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Olfactory receptors that enable ants to smell and recognize workers, males, and their queen identified
SCIENCE DAILY To reign supreme in a colony, queen ants exude a special scent, or pheromone, on the waxy surface... 3 days
Citrus Fruits Were Symbols of High Social Status in Ancient Rome
SCI-NEWS.COM Citrus fruits such as citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient... 3 days
Study finds 'modest correlation' between journalists' social networks and ideology of their news content
PHYS.ORG In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University researchers has found a "modest correlation" between a journalist's Twitter... 3 days
Loans Applications? New techniques to measure social bias in software
SCIENCE DAILY Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients.... 3 days
Tech companies can distinguish between free speech and hate speech if they want to
PHYS.ORG In the wake of violence in the US town of Charlottesville, the tech industry has started removing access to some... 3 days
Computer scientists offer new techniques to measure social bias in software
PHYS.ORG Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments... 3 days
Opioids overused in migraine treatment, regardless of race
SCIENCE DAILY African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, researchers report a different... 4 days
White supremacists use a decision tree to affirm or discount the results of DNA tests
PHYS.ORG Now that science can determine a person's racial and ethnic origins from a cheek swab, those devoted to... 4 days
Being in a sports club is good for mental health
SCIENCE DAILY While so-called social networks are booming and Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp have millions of users in Austria, "real" social contacts are perceptibly declining. Researchers have now investigated the... 4 days
[Research Articles] mGlu7 potentiation rescues cognitive, social, and respiratory phenotypes in a mouse model of Rett syndrome
Science Magazine Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by mutations in the methyl-CpG binding... 5 days
Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have explored alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of climate change. 6 days
Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia
SCIENCE DAILY How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness to donate money to refugees in need, even... 6 days
Research finds social media disruption impacting on Islamic State propaganda
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the VOX-Pol project at Dublin City University, together with colleagues from the University of Sussex, have found that the social media platform, Twitter is becoming less... 6 days
Usage of emojis in office correspondence may not be a very good idea !
NEWS MEDICAL Keep your smileys and other emojis to personal communication and social networking, say researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev... 6 days
Understanding smartphone separation anxiety and what smartphones mean to people
PHYS.ORG What factors determine nomophobia, otherwise known as smartphone separation anxiety, and what behaviors and descriptors can help identify people with high nomophobia who tend to perceive smartphones as... 7 days
Are your tweets feeling well?
PHYS.ORG In the future, public health workers could monitor trends on social media to quickly identify a rise of influenza, depression or other health issues in a specific area, thanks to research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest... 7 days
How social media can help keep tabs on ecosystems' health
PHYS.ORG Social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram could be a rich source of free information for scientists tasked with monitoring the health of coral reefs and other... 7 days
American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, survey finds
PHYS.ORG The American workplace is physically and emotionally taxing, with workers frequently facing unstable work schedules, unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and an often hostile social environment, according to a... 7 days
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