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Brain activity buffers against worsening anxiety
SCIENCE DAILY Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also protect against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study. Using noninvasive brain imaging, the researchers found that at-risk people were less likely to develop anxiety... 2 hours
Archaeological research on social inequality published
SCIENCE DAILY The origins of social inequality might lie in the remnants of ancient Eurasia's agricultural societies, according to a new article. 24 hours
Human evolution was uneven and punctuated
SCIENCE DAILY Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia -- what is now Spain -- long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new research. 1 day
Mapping 'damage trails' lets researchers follow the water in Photosystem II
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have traced the paths of three water channels in an ancient photosynthetic organism to provide the first comprehensive, experimental... 1 day
A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
SCIENCE DAILY If someone cries 'Eureka!' because it looks like oxygen appeared in Earth's ancient atmosphere long before the body of evidence indicated, be careful. If... 1 day
High Cognitive Ability Alone Does Not Protect Against Unfounded Beliefs, Psychologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM In a paper published the journal Personality and Individual Differences, Dr. Tomas Ståhl of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Jan-Willem van... 2 days
Feeling numb: What you need to know
MNT A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies. 2 days
Medical News Today: Feeling numb: What you need to know
MNT A look at feeling numb, a psychological condition resulting in emotional numbness. Included is detail on causes, treatment, and coping strategies. 2 days
New treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb
PHYS.ORG As part of a German-Egyptian project, archaeologists from Tübingen for the first time examine embossed gold applications from the sensational find of 1922. The motifs indicate surprising links between the Levant and the Egypt of the pharaohs. 2 days
A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
PHYS.ORG For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, a new study might sour some "Eureka!" moments. A contemporary tool used to... 2 days
Fossil that fills missing evolutionary link named after University of Chicago professors
PHYS.ORG Lurking in oceans, rivers and lakes around the world are tiny, ancient animals known to few people. Bryozoans, tiny marine creatures that live in... 2 days
Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside
ABC NEWS A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live... 2 days
The Latest: Escaped patient says he needed to prove himself
ABC NEWS A man who escaped from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital nearly four decades after he told police he shot and stabbed a woman in a shopping mall parking lot... 2 days
UNN researchers explore modeling of cognitive dissonance phenomenon
NEWS MEDICAL Lobachevsky University scientists, Associate Professor of the History and Theory of International Relations Department Alexander Petukhov and Head of the Department of Psychophysiology Sofya Polevaya, are studying the modeling of the cognitive... 2 days
Study explores reasons for underrepresentation of minorities in genetic cancer research
NEWS MEDICAL Socio-cultural and clinical factors as well as healthcare processes were important drivers of a woman's willingness to provide saliva specimens for future cancer research. 2 days
AP Exclusive: Hawaii psychiatric hospital had 17 escapes
ABC NEWS AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a dangerous patient walked off the grounds and made it to California... 2 days
Preventing psychosis and the evolution—or not—of written language
Science Magazine How has written language changed over time? Do the way we read and the way our eyes work influence how scripts look? This week we hear a story on changes in legibility... 2 days
Ancient enzyme could boost power of liquid biopsies to detect and profile cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers are developing a new tool for liquid biopsy that can detect RNA biomarkers from cancer cells in a patient's blood much... 2 days
Ancient Australian goes home
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Human evolution was uneven and punctuated, suggests new research
PHYS.ORG Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in Southern Iberia - what is now Spain - long after they had died out everywhere else, according to new... 2 days
Scientists are learning to predict psychosis years in advance—and possibly prevent it
Science Magazine Clinical trials include cognitive behavioral therapy, medication, prenatal supplements, and more 2 days
Medical News Today: What is Capgras syndrome?
MNT Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter. 2 days
What is Capgras syndrome?
MNT Capgras syndrome is a psychological condition where the person affected believes someone they know has been replaced by an imposter. 2 days
New treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb
SCIENCE DAILY Archaeologists have examined embossed gold applications from the sensational find of 1922. The motifs indicate surprising links between the Levant and the Egypt of the pharaohs. 2 days
Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now
SCIENCE DAILY If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major... 2 days
Fracture swarms on Mars
PHYS.ORG These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet's crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. 2 days
We've found an exo-planet with an extraordinarily eccentric orbit
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The discovery of a planet with a highly elliptical orbit around an ancient star could help us understand more about how planetary systems form and evolve over time. 2 days
Origami in Orbit: Ancient Art Inspires Efficient Spacecraft
SPACE.COM The ancient art of origami has inspired numerous NASA spacecraft designs, allowing scientists to pack more technology into smaller space-bound instruments. 3 days
fracture swarms on mars Fracture swarms on Mars
ESA These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity. 3 days
AP Exclusive: 17 escapes from Hawaii hospital since 2010
ABC NEWS AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and... 3 days
mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test Mars 2020 Mission Performs First Supersonic Parachute Test
ASTRO WATCH Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set... 3 days
From Cattle To Capital: How Agriculture Bred Ancient Inequality
NPR Archaeologists say early civilizations in North and Central America were more egalitarian than the societies of Eurasia — and they think it's because early Americans didn't have cattle or horses. 3 days
Critical Care Recovery Center concept could benefit adult ICU survivors of all ages
SCIENCE DAILY A Critical Care Recovery Center could benefit ICU survivors of all ages, suggests new research. The model is America's first collaborative care... 3 days
What counts as 'nature'? It all depends
SCIENCE DAILY A psychology professor describes 'environmental generational amnesia' as the idea that each generation perceives the environment into which it's born, no matter how developed, urbanized or polluted, as the norm. And so what each... 3 days
Radiocarbon chronology of Manot Cave, Israel and Upper Paleolithic dispersals
Science Magazine The timing of archeological industries in the Levant is central for understanding the spread of modern humans with Upper Paleolithic traditions. We report a high-resolution radiocarbon chronology for... 3 days
Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?
Science Magazine There is a general consensus among Earth scientists that melting of land ice greatly contributes to sea-level rise (SLR) and that future warming will exacerbate the... 3 days
How taming cows and horses sparked inequality across the ancient world
Science Magazine Livestock-free New World societies were more equal 3 days
Social identity threat and religion in the US
SCIENCE DAILY When people feel targeted because of their religious identity, they can experience a psychological threat that may undermine psychological well-being and increase prejudice toward other groups, according to a new study. 3 days
Heavy drinkers with history of TBI do not have worse drinking behavior, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in... 3 days
How Asian nomadic herders built new Bronze Age cultures
SCIENCE-NEWS Ancient steppe herders traveled into Europe and Asia, leaving their molecular mark and building Bronze Age cultures. 3 days
Researchers examine social identity threat and religion in the US
PHYS.ORG When people feel targeted because of their religious identity, they can experience a psychological threat that may undermine psychological well-being and increase prejudice toward other groups, according to... 4 days
Study suggests the body is central to identity manipulation in call center work
PHYS.ORG New research highlights the politics of 'identity work' where Indian call centre workers manipulate their cultural identities to sell a global service. 4 days
Stress faced by emergency call handlers damaging to long term health
SCIENCE DAILY The stress experienced by emergency call handlers negatively impacts on their long term psychological well being, a new report shows. 4 days
Scientists Find Ancient Life Form Thriving in Tasmania
SCI-NEWS.COM Tasmanian scientists have found living stromatolites (oldest known life form) in the Giblin River catchment of the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian Wilderness... 4 days
High cognitive ability not a safeguard from conspiracies, paranormal beliefs
SCIENCE DAILY A social psychologist reports on two studies that examined why some people are inclined to believe in various conspiracies and paranormal phenomena. 4 days
Ancient Georgian Pottery Reveals World’s Oldest Wine
SCI-NEWS.COM 8,000-year-old pottery fragments from two sites in the Republic of Georgia, South Caucasus, have revealed the earliest biomolecular archaeological and archaeobotanical evidence... 4 days
Ancient spiral galaxy is 11 billion years old
SCIENCE-NEWS The most ancient spiral galaxy seen to date is 11 billion years old and could help reveal how galaxies sprout arms. 5 days
Stress experienced by emergency call handlers has negative impact on psychological health
NEWS MEDICAL The stress experienced by emergency call handlers negatively impacts on their long term psychological wellbeing, a new report in the journal PeerJ reports. 5 days
'Super invader' tree hits South, but flea beetle may be hero
PHYS.ORG The tallow tree, a "super invader" with toxic leaves and no natural enemies in North America, is conquering the South. 5 days
Higher hair cortisol levels during pregnancy could be indicator of postpartum depression
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from the University of Granada, who belong to the Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center and the Faculty of Psychology, have proven that... 5 days
Study: Some Latinos believe science education could have negative impact on child's religious faith
NEWS MEDICAL More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the... 5 days
Man: Psychiatric hospital staff tormented, kicked brother
ABC NEWS A man says his brother was abused repeatedly by staff at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital and has urged lawmakers to look more deeply into the case and make changes 5 days
Georgian Jars Hold 8,000-Year-Old Winemaking Clues
NPR Scientists have found evidence of ancient winemaking in Georgia, a country which prides itself on its vino. It's the earliest trace of viniculture using wild grapes similar to those used today. 5 days
Time to Celebrate: Ancient Sundial Made to Honor Roman Politician
SPACE.COM About 2,000 years ago, a Roman politician celebrated his victory by commissioning a sundial and putting it on display for all to see, according to archaeologists who just... 5 days
Chemists May Have Found the 'Missing Link' to the First Life on Earth
SPACE.COM The search for the ancient chemical origins of life has a new candidate — a multitasking enzyme that may have set the... 5 days
Earliest evidence of winemaking: Team discovers 8,000-year-old wine production in ancient Middle East
PHYS.ORG Excavations in the Republic of Georgia by the Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Project Expedition (GRAPE), a joint undertaking between the University of... 5 days
Eating disorder treatments need to consider social, cultural implications of the illness
SCIENCE DAILY People in treatment for eating disorders are poorly served when it comes to addressing the cultural aspects of eating problems, according to new research.... 5 days
Some Latinos believe science may negatively impact their kids' faith
PHYS.ORG More than one-third of Latinos interviewed in a recent study believe science education may have a negative impact on the religious faith of their children, according to new... 5 days
herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early universe Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe
ESA VIDEO What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an... 5 days
Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley
PHYS.ORG A team of Tasmanian researchers has uncovered rare, living stromatolites deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 5 days
Ancient life form discovered in remote Tasmanian valley
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered rare, living stromatolites deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. 5 days
Soil study lends clues to ancient climate
PHYS.ORG Research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Matt Joeckel of the Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska's geological survey, is furthering understanding of environmental conditions on land during the age of dinosaurs. 6 days
Children's diets could be improved with increased taxation on high fat and high sugar foods
NEWS MEDICAL Increasing the tax on high fat and high sugar foods will help improve children's diets. This is one... 6 days
Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain
NPR The search is on for opioid alternatives that can block pain without causing addiction. One promising candidate: snail venom. 6 days
Aerial Images May Unlock Enigma of Ancient Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia
LIVE SCIENCE An archaeologist was given first-time access to fly above sprawling ancient structures that dot Saudi Arabia. The thousands of images from above could resolve... 6 days
What Drives Religious Belief? It's Not Intuition
LIVE SCIENCE Is religious belief driven by the heart or the head — that is, is it intuition or reason that explains why people believe in god or gods? The answer may be neither: A new... 1 week
Chemists May Have Found the 'Missing Link' to the First Life on Earth
LIVE SCIENCE The search for the ancient chemical origins of life has a new candidate — a multitasking enzyme that may have set the... 1 week
Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper
SCIENCE DAILY Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new study, analyses of 2,000-year-old papyri fragments with... 1 week
Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health
MNT Researchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse. 1 week
Medical News Today: Psychedelic plant brew could improve mental health
MNT Researchers suggest that a psychedelic plant concoction called ayahuasca has the potential to boost psychological well-being and reduce alcohol abuse. 1 week
Blue lighting is scientifically proven to help us relax faster than white lighting after an argument
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers say that blue light accelerates the relaxation process after acute psychosocial stress such as arguing... 1 week
Now Hear This: Ancient Amphitheater Acoustics Weren't So Great After All
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO If you were sitting in the upper rows of an ancient Greek amphitheater, could you have heard the actors sigh or strike a match? 1 week
Ink from ancient Egyptian papyri contains copper
PHYS.ORG Until recently, it was assumed that the ink used for writing was primarily carbon-based at least until the fourth and fifth centuries AD. But in a new University of Copenhagen study, analyses of 2,000-year-old... 1 week
Creating a more resilient power system: New studies present models and strategies
SCIENCE DAILY Due to the complex interdependencies that exist between the electricity sector and all other critical infrastructures, disruption in the electric power sector can adversely... 1 week
Chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness as unique disorders, brain chemistry study shows
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin -- chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)... 1 week
Boys benefit from greater numbers of girls in schools
PHYS.ORG Boys are more likely to perform well in schools with a higher proportion of girls. This is shown in a new study by sociologists from Radboud University, which was published... 1 week
Researchers find distinct molecular signatures in chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War Illness
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin... 1 week
Ancient European farmers and foragers hooked up big time
SCIENCE-NEWS Interbreeding escalated in regionally distinct ways across Neolithic Europe. 1 week
Why did the Earth's ancient oceans disappear?
PHYS.ORG We think of oceans as being stable and permanent. However, they move at about the same speed as your fingernails grow. Geoscientists at CEED, University of Oslo have found a novel way of mapping... 1 week
Brain research in desperate need of cutting-edge statistics, says Carnegie Mellon University's Rob Kass
NEWS MEDICAL Brain-related disorders impact almost everyone, either directly or through family or friends. For many of the disorders, whether they're psychiatric... 1 week
Time to Celebrate: Ancient Sundial Made to Honor Roman Politician
LIVE SCIENCE About 2,000 years ago, a Roman politician celebrated his victory by commissioning a sundial and putting it on display for all to see, according to archaeologists who just... 1 week
Student self-reporting can help educators catch academic and mental health problems early
PHYS.ORG At the start of the school year, many students expect to go through the process of getting their ears and eyes checked by school... 1 week
Traditional Amazonian drug linked to improved sense of wellbeing, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A psychedelic drug traditionally used in South America improves people's general sense of wellbeing and may offer a treatment for alcoholism and depression, new research suggests. 1 week
Brain research is underserved by statistics, says Carnegie Mellon's Rob Kass
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Brain-related disorders impact almost everyone, either directly or through family or friends. For many of the disorders, whether they're psychiatric or neurological, there are basic scientific... 1 week
CBT offers valuable treatment alternative for millions taking opioids for chronic pain
NEWS MEDICAL By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking... 1 week
Why did the Earth's ancient oceans disappear?
SCIENCE DAILY We think of oceans as being stable and permanent. However, they move at about the same speed as your fingernails grow. Geoscientists have now found a novel way of mapping the Earth’s ancient oceans. 1 week
Neolithic farmers coexisted with hunter-gatherers for centuries in Europe
SCIENCE DAILY New research answers a long-debated question among anthropologists, archaeologists and geneticists: when farmers first arrived in Europe, how did they interact with existing hunter-gatherer groups? Did the farmers wipe out... 1 week
Non-physical sexual harassment can affect adolescents' psychological well-being
NEWS MEDICAL "Being exposed to non-physical sexual harassment can negatively affect symptoms of anxiety, depression, negative body image and low self-esteem," say Associate Professor Mons Bendixen and Professor Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair at the Norwegian University... 1 week
Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones may promote EGFR inhibitor resistance in NSCLC patients
NEWS MEDICAL Elevated levels of chronic stress hormones, such as those produced by psychological distress, may promote resistance to drugs commonly used to treat... 1 week
How human cognition can affect the spreading of diseases like Ebola
SCIENCE DAILY Psychologists have applied science to health communication and found that the way the message is conveyed can have a significant impact on awareness about diseases, like... 1 week
Cooling in high and mid-latitudes led to aridification in Northern Africa
SCIENCE DAILY Analyses of ancient plant leaf wax found in the sediments of the Gulf of Guinea told the researchers about rainfall in Cameroon and the central Sahel-Sahara... 1 week
A new ‘accelerator’ aims to bring big science to psychology
Science Magazine Initiative aims to engage dozens of laboratories around the world in large-scale studies 1 week
Why male and female bodies of the same species differ
SCIENCE DAILY Two new studies provide insights on why male and female bodies of the same species differ. The studies show factors that regulate the expression of doublesex1, a gene... 1 week
Intraoceanic subduction spanned the Pacific in the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene
Science Magazine The notorious ~60° bend separating the Hawaiian and Emperor chains marked a prominent change in the motion of the Pacific plate at ~47 Ma (million years ago), but the origin... 1 week
Intricately Carved Gemstone Found in Ancient Warrior's Tomb
LIVE SCIENCE An incredibly detailed carving from a 3,500-year-old tomb has archaeologists questioning what they know about the origins of ancient Greek art. 1 week
New postcranial skeleton of ancient dolphin Albertocetus meffordum found in South Carolina
PHYS.ORG A partial skeleton from an Oligocene dolphin species was found in South Carolina, according to a study published November 8, 2017 in the open-access... 1 week
Dwarf Planet Ceres May Have Had a Global Ocean in Ancient Past
SPACE.COM The pull of Ceres on NASA's Dawn spacecraft hints at an ancient ocean that may have left traces today. 1 week
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Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe
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Now Hear This: Ancient Amphitheater Acoustics Weren't So Great After All
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Brain research is underserved by statistics, says Carnegie Mellon's Rob Kass
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