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Polarization for controversial scientific issues increases with more education
SCIENCE DAILY A commonly proposed solution to help diffuse the political and religious polarization surrounding controversial scientific issues like evolution or climate change is education. However, researchers found that the opposite is... 2 hours
Study provides insights into how social touch affects people with ASD
NEWS MEDICAL People with strong signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show neural signs of anxiety when they see social touch and report unpleasant feelings about social touch... 2 hours
You may be as friendly as your genes
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with the sociality of young individuals. They found that young adults who have higher... 5 hours
Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Young adults who adapt their behavior to match a social situation are just as likely to post offensive content online as those who act impulsively, according to a... 6 hours
Religious affiliation impacts language use on Facebook
PHYS.ORG Are you more likely to use words like "happy" and "family" in your social media posts? Or do you use emotional and cognitive words like "angry" and "thinking?" The words you use may be... 7 hours
Model reveals best approach to get people to conserve water in different areas
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in Australia has developed a model that sheds light on the social factors involved in... 7 hours
Genes that regulate oxytocin linked to sociality of young individuals
NEWS MEDICAL A group of researchers from the National University of Singapore has found that CD38 and CD157 genes that regulate oxytocin, the supreme human social hormone, are associated with... 7 hours
Social media culture can encourage risky and inappropriate posting behaviour, new study suggests
PHYS.ORG The use of social media is pervasive among young adults, but not all posted content is necessarily appropriate. 8 hours
Polarization for controversial scientific issues increases with more education
PHYS.ORG A commonly proposed solution to help diffuse the political and religious polarization surrounding controversial scientific issues like evolution or climate change is education. 1 day
Racial stereotypes influence perception of NFL quarterbacks
SCIENCE DAILY Racial stereotypes affect the public's perception of NFL quarterbacks and may, in some cases, become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new research shows. 1 day
Back-to-school worries for parents? One in three very concerned bullying, cyberbullying
SCIENCE DAILY What parents are most worried about as their children prepare to head back to school. 1 day
Both chimpanzees and humans spontaneously imitate each other's actions
SCIENCE DAILY Decades of research has shown that apes, in spite of their proverbial aping abilities, are rather poor imitators, especially when compared to human children. Current theories hold that apes are... 1 day
Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries, new report reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school. Bullying and cyberbullying top parents' list of worries when it comes... 1 day
Racial stereotypes influence perception of NFL quarterbacks
PHYS.ORG Racial stereotypes affect the public's perception of NFL quarterbacks and may, in some cases, become a self-fulfilling prophecy for black athletes, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. 2 days
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... 4 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... 4 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... 4 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.... 4 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... 4 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... 5 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... 5 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... 5 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... 6 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... 6 days
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