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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
'Be personal and appreciative': Research shows effective responses to online feedback
SCIENCE DAILY As more patients leave feedback on online platforms including social media, new research shows how health and social care organizations can offer value in their response. 12 hours
Medical News Today: Religious belief may extend life by 4 years
MNT A new study of over 1,500 obituaries finds that religious affiliation is linked with a 4-year longevity boost. Social conformity may play a role. 14 hours
Religious belief may extend life by 4 years
MNT A new study of over 1,500 obituaries finds that religious affiliation is linked with a 4-year longevity boost. Social conformity may play a role. 14 hours
Research finds addictions to be diseases of the brain, not criminal behavior or personality disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Alcohol dependence, and opiate, cocaine and other stimulant addictions, are all diseases of the brain that have behavioral... 17 hours
Physiological and social determinants of children's sharing behavior
SCIENCE DAILY When are primary school children willing to share valuable resources with others and when are they not? Researchers have investigated this question in a controlled behavioral experiment. The motivation to share seems... 2 days
Social rejection is painful and can lead to violence
SCIENCE DAILY People who have greater levels of mindfulness -- or the tendency to maintain attention on and awareness of the present moment -- are better able to cope with the pain... 3 days
Fake Facebook account reveals how we fall for fake news
PHYS.ORG A fictitious Facebook account set up by a team of researchers at the University of Nottingham to mirror the sort of news feed users might encounter on their... 4 days
Fish suffer stage fright?
PHYS.ORG Archerfish, famed for their ability to hunt prey by shooting them down with jets of water, seem to suffer social inhibition, according to new research led by the University of St Andrews. 4 days
Children in India exhibit religious tolerance, study finds
PHYS.ORG A new investigation of how children reason about religious rules reveals a remarkable level of acceptance of different religions' rules and practices. 4 days
Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up
SCIENCE DAILY The world's system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study undertaken... 4 days
Researchers uncover racial differences in debilitating itchy skin condition
NEWS MEDICAL An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known... 4 days
Agricultural intensification not a 'blueprint' for sustainable development
PHYS.ORG New research suggests that the combined social and ecological results of increased agricultural intensification in low and middle-income countries are not as positive as expected. 5 days
Pharmacists can play key role in resolving treatment-related problems among undeserved people
NEWS MEDICAL Pharmacist-delivered home medication management review service effectively resolves treatment-related problems in patients displaced by humanitarian crisis, according to a new study published in Research... 5 days
Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp growing: study
PHYS.ORG News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published Thursday which also found high levels of international public concern about fake news online. 5 days
Network biology reveals pathogen targets in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana
SCIENCE DAILY Using systems biology, researchers successfully identified previously unknown protein targets of plant pathogens in the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana, employing some of the same methods used... 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
One thing you'll find in the obits of many long-living people
SCIENCE DAILY A new nationwide study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion. 5 days
Conformity trumps riskiness in social fish
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that more sociable fish suppress their own personality when they are with a partner. 5 days
Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English
LIVE SCIENCE Albert Einstein, who famously supported the American civil rights movement, wrote down racist ideas about Chinese, Japanese, Sri Lankan and Indian people. 5 days
Could God Help You Live Longer?
LIVE SCIENCE Being religious may come with a longevity boost, a new study suggests. 5 days
People who deeply grasp pain or happiness of others, process music differently in brain
SCIENCE DAILY People who deeply grasp the pain or happiness of others also process music differently, say researchers. The study in Frontiers... 6 days
Conformity trumps riskiness in social fish
PHYS.ORG Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered that more sociable fish suppress their own personality when they are with a partner. 6 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
Inequality: My unfair disadvantage, not your unearned privilege
PHYS.ORG Efforts to address social inequalities in income, education and employment opportunity can be boosted simply by the manner in which that inequity is presented, according to new research from Duke University's Fuqua... 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
Paying communities for forest management activities supports social relationships
PHYS.ORG New research shows that paying communities in Mexico to conserve and manage their jointly-owned property doesn't just benefit the environment—it strengthens social relationships and a sense of community within those... 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
Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram. 1 week
Religion is uniquely human, but computer simulations may help us understand religious behavior
PHYS.ORG When disaster strikes, people often turn to religion for comfort and support. A powerful recent example of this comes from a study... 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
Researcher points out need for examining systemic racism related to health
NEWS MEDICAL Although the discipline of public health has recently recognized racism as a social determinant of health, little research examines the issue related to systems and structures. 2 weeks
Experimental evidence for tipping points in social convention
Science Magazine Theoretical models of critical mass have shown how minority groups can initiate social change dynamics in the emergence of new social conventions. Here, we study an artificial system of social conventions in... 2 weeks
Tipping point for large-scale social change
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that when 25 percent of people in a group adopt a new social norm, it creates a tipping point where the entire group follows suit. This shows the direct causal effect of... 2 weeks
Research finds tipping point for large-scale social change
PHYS.ORG When organizations turn a blind eye to sexual harassment in the workplace, how many people need to take a stand before the behavior is no longer seen as normal? 2 weeks
Link found between neurotransmitter imbalance, brain connectivity in those with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a link between a neurotransmitter imbalance and brain connectivity between regions of the brain that play a role in social communication and language.... 2 weeks
Study finds impact of negative, positive social media experiences on depressive symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according... 2 weeks
Specific impairments within six large-scale brain networks linked to drug addiction behaviors
NEWS MEDICAL Specific impairments within six large-scale brain networks during drug cue exposure, decision-making, inhibitory control, and social-emotional processing are associated with drug addiction behaviors, according... 2 weeks
Social media images of culture can predict economic trends in cities
SCIENCE DAILY A vibrant arts, music and science culture -- as measured by images posted to social media site Flickr -- successfully predicted the economic rise of certain... 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
Sex and social experience affect ultrasonic vocalizations in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Male mice produce more vocalizations after being with other mice than after being alone, according to a new study. 2 weeks
Sex and social experience affect ultrasonic vocalizations in mice
PHYS.ORG Male mice produce more vocalizations after being with other mice than after being alone, according to a study published June 6, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kali... 2 weeks
Who should be on the $10 and $20 bills? How race, gender, and politics shape public opinion
PHYS.ORG Race, gender, political affiliation, and the prejudices and biases associated with them (racism, sexism,... 2 weeks
Sites want your (anonymized) social media data
PHYS.ORG Social media sites' responses to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and new European privacy regulations have given users much more control over who can access their data, and for what purposes. To me, as a... 2 weeks
Religiosity plays a role in educational success of immigrant children
PHYS.ORG In a recently conducted study, Professor Sarah Carol (Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne) and Benjamin Schulz (Berlin Social Science Center—WZB) have investigated the influence... 2 weeks
Revisiting the marshmallow test
NEWS MEDICAL The marshmallow test is a simple social-science tests that was developed by Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel around six decades back. In this test a marshmallow is put before a child and they are told that they can have a second... 2 weeks
Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters
SCIENCE DAILY Weather-related disasters can make people more religious but it depends on the toll they inflict, suggests new research. If a disaster injures a significant number of people, it... 2 weeks
Injuries and loss of life boost religious faith after disasters
PHYS.ORG Weather-related disasters can make people more religious but it depends on the toll they inflict, suggests new UBC research. If a disaster injures a significant number of people,... 2 weeks
Throw like a girl? No, he or she just hasn't been taught
SCIENCE DAILY 'You throw like a girl' is a sexist taunt that can instantly sour a kid on athletics and other healthy activities. 2 weeks
Researchers determine factors that contribute to quality recess experience for children
NEWS MEDICAL ​Recess periods can offer physical, cognitive, social and emotional benefits to elementary school children, but those benefits are tied closely to the quality of the playground... 2 weeks
WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
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New DNA synthesis technique promises rapid, high-fidelity DNA printing
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Why a minor change to how EPA makes rules could radically reduce environmental protection
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Odors are perceived the same way by hunter-gatherers and Westerners
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Bringing the heat out of the city
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Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle
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Zika Virus: What Does the Future Hold?
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Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
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Researchers describe abundant marine life at the 'White Shark Café'
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These frogs walk instead of hop, video reveals
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What's the minimum number of people you should send in a generational ship to Proxima Centauri?
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Biological light sensor filmed in action
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Researchers study lanternfly's potential to harm grapevines
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Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC
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Ending AIDS? These three places show the epidemic is far from over
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A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive
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Video: Caesar's last breath and Einstein's lost fridge
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Short-term changes in Antarctica's ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate
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New Greenland telescope is up and running
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We must ensure new food retail technologies are not barriers to better health
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Computer program looks five minutes into the future
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NASA finds weakening rainfall in Bud
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