Social Science
Researchers develop a computer simulator that helps study evolution of COVID-19 in Europe  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of Spanish researchers have designed and validated a simulator to enable study of the evolution of the COVID-19 illness in... more
How important is speech in transmitting coronavirus?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Normal speech by individuals who are asymptomatic but infected with coronavirus may produce enough aerosolized particles to transmit the infection, according to aerosol scientists. Although it's not yet known how important this is to... more
Scientists develop 'backpack' computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology, researchers are able to track tiny... more
COVID-19 a 'transformative' moment for social science  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What's driving violent anti-Chinese discrimination in Nairobi, Kenya, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and what can be done to quell it? How are part-time student workers in central Florida handling massive furloughs, and what could... more
Followers may tune out when municipalities tweet too much  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Municipalities don't need to unleash a tweet storm to keep their citizens informed on the social network Twitter. In fact, according to Penn State researchers, municipalities that tweeted less-frequent, but... more
Want to stop consumer hoarding in times of crisis? New research may provide the answer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Consumer stockpiling and hoarding took center stage in recent months as the COVID-19 virus has spread around the... more
Public health interventions will drive economic recovery from COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A major new study titled “Pandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu,” by MIT economist Emil Verner and others, and published as a... more
Scientists develop 'backpack' computers to track wild animals in hard-to-reach habitats  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
To truly understand an animal species is to observe its behavior and social networks in the wild. With new technology described today (April 2) in PLOS... more
The Latest: US asks for release of those jailed for religion  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The Trump administration is calling on governments around the world to immediately release hundreds of thousands if not millions of prisoners who have been jailed for... more
Australopithecus afarensis Had Ape-Like Brain Organization, But Prolonged Brain Growth Like Humans  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Human brains are three times larger, are organized differently, and mature for a longer period of time than those of our closest living relatives,... more
Healthy Nevada Project participants report on possible exposure and risks of COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Healthy Nevada Project, a first-of-its-kind, community-based population health study combining genetic, clinical, environmental and social data, offers free genetic testing to every Nevadan... more
Australopithecus afarensis endocasts suggest ape-like brain organization and prolonged brain growth  Science Magazine · 3 days
Human brains are three times larger, are organized differently, and mature for a longer period of time than those of our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.... more
The Latest: Prince Charles improving but still in isolation  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Prince Charles says he is feeling better since contracting the new coronavirus but continues to practice social distancing and remains in general isolation more
Can relationships flourish through tech alone?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Shelter in place" is now the norm in much of the country, thanks to COVID-19. As a result, connections once made face to face are now happening electronically in both work and personal lives. John Caughlin... more
Climate researcher on promise amidst the pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As people suspend travel during this time of social distancing, Earth-observing satellites have recorded a marked reduction in air pollution in regions of the world most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Space... more
Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delay  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him more
The Latest: India links virus cases to religious gathering  ABC NEWS · 5 days
A neighborhood in the Indian capital where a religious sect is headquartered has been sealed off from outsiders more
UMass Amherst study explores effects ER caregivers’ on-the-job emotions on patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Doctors and nurses in emergency departments at four academic centers and four community hospitals in the Northeast reported a wide range of emotions triggered... more
What are you looking at? 'Virtual' communication in the age of social distancing  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With ''virtual'' communication due to COVID-19 and... more
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. The... more
How social media makes it difficult to identify real news  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. more
Faster way to replace bad info in networks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of information spread in online social networks and the Internet of Things (IoT). The findings could be used to disseminate accurate information... more
Quantum copycat: Researchers find a new way in which bosons behave like fermions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bosons and fermions, the two classes into which all particles—from the sub-atomic to atoms themselves—can be sorted, behave very differently under most... more
Coronavirus has upended our world. It’s OK to grieve.  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
On weekday evenings, sisters Lesley Laine and Lisa Ingle stage online happy hours from the Southern California home they share. It’s something they’ve been enjoying with local and faraway friends... more
Though the COVID-19 recession may feel different, its victims will look the same  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The great recession, which hit the world at the end of 2007 affected workers and families in the U.S. in very different... more
In politics and pandemics, trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new CU Boulder study shows that Facebook ads developed and shared by Russian trolls around the 2016 election were clicked on nine times more than... more
Autism diagnosis more common in the US as racial gap closes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
U.S. officials say autism has grown slightly more common, but a gap in diagnosis of white and black kids has disappeared more
Study: Adults over 70 are the fabric of their communities  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The findings of a new study released underscores the vibrant and important contribution that the over 70s make to society in Ireland. The findings come at a time... more
Experts in evolution explain why social distancing feels so unnatural  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For many people, the most distressing part of the coronavirus pandemic is the idea of social isolation. If we get ill, we quarantine ourselves for the protection of... more
Could the social distancing of COVID-19 revolutionize online learning and higher education?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus prompted residential colleges to suspend classroom instruction, many faculty members are suddenly scrambling to adapt their... more
Discrimination against Asian and black Americans rises during coronavirus outbreak  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Racism targeted at Asians and Asian Americans has grown since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. COVID-19, which originated in and devastated parts of China, has spread to... more
Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development and function  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
As the world prioritizes social distancing due to COVID-19, research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term... more
New dataset reveals trends in social scientists' congressional testimony  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
From 1946 to 2016, testimony from economists accounted for more than two thirds of all instances of U.S. congressional testimony delivered by social scientists. Thomas Maher of Purdue University, Indiana,... more
Mother-infant touch and contact promote baby's neurophysiological development  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As the world prioritizes social distancing to stop or slow down the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), a new study by researchers at Florida Atlantic University demonstrates that mother-infant touch and contact are... more
Video consultations with GPs could help maintain continuity of care during social distancing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients and general practice staff are receptive to greater use of video consultations in general practice, however concerns about accessibility and technical... more
When will 'social distancing' end?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The answer depends on when scientists can access reliable data, and when most members of the public adhere to the measure, experts say. more
How squid communicate in the dark  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers begin to reveal how social squid communicate in the near-blackness of the deep sea. more
COVID-19 survey of New York CIty residents  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Nearly three in ten New York City residents (29%) report that either they or someone in their household has lost their job as a result of coronavirus over the last two weeks. In addition,... more
Study suggests larger families have more conservative views  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A pair of researchers, one with the University of California, the other Stanford University, has found that larger families tend to have more conservative views on social issues. In their paper published... more
Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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
Even bacteria need their space: Squished cells may shut down photosynthesis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Introverts take heart: When cells, like some people, get too squished, they can go into defense mode, even shutting down photosynthesis. more
Even bacteria need their space: Squished cells may shut down photosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Introverts take heart: When cells, like some people, get too squished, they can go into defense mode, even shutting down photosynthesis. more
CoMSES Net could play a vital role in the fight against coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences, which acts as an international clearinghouse for computer models and a place where modelers... more
The Latest: South Korea's PM recommends churches, gyms close  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
South Korea’s prime minister strongly recommends the country’s religious facilities, gyms and clubs close for the next 15 days to help stem the spread of the coronavirus more
Achievement gaps may explain racial overrepresentation in special education  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
U.S. school districts may be flagged as over-identifying students of color as having disabilities when other factors, such as achievement gaps, may explain these disparities, according to new Penn State... more
Social policies might not only improve economic well-being, but also health  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A comprehensive review of U.S. social policies evaluated for their health outcomes found suggestive evidence that early life, income, and health insurance interventions have the potential... more
Improving access to cycling can benefit women in marginalized neighborhoods  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Research has shown that cycling offers environmental, health, economic and social benefits. more
How strong a role does religion play in US elections?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On March 17, Joe Biden took firm control of the Democratic nomination process, winning primaries Florida, Illinois and Arizona by significant margins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in... more
How to spot bogus science stories and read the news like a scientist  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When fake news, misreporting and alternative facts are everywhere, reading the news can be a challenge. Not only is there plenty of... more
Q&A: Expat quarantined in China shares how to survive 8 weeks of isolation  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A longtime U.S. expat in China shares her experiences with living under strict social distancing to prevent the spread of the new... more
Social determinants of health offer valuable information about a person's heart disease risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Certain markers of a person's financial and social status, known as social determinants of health, offer valuable information about a person's potential... more
'Toxic,' but still successful professionally?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Toxic personality is a term used to describe people who behave greedily, immodestly and unfairly and take the truth very lightly. Researchers have found out why such people can still succeed in their careers. The trick that leads... more
Study examines e-cigarette use by women during preconception and/or pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use. more
Study connects specific genes with defective social behavior  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Animals rely on group behavior to survive, whether it's fish swimming together to avoid predators or humans sharing knowledge with each other. But despite the importance of such social interactions, scientists do... more
As The War On Terror Winds Down, The Pentagon Cuts Social Science  NPR · 3 weeks
The Pentagon is ending a controversial program to fund social science research. It's part of a shift from asking for academic advice toward building... more
Facebook language changes before an emergency hospital visit  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study reveals that the language people use on Facebook subtly changes before they make a visit to the emergency department (ED). A team of researchers provides more evidence that social... more
The Latest: Austria cancels weddings, baptisms, funerals  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said religious leaders have agreed to cancel weddings, baptisms, funeral services and other ceremonies in the coming weeks to help prevent spread of the new coronavirus more
Corporate social irresponsibility: Which cases are critically reported—and which aren't?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Print media do not report corporate misconduct—such as environmental offences, corruption, or the violation of social standards—consistently and independently. Instead, the media are often influenced by their own... more
Intensive management of crops and livestock spurred La Bastida's economic development  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team from the Research Group in Mediterranean Social Archaeology (ASOME) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has led an international study to reconstruct the... more
Financial literacy empowers aging population in Japan  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
People with an understanding of basic finances are likely to be aware of existing legal and social services for people with dementia, according to a study of Japan's aging population. more
How dangerous news spreads: What makes Twitter users retweet risk-related information  PHYS.ORG · 4 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
Basic knowledge of finances empowers elderly population in Japan  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
People with an understanding of basic finances are likely to be aware of existing legal and social services for people with dementia, according to a study of Japan's aging population. more
Embracing toxic masculinity is self-harming, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The belief that "real men" must be strong, tough and independent may be a detriment to their social needs later in life. more
Feeding wildlife can disrupt animal social structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A team of researchers has found that the practice of feeding wildlife could be more detrimental to animals than previously thought. more
Study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness globally  PHYS.ORG · 4 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 · 4 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
Feeding wildlife can disrupt animal social structures  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and San Diego State University has found that the practice of feeding wildlife could be more detrimental to animals than previously thought. more
Study reveals positive connection between nature experiences and happiness  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An AI analysis of photographs posted on social media revealed a positive association between nature and happiness globally. more
Collaborating with a team of rivals can resolve conflict—and advance science  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Five social scientists holed up in an Amsterdam hotel for a week with the goal of reaching a scientific consensus on how people form stereotypes. Remarkably,... more
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