIENCE DAILY Low birth weight is strongly associated with racial and ethnic segregation in Chicago neighborhoods, new research shows. In Toronto, however, communities with high proportions of racial... 1 week
Older adults walk more for money, opportunity to donate to charity
SCIENCE DAILY Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a new study. 1 week
Study finds rural women in five countries spend more time than men caring for others
PHYS.ORG In a study of rural communities in five countries, researchers found that women provide far more hours caring... 1 week
Frequent online social interactions may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in teenagers
NEWS MEDICAL Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and... 2 weeks
Report recommends new framework for estimating the social cost of carbon
SCIENCE DAILY To estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses, the federal government should use a new framework that would strengthen the... 2 weeks
Here’s how to improve controversial carbon accounting tool that Trump allies want to gut, says U.S. science academy
Science Magazine Expert panel recommends tweaks to tallying social cost of carbon 2 weeks
Report recommends new framework for estimating the social cost of carbon
PHYS.ORG To estimate the social cost of carbon dioxide for use in regulatory impact analyses, the federal government should use a new framework that would strengthen the... 2 weeks
Dung heaps are rhinos' Facebook: study
PHYS.ORG Rhinos signal gender, age, and sexual availability in their poo, said a study Wednesday which suggested mammals may use communal dung heaps as social networking sites. 2 weeks
The economics of grief
PHYS.ORG The loss of a child can cause intense grief for parents and for many, life is never the same again. Now researchers have built up a comprehensive picture of the devastating social and economic impact that a child's death can... 2 weeks
What did Big Data find when it analysed 150 years of British history?
SCIENCE DAILY What could be learned about the world if you could read the news from over 100 local newspapers for a period of... 2 weeks
What did Big Data find when it analyzed 150 years of British history?
PHYS.ORG What could be learnt about the world if you could read the news from over 100 local newspapers for a period of... 2 weeks
How ethnicity and religion can influence financial habits
PHYS.ORG New international research from Macquarie University has found that people with a religious or ethnic background are more likely to save money, quelling the long-held belief that income and financial proficiency are... 2 weeks
Colleagues unlikely to intervene in online workplace bullying
MNT Work colleagues are less likely to intervene in workplace bullying if it takes place online. 2 weeks
Neonicotinoid pesticide affects foraging and social interaction in bumblebees
SCIENCE DAILY Changes in social behavior have been observed in bees with sublethal exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid, report scientists. 2 weeks
Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
SCIENCE DAILY People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behavior. They are... 2 weeks
Why is it so hard to close the racial health gap in the US?
PHYS.ORG The racial health gap in the United States is well-documented. The gap starts with the infant mortality rate (11.1 blacks... 2 weeks
Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
MNT People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are... 2 weeks
Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
PHYS.ORG People who work for bosses who display psychopathic and narcissistic traits not only feel more depressed due to their bosses bullying behaviour they are... 2 weeks
Sexual preference of females influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status
NEWS MEDICAL Sexual preference is influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole... 2 weeks
Females seeking a sex partner can tell whether males experienced stress during adolescence
PHYS.ORG Sexual preference is influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant... 3 weeks
Genes affecting our communication skills relate to genes for psychiatric disorder
MNT The researchers studied the genetic overlap between the risk of having these psychiatric disorders and measures of social communicative competence - the ability to socially engage... 3 weeks
'Oldest old' more likely to suffer social exclusion than younger counterparts, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket,... 3 weeks
Out in the cold: Why are the oldest people the most excluded?
SCIENCE DAILY People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to... 3 weeks
The fire through the smoke: Working for transparency in climate projections
SCIENCE DAILY To help policymakers more confidently prepare for the effects of climate change, a group of preeminent climate scientists evaluated the scientific work and expert judgments behind... 3 weeks
Study finds links between swearing and honesty
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