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Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
European Neanderthals mostly used aquatic resources 100,000 years ago  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ernestina Badal, professor at the Department of Prehistory, Archeology and Ancient History at the University of Valencia, has participated in research published today in the prestigious journal Science that confirms... more
Diet of Figueira Brava Neanderthals Was Rich in Seafood, Archaeologists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of archaeologists found that the Neanderthals who occupied Gruta da Figueira... more
Neanderthals ate mussels, fish, and seals too  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Over 80,000 years ago, Neanderthals fed themselves on mussels, fish and other marine life. The first evidence has been found by an international team in the cave of Figueira Brava in Portugal. The excavated... more
Though the COVID-19 recession may feel different, its victims will look the same  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The great recession, which hit the world at the end of 2007 affected workers and families in the U.S. in very different... more
New Feathered Dinosaur Unveiled: Dineobellator notohesperus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A new species of dromaeosaurid dinosaur being named Dineobellator notohesperus has been discovered by a team of U.S. paleontologists. Dineobellator notohesperus lived some 67... more
Worldwide scientific collaboration unveils genetic architecture of gray matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300... more
Coral tells own tale about El Niño's past  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. The data question previous links between volcanic eruptions and El Niño... more
Coral tells own tale about El Nino's past  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There is no longer a need to guess what ocean temperatures were like in the remote tropical Pacific hundreds of years ago. The ancient coral that lived there know all. more
Neanderthals were pioneers in marine resource exploitation: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The journal Science has published a study led by the ICREA researcher João Zilhão from the University of Barcelona on the excavation in Cueva de Figueira Brava, Portugal, which was used as... more
Mathematical epidemiology: How to model a pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Disease has afflicted humans ever since there have been human. Malaria and tuberculosis are thought to have ravaged Ancient Egypt more than 5,000 years ago. From AD 541 to 542 the global pandemic known... more
The Latest: Virus concerns cancel Olympic cultural event  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Tokyo Olympic organizers announced Thursday that they are canceling a cultural event featuring collaborative performances of kabuki and opera next month due to the spreading of the coronavirus more
Older adults are more emotionally stable and better at resisting temptations  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The stereotype of grumpy old people apparently doesn't hold up under closer inspection. A new study from Duke and Vanderbilt University psychologists finds that older people... more
Researchers investigate the spatial pattern of plant diversity in the Horn of Africa  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The horn of Africa, located in the northeast of Africa, including Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, is one of the global biodiversity... more
Croatia's Dubrovnik, home to ancient quarantine facilities  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Just outside the majestic walls of Croatia’s medieval citadel city of Dubrovnik lies a cluster of small stone houses known as the Lazarettos of Dubrovnik, today an art and clubbing hub and a tourist... more
Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at Keio University report in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep... more
Small horses got smaller, big tapirs got bigger 47 million years ago  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The former coalfield of Geiseltal in eastern Germany has yielded large numbers of exceptionally preserved fossil animals, giving palaeontologists a unique window into the... more
Study: One in four of sports students suffers from pain along with psychosocial stresses  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
They are young and well-trained – but a fourth of sport science students suffers from pain in combination with psychosocial... more
Meet Wonderchicken, Bird from Final Part of Dinosaur Era  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A new species of ancient bird has been identified from a nearly complete, three-dimensionally preserved skull and associated... more
A pigment from ancient Egypt to modern microscopy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Egyptian blue is one of the oldest humanmade colour pigments. It adorns the crown of the world famous bust of Nefertiti: but the pigment can do even more. An international research team... more
20 of the worst epidemics and pandemics in history  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Disease outbreaks have ravaged humanity from prehistory to modern times, sometimes changing the course of history and even wiping out entire civilizations. more
Scientists assess the accelerated changes of glaciers in the Yulong Snow Mountain  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Yulong Snow Mountain (YSM) is a region of temperate glaciers in the southeast Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. As one of the most famous tourist attractions... more
Geologists find lost fragment of ancient continent in Canada's North  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sifting through diamond exploration samples from Baffin Island, Canadian scientists have identified a new remnant of the North Atlantic craton—an ancient part of Earth's continental crust. more
Panic buying, ignoring safety measures: The social psychology of crises  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Times of crisis can bring out the best in people. It can also reveal the strangest parts of human nature. more
Impact of a second Dust Bowl would be felt worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The American Dust Bowl of the 1930s—captured by the novels of John Steinbeck—was an environmental and socio-economic disaster that worsened the Great Depression. more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new paper points out the need for an important new refinement to radiocarbon dating. The research has relevance for understanding key dates in Mediterranean history and prehistory, including the tomb of Tutankhamen and... more
Ancient artifacts on the beaches of Northern Europe, and how we remember music  Science Magazine · 1 week
On this week’s show, host Joel Goldberg talks with science journalist Andrew Curry about archaeological finds from thousands of years ago along... more
History, mass loss, structure, and dynamic behavior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet  Science Magazine · 1 week
Antarctica contains most of Earth’s fresh water stored in two large ice sheets. The more stable East Antarctic Ice Sheet is larger and older,... more
Mental stress may better predict repeat heart attack than physical stress  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For heart attack survivors, psychological stress may better predict future heart attack or disease than physical stress. more
Ancient teeth reveal Bronze Age gender inequality  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China. more
Psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Japanese study in mice published in the journal Nature indicates that the cause of the profound mental disturbance termed psychosis could be due to defects in... more
A new window into psychosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent study in mice led a team of researchers in Japan to believe that psychosis may be caused by problems with specialized nerve cells deep within the brain, as well as a certain kind of learning behavior.... more
Fine-tuning radiocarbon dating could 'rewrite' ancient events  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Radiocarbon dating, invented in the late 1940s and improved ever since to provide more precise measurements, is the standard method for determining the dates of artifacts in archaeology and other disciplines. more
A psychological stressor conveyed by appetite-linked neurons  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Mammals exhibit instinctive reactions to danger critical to survival, including surges in blood stress hormones. Hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone neurons (CRHNs) control stress hormones but how diverse stressors converge on CRHNs is poorly understood. We... more
[Research Resources] A quantitative super-resolution imaging toolbox for diagnosis of motile ciliopathies  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Airway clearance of pathogens and particulates relies on motile cilia. Impaired cilia motility can lead to reduction in lung function, lung transplant, or death... more
Ancient fish fossil reveals evolutionary origin of the human hand  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An ancient Elpistostege fish fossil found in Miguasha, Canada has revealed new insights into how the human hand evolved from fish fins. more
Ancient hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An international research team illuminates the origin of land plants by analyzing the first hornwort genomes. In this ancient group of land plants, they discovered genes that could help crops grow more... more
The life and death of one of America's most mysterious trees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A symbol of life, ancient sundial or just firewood? Tree-ring scientists trace the origin of a tree log unearthed almost a century ago. more
Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of mammoths reveal clues about Ice Age  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of dozens of mammoths have revealed clues about how ancient communities survived Europe's... more
Mysterious ancient sea-worm pegged as new genus after half-century in 'wastebasket'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fifty years ago, researchers placed a mystery worm in a 'wastebasket' genus and interest in the lowly critter waned -- until now. more
Mysterious ancient sea-worm pegged as new genus after half-century in 'wastebasket'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When a partial fossil specimen of a primordial marine worm was unearthed in Utah in 1969, scientists had a tough go identifying it. Usually, such worms... more
Subsurface Mercury: Window to ancient, possibly habitable, volatile-rich materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research raises the possibility that some parts of Mercury's subsurface, and those of similar planets in the galaxy, once could have been capable of fostering prebiotic chemistry, and perhaps... more
First pocket-sized artworks from Ice Age Indonesia show humanity's ancient drive to decorate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Archaeologists have unearthed two miniature stone engravings in Indonesia. These depict an anoa (dwarf buffalo) and a sun, star or eye dating... more
Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of mammoths reveal clues about Ice Age  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mysterious bone circles made from the remains of dozens of mammoths have revealed clues about how ancient communities survived Europe's... more
Scientists Find Mysterious Praying Mantis Petroglyph in Iran  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of archaeologists and entomologists has discovered and examined an ancient arthropod-like petroglyph at the Teymareh rock art... more
Unraveling the puzzle of Madagascar's forest cats  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In her 30 years working as a researcher in Madagascar, CU Boulder Anthropology Professor Michelle Sauther has had a number of chance encounters with a strange forest creature: a wild, oversized cat with a... more
Scientists discover pulsating remains of a star in an eclipsing double star system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a pulsating ancient star in a double star system, which will allow them to... more
Children who sleep fewer hours more often develop psychiatric symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
There are plenty of good reasons to make sure children get enough sleep, but their parents' evening peace is nowhere near the most important one. more
Disengagement in retirement may increase risk of cognitive decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Certain middle-aged and older adults, especially women who tend to disengage from difficult tasks and goals after they retire, may be at greater risk of cognitive decline as they age,... more
Ancient mantis-man petroglyph discovered in Iran  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A rare rock carving of an insect found in the Teymareh site of Central Iran has been jointly described by a team of entomologists and archaeologists. The petroglyph shows a six-limbed creature with the head and... more
Ancient ballcourt in Mexico suggests game was played in the highlands earlier than thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A pair of researchers with George Washington University has found evidence of an ancient ball game played much earlier than... more
Measuring the psychological impact of a health pandemic on stock markets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Stock markets around the world have taken significant and historic levels of damage this week due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world. more
How to optimize online learning in the age of coronavirus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be increasing reliance on online learning for school students. From my perspective as an educational psychologist, I propose five... more
Ancient mantis-man petroglyph discovered in Iran  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A unique rock carving found in the Teymareh rock art site (Khomein county) in Central Iran with six limbs has been described as part man, part mantis. Rock carvings, or petroglyphs, of invertebrate animals are rare,... more
Suicidal ideation seen in 8 percent of kids says study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to an alarming new report from the American researchers, 8.4 percent of the children aged between 9 and 10 years are temporarily or regularly thinking about suicide... more
Hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Some 500 million years ago—when our continents were likely connected in a single land mass and most life existed underwater—hornworts were one of the first groups of plants to colonize land. But biologists have... more
Archaeologists Unearth Long-Lost Capital of Ancient Maya Kingdom  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Archaeologists excavating the site of Lacanja Tzeltal in Mexico have discovered the ruins of the capital of a kingdom known... more
Robots popular with older adults  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study by psychologists does not confirm that robot skepticism among elder people is often suspected in science. The decisive factor for the acceptance of robots was how human the machines were designed. more
Team develops missing link to circular economy while tackling global waste  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) have developed a process that allows for the production and degradation of almost any object within... more
The role of social support in intimate partner violence and economic hardship  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The term intimate partner violence (IPV) is used to describe situations where a current or former partner or spouse causes harm to their significant... more
3Q: Collaborating with users to develop accessible designs  MIT · 2 weeks
An MIT team discusses the pitfalls of “parachute research” and the importance of “sociotechnical” factors. more
Preterm babies have higher risk of reactive attachment disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Premature birth, low birth weight, and neonatal intensive care are associated with the risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder showed a study by the Research Centre for Child... more
New book debunks myths about who causes crime and why  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Forty years ago, Craig Haney was a young professor of psychology at UC Santa Cruz when a question about the real causes of crime began to form in... more
Metabolic fossils from the origin of life  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Since the origin of life, metabolic networks provide cells with nutrition and energy. Modern networks require thousands of enzymes that perform catalysis. Such networks must have arisen from simpler precursors. Investigating the metabolism of... more
Ancient flooding formed, left behind boulders in Wildcat Ridge  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One year ago, a historic flood struck Nebraska, topping levees; taking out bridges, dams and houses; covering thousands of acres in water; and reminding Nebraskans of the power of a... more
When skin tone scars: The hurt of colorism among Asian-Americans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The seeds for Nikki Khanna's new book, "Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism," were planted when the UVM Sociology professor was a child growing up... more
How AI could help translate the written language of ancient civilizations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Twenty-five centuries ago, the "paperwork" of Persia's Achaemenid Empire was recorded on clay tablets—tens of thousands of which were discovered in 1933 in modern-day Iran by... more
Ancient Maya kingdom unearthed in a backyard in Mexico  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Associate professor of anthropology Charles Golden and his colleagues have found the long-lost capital of an ancient Maya kingdom in the backyard of a Mexican cattle rancher. more
Scottish storms unearth 1,500-year-old Viking-era cemetery  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Powerful storms on Scotland's Orkney Islands exposed ancient human remains in a Pictish and Viking cemetery. more
The Latest: Ireland shuts schools, Real Madrid in quarantine  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Ireland is closing all schools and cultural institutions until March 29, in a major escalation of its response to the new coronavirus more
Video » Join a Study - Depression, TMS, Psychotherapy and Brain Function  NIMH · 3 weeks
This video describes a National Institute of Mental Health study of talk therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression symptoms.... more
Striking health inequities between dually enrolled and nondually enrolled older Medicare beneficiaries  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the United States, income inequality has steadily increased over the last several decades. Given widening inequities, health care leaders have been concerned about... more
Dinosaur stomping ground in Scotland reveals thriving middle Jurassic ecosystem  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
During the Middle Jurassic Period, the Isle of Skye in Scotland was home to a thriving community of dinosaurs that stomped across the ancient coastline, according to a... more
Dinosaur stomping ground in Scotland reveals thriving middle Jurassic ecosystem  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
During the Middle Jurassic Period, the Isle of Skye in Scotland was home to a thriving community of dinosaurs that stomped across the ancient coastline, according to a... more
How dangerous news spreads: What makes Twitter users retweet risk-related information  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In an Internet-driven world, social media has become the go-to source of all kinds of information. This is especially relevant in crisis-like situations, when warnings and... more
How cities have blunted the subversive force of counterculture  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An unprecedented study by EPFL researchers spanning three cities—Geneva, Lisbon and Ljubljana—has revealed how, over the past 40 years, urban cultural policy has blunted the subversive force of counterculture. The... more
Anthropologists find a mother's social status improves her children's health  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
What drives people seek to high social status? A common evolutionary explanation suggests men do so because, in the past, they were able to leverage their social position... more
Study: Physician psychotherapy only available to a fraction of those with urgent mental health needs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Publicly-funded physician psychotherapy is only available to a fraction of those with urgent mental health needs in Ontario,... more
Children and teens worry about political issues  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new psychological study suggests that children and teens are worried about political issues, though it's unclear that children's and teens' worry is a cause for concern, or that it is interfering with their... more
Study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness globally  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The economic and ecological impact of nature on humans have long been established with prevalent environmental issues such as climate change and over-exploitation of natural resources being the... more
Toxic masculinity is unsafe... for men  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The belief that "real men" must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. A study co-authored by a Michigan State University sociologist found that men who endorse... more
Kent med-tech company celebrates International Women’s Day  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Every 8th March for over 100 years, International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as building and accelerating women's equality. more
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