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Church that Worships AI God May Be the Way of the Future
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO A former Google and Uber engineer wants to establish Way of the Future, a religious group dedicated to a "godhead based on artificial intelligence." 2 days
It's not just about the money, say STEM students of color
PHYS.ORG High-achieving undergraduates of color pursuing lucrative careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have their sights set on social justice, not just a big paycheck,... 2 days
Racialized social system of whiteness benefits whites' health in some ways, study finds
PHYS.ORG Although many studies over the past century have looked at the effect of racism on American health outcomes, an astonishingly small amount... 2 days
The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new study
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism... 3 days
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists find that in male titi monkeys, jealousy is associated with heightened activity in the cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with social pain in humans, and the lateral septum, associated with... 3 days
Six degrees of separation: Why it is a small world after all
PHYS.ORG It's a small world after all - and now science has explained why. A study conducted by the University of Leicester and KU Leuven,... 3 days
White working-class Americans feel in nation's 'slow lane', new study shows
PHYS.ORG America's white working-class communities feel they are being kept in the "slow lane" of social mobility while other groups speed past, according to a year-long study... 3 days
Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mind
PHYS.ORG Jealousy leads to increased brain activity in areas associated with social pain and pair bonding in monogamous monkeys, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. The study is... 3 days
Study finds underlying causes of racial, ethnic disparities in cancer survival
NEWS MEDICAL Racial/ethnic disparities in cancer survival in the U.S. are well documented, but the underlying causes are not well understood. To better explain disparities, researchers examined cancer... 3 days
Shining light on the social lives of viruses
PHYS.ORG Scientists know viruses are contagious and can spread quickly, but how do they interact with each other? 3 days
Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejection
SCIENCE DAILY The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new research. 4 days
Why do we have large brains?
PHYS.ORG In recently published article from Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the relationship between brain size and behavioural ecology was found to be highly sensitive to small data changes, and widely championed hypotheses such as the... 4 days
A Soft Touch Can Soothe Hard Feelings of Rejection
LIVE SCIENCE Feelings of rejection can be common — you may feel ostracized at work, rejected by a partner or even snubbed by friends — but a new study from England shows... 4 days
Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejection
PHYS.ORG The gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new UCL research. 5 days
Blood transfusions should be gender matched between donor and recipient
NEWS MEDICAL An emergency blood transfusion mandates matching of the blood types so that the donor and the recipient are compatible in their blood types. There is no other matching... 5 days
Psychedelics linked to decreased likelihood of criminal behavior
NEWS MEDICAL Classic psychedelics such as psilocybin (often called magic mushrooms), LSD and mescaline (found in peyote) are associated with a decreased likelihood of antisocial criminal behavior, according to new research from investigators at... 5 days
During crisis, exposure to conflicting information and stress linked, studies find
SCIENCE DAILY Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social... 5 days
Opinion: What rape culture says about masculinity
PHYS.ORG The phrase "rape culture" elicits strong responses. Prominent among them are confusion, scoffs, anger and even anonymous vitriol from internet "haters." When I posted on Facebook that I was seeking pro-feminist men to participate... 5 days
Children more likely to receive welfare benefits if their parents do
PHYS.ORG Young people are almost twice as likely to need social welfare payments if their parents have a history of receiving such assistance themselves, according to new... 5 days
Some faiths more likely to turn to religion for answers to science
PHYS.ORG When it comes to seeking answers to questions about science, evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons are more likely than the general population to... 6 days
Tweeting rage: How immigration policies can polarize public discourse
SCIENCE DAILY A study of tweets in the months before and after the 2010 passage of Arizona's "show me your papers" law, findings showed that the average tweet about Mexican immigrants and... 6 days
BU professor receives $693,695 award to understand risk factors linked to gun injuries
NEWS MEDICAL Bindu Kalesan, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, is the recipient of a three-year, $693,695 award from the... 6 days
During crisis, exposure to conflicting information and stress linked, studies find
PHYS.ORG Exposure to high rates of conflicting information during an emergency is linked to increased levels of stress, and those who rely on text messages or social... 6 days
Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies
SCIENCE DAILY Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study... 6 days
Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age
SCIENCE DAILY Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising... 6 days
Stunner on birth control: Trump’s moral exemption is geared to just 2 groups
NEWS MEDICAL Few people were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to... 6 days
How to Combat Racial Bias: Start in Childhood
LIVE SCIENCE Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases. 1 week
The Latest: Democrat says party won't cave on 'Obamacare'
ABC NEWS Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer says "threats and bullying" from President Donald Trump are not going to force Democrats to repeal the Obama health care law 1 week
Social security giveth, medical costs taketh away
NEWS MEDICAL Retirees spent on average more than a third of their Social Security benefits on out-of-pocket medical costs in 2014, according to a recent study. Even after factoring in other sources of income, medical spending... 1 week
Poverty factors, employment have negative implications for exclusive breast feeding in Haiti
NEWS MEDICAL New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability... 1 week
New conservation method empowers indigenous peoples
SCIENCE DAILY Environmental social scientists worked with indigenous people in the rural Peruvian Amazon and determined that local people meet their basic needs through diverse subsistence activities, such as hunting, fishing, and farming, and over centuries they have... 1 week
Fighting racism: Teaching kids to identify individual black people can reduce racial bias
SCIENCE DAILY Many times, those who hold racially biased views of other people see them as all the same. Instead of thinking of them... 1 week
Pumas found to exhibit behaviors like social animals
SCIENCE DAILY Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a new study. The findings provide the first evidence of complex social strategies in any solitary carnivore --... 1 week
Reducing racial bias in children
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce implicit racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race and identify them as individuals. 1 week
Reducing racial bias in children
PHYS.ORG We tend to see people we're biased against as all the same. They are "those people." Instead of thinking of them as specific individuals, we lump them into a group. Now an international team of researchers suggests that... 1 week
Lost in translation: When humor kills the message
SCIENCE DAILY Getting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements via social media and other means can get lost in translation. 1 week
New science program provides benefits to students with intellectual disabilities
NEWS MEDICAL A new science program for people with intellectual disabilities has found the program has delivered great educational, social and economic benefits to students. 1 week
Report documents the near-term impacts of climate change on investors
PHYS.ORG In May 2017, the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory held a forum in New York City to discuss how new... 1 week
Pumas are more social than previously thought
PHYS.ORG Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a study led by conservation organization Panthera and co-authored by UC Davis and the American Museum of Natural History. 1 week
Obamacare may be key to reverse trend of declining social trust, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured... 2 weeks
Study pinpoints racial disparities linked to severity and effects of peripartum cardiomyopathy
NEWS MEDICAL African American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to women of Caucasian, Hispanic/Latina, Asian,... 2 weeks
Adaptive social strategies in a solitary carnivore
Science Magazine Cost-benefit trade-offs for individuals participating in social behaviors are the basis for current theories on the evolution of social behaviors and societies. However, research on social strategies has largely ignored solitary animals, in which... 2 weeks
Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory
SCIENCE DAILY Pigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these skills, learning by observing others, has been insufficiently studied... 2 weeks
Anticipated social media buzz can drive tourism
SCIENCE DAILY How much positive feedback travelers think they’ll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new study has found. 2 weeks
Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memory
PHYS.ORG Pigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these two skills, i.e. learning by observing others, has been... 2 weeks
Grazing horses on better pastures
PHYS.ORG When you picture a horse, you may imagine it grazing contentedly in a grassy pasture. Grazing lets horses move around naturally outdoors and socialize with other horses. And grass is an easily available, nutritious feed that horses like... 2 weeks
Research looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigration
PHYS.ORG A new research study presents a perspective on the social and political views of white working-class communities. 2 weeks
Anticipated social media buzz can drive tourism
PHYS.ORG How much positive feedback travelers think they'll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new University of Georgia study has found. 2 weeks
UH psychologist explores link between social media and alcohol consumption
NEWS MEDICAL A psychologist at the University of Houston is exploring the ways in which social media influences alcohol consumption among college students. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, a postdoctoral fellow and... 2 weeks
Religious beliefs alone don't motivate people to political action, study finds
PHYS.ORG Because religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage... 2 weeks
Mom's immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autism
SCIENCE DAILY Children with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, a new study reveals. 2 weeks
Oxytocin and breastfeeding: Elucidation of a molecular mechanism
SCIENCE DAILY Oxytocin is indispensable for developing the social brain. Suckling babies absorb oxytocin from mother's milk, but gut closure occurs soon after birth to prevent uptake of undesired and desired macromolecules. Researchers have... 2 weeks
Cannabidiol benefits and mechanisms shown in mouse study of Dravet syndrome
SCIENCE DAILY Cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating derivative from cannabis, has been shown to reduce seizures and autism-like behaviors in a mouse model of a genetic disorder, Dravet syndrome. Children... 2 weeks
Heads-up, CEOs—corporate social responsibility may get you fired, study finds
PHYS.ORG Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that can result in high praise for a chief executive—or... 2 weeks
Rutgers scientist receives $2.4 million grant to reduce indoor tanning among young women
NEWS MEDICAL A five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey behavioral scientist Jerod L. Stapleton, PhD,... 2 weeks
Heads-up, ceos: Corporate social responsibility may get you fired, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Investing in product safety, employee diversity and carbon footprint reduction are all examples of corporate social responsibility (CSR) that can result in high praise for a... 2 weeks
Analysis of survey data finds no significant racial differences in quality of end-of-life care
NEWS MEDICAL An analysis of survey data found no significant racial differences in various aspects of the quality of end-of-life care, although... 2 weeks
Facebook begins 'human review' of potentially sensitive ads
PHYS.ORG Facebook says it will begin manually reviewing advertisements that target certain groups and address politics, religion, ethnicity and social issues. 2 weeks
Scientific Meeting » Using the RDoC Framework in Developmental Research
NIMH As a pillar of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) matrix, neurodevelopment plays a critical role in the RDoC research framework in understanding psychopathology. 3 weeks
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