Social Science
Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers have discovered the dolphins actually... more
The role of digital technologies in mobilizing the alt-right  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In "Misogynistic Men Online: How the Red Pill Helped Elect Trump," published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Pierce Alexander Dignam and Deana A. Rohlinger examine the... more
Notre Dame: the public and private lives of France's spiritual home  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While flames engulfed Notre Dame on the evening of April 15 and the world watched in despair, French president Emmanuel Macron told news cameras that the... more
Brain wiring differences identified in children with conduct disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior -- known as conduct disorder -- could be caused by differences in the brain's wiring that link the brain's emotional centers... more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
Researcher uses network science to understand how materials work  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Network science is how mathematicians and software designers construct complicated social networks like Facebook. But a group of Florida State University researchers has found that these equations can tell engineers... more
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried to claim the Near... more
School bullying increases chances of mental health issues and unemployment in later life  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. more
Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects... more
Victims of bullying have greater chances of mental health problems, unemployment in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. more
Study identifies novel loci contributing to asthma susceptibility in adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A large, multi-ethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma identified novel associations with potential relevance for asthma susceptibility in older adults of diverse racial backgrounds. more
Large multi-ethnic genome-wide association study of asthma identifies novel associations  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A large, multi-ethnic genome-wide association study (GWAS) of asthma identified novel associations with potential relevance for asthma susceptibility in older adults of diverse racial backgrounds. more
Fat shaming celebrities may make women more judgemental about being overweight  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study has shown that celebrity fat-shaming leads to an adverse reaction among general women towards people who are overweight. The study titled, “Shaping the... more
Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators... more
Computer games for fish uncover why some prey lead and others follow  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For the first time, researchers have shed new light on the evolution of different social roles within animal groups by exploring how fish predators... more
Power to the people: How everyday acts of defiance can shape and change markets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Subtle, hidden and everyday acts of resistance and defiance by people with limited resources could have an impact on markets... more
Need for social skills helped shape modern human face  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The modern human face is distinctively different to that of our near relatives and now researchers believe its evolution may have been partly driven by our need for good social... more
Power to the people: How everyday acts of defiance can shape and change markets  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Subtle, hidden and everyday acts of resistance and defiance by people with limited resources could have an impact on markets... more
Racism is still a huge problem in UK's workplaces, finds report  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A shocking report has found that the majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, and have been... more
Abundance of information narrows our collective attention span  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study finds increasingly narrow peaks of collective attention over time, supporting a 'social acceleration' occurring across different domains. more
Abundance of information narrows our collective attention span  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The negative effects of social media and a hectic news cycle on our attention span has been an ongoing discussion in recent years—but there's been a lack of empirical data supporting claims... more
'Mindreading' neurons simulate decisions of social partners  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have identified special types of brain cells that may allow us to simulate the decision-making processes of others, thereby reconstructing their state of mind and predicting their intentions. Dysfunction in these 'simulation neurons'... more
People with a sense of oneness experience greater life satisfaction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
People who believe in oneness -- the idea that everything in the world is connected and interdependent -- appear to have greater life satisfaction than those who don't,... more
Study outlines how social media can play successful role in protest in authoritarian countries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Social media played a central role in the Arab Spring, when citizens demonstrated against and ousted oppressive government regimes. A... more
Lower pension, shorter life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Income and social status have an increasing effect on life expectancy in Germany. On average, men with very low retirement pay die five years earlier than those who are much better off. Poverty shortens life. According to a study by... more
US social media users sticking with services: survey  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
US adults appear to be sticking with Facebook, Twitter and other online platforms despite controversies over privacy and misinformation, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. more
Protein pileup affects social behaviors through altered brain signaling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that when a normal cellular cleanup process is disrupted, mice start behaving in ways that resemble human symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and schizophrenia. They found... more
Capitol Hill hearing on online hate sees it firsthand  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments from... more
Tweeting their own horn: Author self-promotion on Twitter increases research dissemination  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have presented a new study that aimed to determine the effect of authors' self-promotion on the social media site, Twitter, in regards to the dissemination... more
Animal-assisted therapy has a positive effect on social behavior of patients with brain injuries  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. These were... more
Medical News Today: Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective  MNT · 2 weeks
Do we only empathize with and mirror others' behaviors in contexts calling for social cooperation? New research suggests taking the question further. more
Why do we empathize? Researchers take on new perspective  MNT · 2 weeks
Do we only empathize with and mirror others' behaviors in contexts calling for social cooperation? New research suggests taking the question further. more
Our brains sculpt each other. So why do we study them in isolation?  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Studying individual brains may not be the way to figure out the human mind, a social neuroscientist argues. more
Hello, kitty: Cats recognize their own names, according to new Japanese research  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Pet cats can recognize their own names if their names are used regularly by their owners, according to new results. Projects to understand simple... more
MDMA has been shown to improve PTSD symptoms, but how?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to a new study, MDMA can increase the sensitivity of the brain to learning the reward value of social behaviors, which may explain its effects on PTSD. more
A picture worth a thousand words—examining the research on selfie marketing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The rapid evolution of social media platforms has left their uses, and users, in a constant state of transition. In many research fields, analyzing data involving... more
Social insecurity also stresses chimpanzees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers conducted behavioral observations and collected urine samples for cortisol analysis of male chimpanzees of the Tai National Park, Ivory Coast, during periods of intense male-male competition. They showed that all males had higher stress levels during periods... more
Social insecurity also stresses chimpanzees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, conducted behavioral observations and collected urine samples for cortisol analysis of male chimpanzees of the Taï National Park, Ivory Coast, during periods... more
What is social structure, and why does it help some but harm others?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The college admissions cheating scandal has outraged millions, bringing to light the gaps between the privileged and less privileged citizens. Being a... more
Gorillas gather around and groom their dead  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, ranging from removal of the bodies and burial among social insects to quiet attendance and caregiving among elephants and primates. Researchers... more
Gorillas gather around and groom their dead  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It is now known that many animals exhibit unique behaviors around same-species corpses, ranging from removal of the bodies and burial among social insects to quiet attendance and caregiving among elephants and primates. Researchers... more
Racial bias associated with disparities in disciplinary action across US schools  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Across US counties, black students experience higher rates of suspension, expulsion, in-school arrests and law enforcement referrals than whites, according to a new study. more
The whisper room: Moderates on Twitter are losing their voice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A researcher finds that partisan users form highly partisan social networks on Twitter, moderate users -- or those less politically engaged -- continue to avoid politics, potentially creating... more
Study sheds light on social drivers of animal dispersal  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Why would male and female animals choose different reproductive strategies? For golden lion tamarins in the Brazilian rain forest, the answer may offer clues to help save this neotropical primate. more
Racial bias associated with disparities in disciplinary action across U.S. schools  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Studies have shown that black students are subjected to higher disciplinary rates than whites, resulting in a number of negative life outcomes, including involvement in the... more
Does live tweeting while watching TV distract from the ads?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and at Goizueta Business School at Emory University published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science which... more
Plastics in the sea costing society billions of dollars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the University of Surrey, the University of Stirling and the Arctic University of Norway investigated the social... more
Paid work experience and 'sandwich degrees' help boost social mobility – new research  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The upper echelons of British society are filled with graduates from elite universities. These universities are, in turn, disproportionately full of students... more
Religious, cultural beliefs may prevent Latinos from seeking treatment for mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Religious and cultural beliefs may discourage many Latinos in the United States from seeking treatment for depression and other mental health disorders, a Rutgers... more
Rise of religion pre-dates Incas at Lake Titicaca  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An ancient group of people made ritual offerings to supernatural deities near the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, about 500 years earlier than the Incas, according to an international... more
Rise of religion pre-dates Incas at Lake Titicaca  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An ancient group of people made ritual offerings to supernatural deities near the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, about 500 years earlier than the Incas, according to an international... more
Should veganism receive the same legal protection as a religion? An expert explains  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Veganism is on the rise globally – but it can be contentious. Only recently, the editor of a food magazine joked that... more
Decision makers need contextual interactive guidance  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As decision makers balance economic, environmental and social aspects of living, planners and others need decision-making tools that support the process, but do not dictate the outcomes, so that trade-off choices can reflect a wide array... more
Social media has remarkably small impact on Americans' beliefs, research finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of... more
Social media has remarkably small impact on Americans' beliefs: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of new national... more
How light from street lamps and trees influence the activity of urban bats  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Artificial light is rightly considered a major social, cultural and economic achievement. Yet artificial light at night is also said to pose... more
The social animals that are inspiring new behaviours for robot swarms  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
From flocks of birds to fish schools in the sea, or towering termite mounds, many social groups in nature exist together to survive and thrive. This... more
Mind melding: Understanding the connected, social brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Parents may often feel like they are not 'on the same wavelength' as their kids. But it turns out that, at least for babies, their brainwaves literally sync with their moms when they are... more
More children linked with greater risk of heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Parents who have five or more children may face a higher risk of heart disease than those who have only one or two keiki, according to new findings by public... more
The most aggressive spider societies are not always the ones that flourish  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Evolutionary biologists at McMaster University who study the social lives and behaviour of colony spiders—some of which are docile, others aggressive— have found that... more
The most aggressive spider societies are not always the ones that flourish  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Evolutionary biologists who study the social lives and behavior of colony spiders -- some of which are docile, others aggressive -- have found that... more
Spotting hacks automatically, before the hackers do  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In early 2018, cybersecurity researchers discovered two security flaws they said were present in almost every high-end processor made and used by major companies. Known ominously as Spectre and Meltdown, these flaws were troubling... more
Decoding social media engagement with celebrities  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged celebrities effectively on social media in the run-up to the 2014 general elections in India to raise his visibility and help his electoral ambitions, a new University of Michigan study... more
A social bacterium with versatile habits  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Related individuals of a soil bacterial species live in cooperative groups and exhibit astonishing genetic and behavioural diversity. ETH researchers recently published these findings in Science . more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity
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Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
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Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
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Video: Is it really 'dry clean only'?
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
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These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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New study helps decode the movement patterns of tsunami-like solitary waves
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Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life
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Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early
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How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record
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Robots that can sort recycling
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Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable
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Study tests high-tech, non-pharmaceutical way to address ADHD and distractibility
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NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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Ensuring 100% Accuracy in Antibody Protein Sequencing
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Boeing crashes and Uber collision show passenger safety relies on corporate promises, not regulators' tests
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Spinning new targets for accelerators
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Employing 3-D coral reef remote sensing to predict fish biomass
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Flying cars: Automating the skies means playing with our lives
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