Interactions through music help people to minimize feelings of prejudice while boosting empathy for others unlike themselves, a researcher has found. Credit: © biker3 / Fotolia Jake Harwood turned his lifelong hobby as a musician into a scholarly question: Could the sharing of music help ease interpersonal relations between people from different backgrounds, such as

Following social norms can sometimes be costly for individuals if norms require sacrifice for the good of the group. A new study sheds light on the power of norms and the origins of cooperation. Credit: © WavebreakMediaMicro / Fotolia How you dress, talk, eat and even what you allow yourself to feel — these often

Traditionally speaking, crystals — like salt, sugar or even diamonds — are simply periodic arrangements of atoms in a three-dimensional lattice. Credit: © MovingMoment / Fotolia Harvard physicists have created a new form of matter — dubbed a time crystal — which could offer important insights into the mysterious behavior of quantum systems. Traditionally speaking,

Type I landslides on Ceres are relatively round, large and have thick “toes” at their ends. They look similar to rock glaciers and icy landslides in Earth’s arctic. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA, taken by Dawn Framing Camera Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres. That’s according to a new study

To better understand how age impacts random behavior, researchers assessed more than 3,400 people aged 4 to 91 years old. Credit: © patpitchaya / Fotolia People’s ability to make random choices or mimic a random process, such as coming up with hypothetical results for a series of coin flips, peaks around age 25, according to

Domestic horses form the center of nomadic life in contemporary Mongolia. Credit: Photo: P. Enkhtuvshin According to new research, nomadic horse culture — famously associated with Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes — can trace its roots back more than 3,000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia. The study,

Mapping a lake by GPS positioning and depth sounder by boat is very time-consuming, therefore the researchers decided to use a theory driven approach in the study. Credit: David Seekell What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University in Sweden, and his American

Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, a new study says. Image credit: Flickr/Jan Tik Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies. This is one of the findings from a recent study coming from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. The results also document that

Image credit: Flickr/wahousegop Children from low-income families are at substantial risk in terms of their social-emotional and academic skills at school entry, with fewer than half considered ready for school at age 5. A new study has found that infants and toddlers from low-income families who attended a high-quality center-based early education program do better

Later start times could help Canadian teens’ grades and health, research indicates.Credit: Image courtesy of McGill University Later start times could help Canadian teens’ grades and health, research indicates Delaying school start times could help Canadian teenagers sleep better — giving them a better chance for success, according to McGill University researchers. In a study

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