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Inadequate humanitarian funding increases refugees' risk of chronic poverty  PHYS.ORG · 25 minutes
The United States has the largest refugee resettlement program in the world, contributing to the humanitarian efforts recognized by the global community. However, new research from the University of Colorado... more
Escapism found to be strongest predictor of gaming disorder among video gamers  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A new study in Comprehensive Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, is the first to compare professional electronic sport (esport) players with recreational video game players... more
The spectrum of arrogance  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
A team of psychology researchers is providing one of the first comprehensive literature reviews on arrogance, as well as a way to classify the condition on different levels across a spectrum, similarly to how autism is diagnosed. The team acknowledges... more
Escapism: A powerful predictor of internet gaming disorder among video gamers  SCIENCE DAILY · 20 hours
A new study is the first to compare professional electronic sport (esport) players with recreational video game players and explores the similarities and differences between what... more
Flint flake tool partially covered by birch tar adds to evidence of Neanderthal complex thinking  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in The Netherlands has found evidence in small a cutting... more
Surveying Solar Storms by Ancient Assyrian Astronomers  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A research team led by the University of Tsukuba combined observations from ancient cuneiform tablets that mention unusual red skies with radioisotope... more
50,000-year-old, tar-smeared tool shows Neanderthal smarts  Science Magazine · 2 days
Rare, submerged tool suggests Neanderthals had mastered the complex technology of tarmaking more
Lucy mission completes critical design review  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Lucy mission led by Southwest Research Institute is one step closer to its 2021 launch to explore the Trojan asteroids, a population of ancient small bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter. With the successful... more
Computer science classes break down cultural barriers, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In a Kenyan refugee camp, a teenaged Burundian boy, a Somali boy and two girls from the Dinka ethnic group in South Sudan worked together to create a rudimentary video... more
Computer science classes break down cultural barriers, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Computational education can break down and expose cultural barriers in unexpected ways, a new study has found. more
Research reveals how migration affects DNA patterns in the UK  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A major new study reveals how socio-economic migration within the UK has affected the geographic distribution of human DNA linked to traits such as education levels and health. more
Deepest look yet at brewer's yeasts reveals the diversity harnessed by humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Thousands of years ago, as humans tamed wild animals and plants into livestock and crops, their penchant for intoxication also led them to unwittingly... more
We need to understand the culture of whales so we can save them  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
We often think of culture as solely human. We think of our music, our clothes, our food, our languages. However, culture stretches... more
What was the first color in the universe?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The universe bathes in a sea of light, from the blue-white flickering of young stars to the deep red glow of hydrogen clouds. Beyond the colors seen by human eyes, there are... more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the 'City of David' in... more
The rotation of Venus  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Venus is covered in a thick layer of clouds, one reason that it appears so bright in the sky. Ancient astronomers had a good idea of what (since Copernicus) we know as its orbital period; the modern measurement is that... more
Ancient City of 'Mahendraparvata' Hidden Beneath Cambodian Jungle  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Archaeologists have mapped the ancient city of Mahendraparvata, hidden beneath thick vegetation on a Cambodian mountain not far from the temple of Angkor Wat. more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in... more
30 Perfectly Preserved Coffins Holding Ancient Egyptian Priest Mummies Discovered  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside at "El-Assasif," an ancient necropolis near Luxor, Egypt. more
Egypt unveils trove of ancient coffins excavated in Luxor  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Egypt revealed Saturday a rare trove of 30 ancient wooden coffins that have been well-preserved over millennia in the archaeologically rich Valley of the Kings in Luxor. more
30 'Cachette of the Priests' Mummies Discovered in Egypt  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside at "El-Assasif," an ancient necropolis near Luxor, Egypt. more
30 Sealed Coffins Holding Mummies Called the 'Cachette of the Priests' Discovered in Egypt  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Archaeologists have unearthed 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside at "El-Assasif," an ancient necropolis near Luxor, Egypt. more
In Photos: 'Cachette of the Priests' Discovered in Luxor  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Archaeologists near Luxor, Egypt, have discovered 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside, some of which belonged to ancient Egyptian priests. Here are photos of the findings. more
Adaptive Genetic Variants from Archaic Hominins Found in Melanesians  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Modern individuals from the Pacific islands of Melanesia harbor adaptive copy number variants (CNVs) that they inherited from... more
Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA may have helped early Melanesian people survive  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers from the U.S., Italy and France has found evidence that suggests DNA inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may have helped early Melanesian... more
Europe's largest meteorite crater home to deep ancient life  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Fractured rocks of impact craters have been suggested to host deep microbial communities on Earth, and potentially other terrestrial planets, yet direct evidence remains elusive. In a new study published... more
Is your horse normal? Now there's an app for that  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Since ancient times, horse behavior, and the bond between horses and humans, has been a source of intrigue and fascination. more
VHA psychiatric units have lower rates of patient safety events than general hospitals  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors, compared to psychiatric... more
Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth is not unique. more
Researchers to study efficacy of RESHAPE program to reduce stigma of primary care providers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers from the George Washington University, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division of... more
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. more
Adaptive archaic introgression of copy number variants and the discovery of previously unknown human genes  Science Magazine · 6 days
Copy number variants (CNVs) are subject to stronger selective pressure than single-nucleotide variants, but their roles in archaic... more
Ancient stars shed light on Earth's similarities to other planets  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Earth-like planets may be common in the universe, a new UCLA study implies. The team of astrophysicists and geochemists presents new evidence that the Earth is not unique.... more
Museums put ancient DNA to work for wildlife  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists who are trying to save species at the brink of extinction are finding help in an unexpected place. Researchers increasingly are embracing the power of ancient DNA from old museum specimens... more
Ending poverty will take greater focus on people living with it, researcher finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Poverty-focused groups including government agencies trying to help people living in poverty need to make a systemic cultural change to connect more... more
480-million-year-old arthropods formed orderly queues  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Fossils of ancient arthropods discovered in linear formation may indicate a collective behaviour either in response to environmental cues or as part of seasonal reproductive migration. The findings, which are being published in Scientific Reports this week, suggest... more
Ants fight plant diseases  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 plant diseases. Ants secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these... more
Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier... more
Ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research shows that ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases. The small insects secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of... more
How human brain development diverged from great apes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel, and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have presented new insights into the development of the... more
Study: Socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies-led study, published... more
The treatment of cocaine use disorder  Science Magazine · 7 days
Cocaine use continues to be a serious worldwide public health problem. Cocaine abuse is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Cocaine overdose deaths are increasing in the United States and, in certain populations, outnumber heroin and... more
Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier... more
Surveying solar storms by ancient Assyrian astronomers  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researcher finds evidence of ancient solar magnetic storms based on cuneiform astrological records and carbon-14 dating. This work may help with our understanding of intense solar activity that can threaten modern electronics. more
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report metabolic... more
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report in... more
In Baltimore, lower income neighborhoods have bigger mosquitoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports investigating how socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in... more
Virtual walking system for re-experiencing the journey of another person  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Virtual-reality researchers have developed a virtual-walking system that records a person's walking and re-plays it with vision and foot vibrations. Psychological experiments showed that the sensation of walking... more
DePaul University receives $6.6 million grant to reduce African American youth violence  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. more
Drug may improve the safety of cannabis use in early pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Cannabis use during pregnancy may increase the risk of psychosis in children. Scientists have now found a drug that can reduce the effects of THC on... more
Solar storm surveys by ancient Assyrian astronomers  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists at the University of Tsukuba study ancient cuneiform records for evidence of unusual solar activity 2,700 years ago, and identify three possible magnetic storms by matching the dates with tree-ring radioisotope data more
Scientists discover how malaria switched host from African gorillas to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers have revealed the series of events that probably led to the world’s deadliest form of malaria being able to jump from ancient great apes to... more
Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since 2016, the researchers of the Department of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology have been engaged in a research project analyzing the causes of Silurian biodiversity crisis.... more
The brain does not follow the head  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that enabled complex behaviors such... more
Stress during pregnancy may affect baby's sex, risk of preterm birth  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study has identified markers of maternal stress -- both physical and psychological -- that may influence a baby's sex and the likelihood of preterm... more
Discovered: Unknown yellow colors from antiquity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Antique artefacts have been studied by chemists, revealing a hitherto unknown use of yellow in Ancient Egypt. more
4,000-Year-Old Mummies Showed Early Signs of Heart Disease  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Five mummies dating to 4,000 years ago had cholesterol buildup in their arteries, hinting that humans have been susceptible to heart disease since ancient times. more
Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A psychologist is reporting that hope increases in therapy and is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders, an important mechanism for therapists to restore... more
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... more
Pro-science vs anti-science debates  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Recent attacks on "grievance" studies have occasioned renewed attention to the politics of knowledge in the academy. In a wide-ranging survey, Mark Horowitz, William Yaworsky and Kenneth Kickham revisit some of anthropology's most sensitive controversies. Taking the field's temperature since... more
Lost in combat? Artifacts from the Bronze Age  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31... more
Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When it comes to being willing to explore more efficient options to solving a problem, monkeys exhibit more cognitive flexibility than humans, according to a study... more
Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and children who suffer from repeated febrile convulsions during their first year of life have an increased risk of developing... more
Sociologist identifies 7 types of sugar relationships  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It turns out being Sugar Daddy isn't a one-size-fits-all gig. While it occasionally lives up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a young woman in return for... more
Egypt says archeologists uncover 20 ancient coffins in Luxor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor. more
Changes in the brain occurred independently of braincase evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The human brain is about three times the size of the brains of great apes. This has to do, among other things, with the evolution of novel brain structures that... more
Potential therapy to treat detrimental effects of marijuana  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study using a preclinical animal model suggests that prenatal exposure to THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, makes the brain's dopamine neurons (an integral component of the reward system) hyperactive... more
Researchers develop tool to incorporate social, cultural concerns in resource management  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For years, fisheries managers have struggled to find a delicate balance between competing financial and ecological needs. Now, a team of researchers led by a Florida... more
Non-medicine interventions may be more efficacious for treating for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For patients with dementia who have symptoms of aggression and agitation, interventions such as outdoor activities, massage and touch therapy may be... more
Maternal stress during pregnancy could affect baby's sex and birth outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It's becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers... more
Non-pharmacologic treatments may be more effective for psychiatric symptoms of dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests outdoor activities were more clinically effective than anti-psychotic medication for treating physical aggression in patients with dementia. For patients with... more
Novel clinical trial to examine use of cannabidiol in people with Parkinson's-related psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A pioneering clinical trial will investigate the use of cannabidiol (CBD) - a compound found in the cannabis plant - in people... more
Contextual engineering improves success of projects in non-industrial societies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Humanitarian engineering projects often focus on bringing western technologies to non-industrialized societies. But environmental and cultural factors in these locations may be very different from conditions in the West, and... more
Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy's culture ministry said Friday. more
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The neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time. Researchers also succeeded in compensating for the impaired motor learning process... more
A psychotherapist explains why some adults react badly to young climate strikers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Young climate strikers I spoke to recently are confused and distressed about the things adults are doing. It's not just inaction during the worsening... more
Museum explores spooky science behind 'Frankenstein', 'The Mummy'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
What is the spookiest thing about "Frankenstein," "The Mummy" and "Dracula"? The hideous monster? The ancient curse? The sharp fangs? more
Chewing gum to track fertility: Ovulaid  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Infertility is a very potent cause of frustration and psychological problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as of high stress. Infertility or subfertility is defined by the World Health Organization as unsuccessful attempts to... more
Is mental illness being diagnosed correctly?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An important new piece of research appearing in the journal JAMA Psychiatry questions the accuracy of current diagnostic methods used in mental illness, and the true relevance of the diagnoses to the underlying disturbances in the... more
Beyond the 'replication crisis,' does research face an 'inference crisis'?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
For the past decade, social scientists have been unpacking a 'replication crisis' that has revealed how findings of an alarming number of scientific studies are difficult or impossible... more
Suicide in low- and middle-income countries  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Future treatment and prevention of suicidal behavior in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) should involve a wider range of approaches beyond just the treatment of psychiatric illness, according to a new study. more
Kinship-based social inequality in Bronze Age Europe  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Revealing and understanding the mechanisms behind social inequality in prehistoric societies is a major challenge. By combining genome wide data, isotopic evidence as well as anthropological and archaeological data, we go beyond the dominating... more
Response to Comment on "Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions"  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Thornquist and Crickmore claim that systematic experimental error may explain the results of Danchin and colleagues. Their claim... more
Comment on "Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions"  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The claims of Danchin et al. (Research Articles, 30 November 2018, p. 1025) regarding long-lasting mate preference based on conformity may result... more
Serum neurofilament is a discriminative biomarker between frontotemporal dementia and psychiatric disorders  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Early symptoms of frontotemporal dementia are often confused with symptoms occurring in psychiatric disorders. Researchers show that serum neurofilament levels can be used as... more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Ancient River System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A new image from the High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Express shows the part of Nirgal Vallis, a... more
Children associate white, but not black, men with 'brilliant' stereotype, new study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The stereotype that associates being 'brilliant' with white men more than white women is shared by children regardless of their own race,... more
River relic spied by Mars Express  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar—such as this ancient, dried-up river system that stretches out for nearly 700 kilometres across the surface, making it one of... more
New Giant Carnivorous Dinosaur Unveiled: Siamraptor suwati  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of carcharodontosaurian dinosaur, based on the fossilized remains found in Thailand.... more
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Slime has been present on Earth for a very long time—almost 2 billion years, according to a recent reassessment of fossil evidence. more
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