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Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs
PHYS.ORG The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems... 2 hours
Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs
SCIENCE DAILY The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems... 3 hours
Applying network analysis to natural history: Technique popularized through social media ranks impact of extinctions
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers is using network analysis techniques - popularized through social media applications - to find... 4 hours
Conservation through religion? Scientists confirm that sacred natural sites confer biodiversity advantage
PHYS.ORG Sacred natural sites (SNS) are found all over the world. They are thought to play an important role in conservation but until recently there... 10 hours
Race and gender still an issue at academic conferences
PHYS.ORG In the midst of social justice movements such as #MeToo, pervasive sexist and racist attitudes are being examined across all sectors, including academia. 11 hours
Campaign against online video-game bullies flops
PHYS.ORG It seemed like a killer idea: combat sexist harassment in online video games by unleashing hit squads of talented female players to slay the bullies. 14 hours
How social networking sites may discriminate against women
SCIENCE DAILY Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They... 2 days
Algorithms reveal changes in stereotypes
SCIENCE DAILY New research shows that, over the past century, linguistic changes in gender and ethnic stereotypes correlated with major social movements and demographic changes in the US Census data. 3 days
How social networking sites may discriminate against women
PHYS.ORG Social media and the sharing economy have created new opportunities by leveraging online networks to build trust and remove marketplace barriers. But a growing body of research suggests that old gender and... 3 days
Eyes of adolescents could reveal risk of cardiovascular disease, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY New research has found that poorer well-being or 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) in adolescence could be an indicator of future cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers found... 4 days
Gene variant increases empathy-driven fear in mice
SCIENCE DAILY A small difference in a gene affecting brain circuitry explains variations in empathic fear among different inbred mice strains. As empathy is evolutionarily conserved from rodents to humans, the study brings new insights into... 4 days
Scientists identify connection between dopamine and behavior related to pain and fear
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have for the first time found direct causal links between the neurotransmitter dopamine and avoidance -- behavior related to pain and fear. Researchers... 4 days
Social values of masculinity and honor fuel contact with mafia-type groups
PHYS.ORG Adherence to masculine honour among young Italian men is a strong indication they are likely to engage in contact with the mafia-type groups, new research led... 4 days
When our view of the world is distorted by algorithms
PHYS.ORG Algorithms are used to personalize our newsfeed on social media. But the risk is that the points of view we are presented with become increasingly limited and extreme.... 4 days
Bystanders key to tackling cyber-bullying epidemic
PHYS.ORG Researchers looking into how to reduce cyber-bullying among school-age children are calling for workshops encouraging young people to morally engage with the issue to be introduced in schools. 5 days
Study suggests social workers could help families navigate foreclosure, protect the American Dream
PHYS.ORG Community-based service professionals think that helping clients navigate a financial crisis—such as foreclosure—is a good idea. 5 days
Religiously engaged adolescents demonstrate habits that help them get better grades
PHYS.ORG Adolescents who practice religion on a regular basis do better in school than those who are religiously disengaged, according to new research from Stanford Graduate School... 5 days
Starbucks to shut US stores for 'racial-bias education'
PHYS.ORG Starbucks will close stores and corporate offices across the United States on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education," the company announced Tuesday, following outrage over the arrest of two black men in... 6 days
Digital remains should be treated with the same care and respect as physical remains
SCIENCE DAILY A new study advises that people's digital remains, such as, social media activity and online history, should be viewed in... 6 days
Researchers develop algorithm to locate fake users on many social networks
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) and University of Washington (Seattle) researchers have developed a new generic method to detect fake accounts on most types... 6 days
Science and Twitter join forces to uncover a globally imperiled plant species
PHYS.ORG VIDEO What happens when researchers and social media combine forces in the name of science? A rare wildflower from the US and a team of... 6 days
Study looks at social media humour during US election
PHYS.ORG New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has looked at the use of humour on Twitter during the 2016 US Presidential election. 6 days
'Cognitive flexibility' associated with voting attitudes in EU Referendum, study finds
PHYS.ORG Latest research combining social and political surveys with objective cognitive testing suggests that "cognitive flexibility" contributes to formation of ideology. The study finds correlations between cognitive... 6 days
Reddit CEO says racism allowed, but not 'welcome,' on the site
PHYS.ORG Reddit has a history of allowing its users to say just about anything. On Wednesday, its CEO said racist language is just fine—officially giving license to... 1 week
Researchers use search engines, social media to predict syphilis trends
SCIENCE DAILY New research finds that internet search terms and tweets related to sexual risk behaviors can predict when and where syphilis trends will occur. 1 week
Motivation for using fake Instagram (Finsta) is not to reveal inappropriate self
PHYS.ORG As Instagram is viewed as a place for building the ideal self, some users have created fake Instagram (Finsta) accounts to buck this trend.... 1 week
Study: Yoga and mindfulness may help elementary school students manage stress, anxiety
NEWS MEDICAL Yoga/mindfulness activities may facilitate stress management among elementary school students and may be added as a complement to social and emotional learning activities, according... 1 week
Surviving climate change, then and now
PHYS.ORG Trade and social networking helped our Homo sapiens ancestors survive a climate-changing volcanic eruption 40,000 years ago, giving hope that we will be able to ride out global warming by staying interconnected, a new study suggests. 1 week
Policy on bullying eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself
ABC NEWS More than a month has passed since a 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his father's garage after being bullied at school in Mississippi. Now experts say his school district's policy lacks written... 1 week
School bullying policy eyed after 12-year-old hangs himself
ABC NEWS More than a month has passed since a 12-year-old boy hanged himself in his father's garage after being bullied at school in Mississippi. Now experts say his school's policy lacks written consequences... 1 week
Research shows social class has a strong influence on cultural tastes
PHYS.ORG A major national survey of over 1,200 Australians, led by Western Sydney University, found that social class has a strong influence on a person's cultural tastes... 1 week
Though distracted by social media, students are still listening
PHYS.ORG A new study finds that social media distraction in the classroom interferes with visual, but not auditory, learning in college students. The paper is published in Advances in Physiology Education. 1 week
Many social media users unaware researchers study their data
PHYS.ORG If you're unaware that your tweets could be analyzed by researchers and published in studies without your consent, you're not alone. A majority of Twitter users don't know that researchers... 2 weeks
Are there two pilots in the cockpit?
PHYS.ORG Ever since the early days of commercial aviation, flight safety has steadily improved. Considering the number of flights, accidents are now extremely rare, and 70% of them are attributable to human factors. This has... 2 weeks
To serve a free society, social media must evolve beyond data mining
PHYS.ORG As Congress and the public wrestle with the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal, many people are now realizing the risks data collection poses to civic institutions,... 2 weeks
Medicine in antiquity—from ancient temples to Roman logistics
PHYS.ORG We usually regard the Greek doctor Hippocrates as the father of the Western medicine. His greatest achievement was to separate healing from religion and apply natural science methods – an early medical... 2 weeks
How social media helps scientists get the message across
PHYS.ORG Analyzing the famous academic aphorism "publish or perish" through a modern digital lens, a group of emerging ecologists and conservation scientists wanted to see whether communicating their new research discoveries... 2 weeks
Many young East Europeans have experienced more racism and xenophobia since the Brexit vote
PHYS.ORG Half of young East Europeans living in England and Scotland who were surveyed by researchers said they had experienced an... 2 weeks
Are baby boomers returning to religion?
PHYS.ORG Many in the baby boomer generation—known for ushering in an era of protests that brought about transformative change in American society—are increasingly turning to churches, temples and mosques to find meaning in their later years of... 2 weeks
Indigenous people's experiences on social media differ significantly from the mainstream population: national study
PHYS.ORG A new national report released today on Indigenous Australians' social media practices has found social media plays a complex role... 2 weeks
Sex and racial gaps for cardiac rehabilitation referral could be reduced
NEWS MEDICAL Substantial sex and racial gaps exist for cardiac rehabilitation referral at hospital discharge, especially among females, African-Americans, Hispanic and Asian patients leading to less favorable outcomes... 2 weeks
Research ties persistence of 'white flight' to race, not socioeconomic factors
PHYS.ORG "White flight" from the city to the suburbs has long been identified as producing racially segregated communities. Some scholars have argued the behavior is motivated not... 2 weeks
Scientists offer explanation for why modern humans evolved expressive eyebrows
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests that highly mobile, expressive eyebrows may have been key to helping humans form social bonds and cooperating with each other as part of their survival. 2 weeks
The dark secrets of social media dark patterns
PHYS.ORG Tweeting praise or criticism gives you more power—and can pose a greater potential threat—than you may know, according to Michigan State University research. 2 weeks
Study results suggest genetic influence on social outcomes greater in meritocratic than communistic societies
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers from the U.K., Australia and the U.S. has found evidence that suggests genetic influence on social... 2 weeks
France's Macron asks Catholics to voice euthanasia concerns
ABC NEWS French President Emmanuel Macron encouraged Catholic officials and other religious authorities to voice their concerns ahead of a proposal to change the laws on assisted reproduction and euthanasia 2 weeks
Spoken language reveals how people develop and mature
SCIENCE DAILY Examining 44,000 brief text samples collected over 25 years, a study of ego level and language sheds light on ego development, its relationship with other models of personality and individual differences, and... 2 weeks
Vaccination apathy fueled by decades of misinformation
SCIENCE DAILY A legacy of social and political factors rather than bad parenting may be influencing people's decisions not to vaccinate their children, according to a new study. 2 weeks
There's no such thing as oversharing in conservation
SCIENCE DAILY Social gadflies in an organization are the new superheroes of conservation, according to a new study. 2 weeks
Science and Twitter join forces to uncover a globally imperiled plant species
Researchers develop algorithm to locate fake users on many social networks