This image shows (from left) Noah Roy, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research associate in Dr. Zakharenko's lab, and first author Jay Blundon, Ph.D., an associate scientist in Dr. Zakharenko's lab. Credit: Seth Dixon / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Learning language or...
A team of psychologists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used a new technique to construct what a large sample of 511 American Christians think God looks like. Participants in the study saw hundreds of randomly...
This is a chip-scale glass microspherical shell sensor array blown on a silicon substrate. Insert is a near-perfect spherical shell. Credit: Tadigadapa Lab/Penn State In London's St. Paul's Cathedral, a whisper can be heard far across the circular whispering gallery as...
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an anti-racist movement in the United States, founded as a reaction to many incidents of racism and brutal police violence against black people. The movement got widespread international support in 2020 after...
The number of connections reaches a maximum at the age of 25 for both genders. Unnamed call records, gender and age information of 3 million mobile phone users from a European country were used to provide a probabilistic interpretation about...
A new study suggests that, while atheists and theists share moral values related to protecting vulnerable individuals, atheists are less likely to endorse values that promote group cohesion and more inclined to judge the morality of actions...
Pasture with young second-growth forest in the background in Chiapas, Mexico. Credit: Robin Chazdon Climate scientists have long recognized the importance of forest conservation and forest regrowth in climate mitigation and carbon sequestration -- capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere....
President Donald Trump recently introduced immigration reforms that would prioritize education and employment qualifications over family connections in selecting immigrants and nominated immigration hard-liner Kris Kobach as "immigration czar." The moves, like many by Trump, speak to...
Half of the people pursuing careers as scientists at higher education institutions will drop out of the field after five years, according to a new analysis from researchers at Indiana University Bloomington. That number contrasts sharply with the departure rate...
4,000 years ago, European women traveled far from their home villages to start their families, bringing with them new cultural objects and ideas. Credit: Stadtarchäologie Augsburg At the end of the Stone Age and in the early Bronze Age, families were...
Image Credit:Flickr/IoSonoUnaFotoCamera Jiebo Luo and Yu Wang did not set out to predict who would win the 2016 U.S. presidential election. However, their exhaustive, 14-month study of each candidate’s Twitter followers–enabled by machine learning and other data science tools–offers tantalizing...