Mitt Romney's face looks different to Republicans and Democrats
A new study suggests that political bias can influence how people perceive the facial characteristics of a presidential candidate – even after seeing his face on TV thousands of times.
After long-ago mass extinction, global warming hindered species' recovery
Researchers have discovered why plants and animals had a hard time recovering from the largest mass extinction in Earth's history 250 million years ago.
In dual-career couples, mothers still do the most child care
Even in couples most likely to believe in sharing parenting responsibilities, mothers still bear significantly more of the child care load, a new study reveals.
New web-based model for sharing research datasets could have huge benefits
A group of researchers have proposed creating a new web-based data network to help researchers and policymakers worldwide turn existing knowledge into real-world applications and technologies and improve science and innovation ...
Researchers successfully test new alternative to traditional semiconductors
Researchers at Ohio State University have demonstrated the first plastic computer memory device that utilizes the spin of electrons to read and write data.
To cap or not to cap: Scientists find new RNA phenomenon that challenges dogma
Some RNA molecules spend time in a restful state akin to hibernation rather than automatically carrying out their established job of delivering protein-building instructions in cells, new research suggests.
Semiconductor could turn heat into computing power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computers might one day recycle part of their own waste heat, using a material being studied by researchers at Ohio State University.
Violent video games not so bad when players cooperate
(Phys.org)—New research suggests that violent video games may not make players more aggressive – if they play cooperatively with other people. In two studies, researchers found that college students who teamed up to play ...
How do cells tell time? Scientists develop single-cell imaging to watch the cell clock
(Phys.org)—A new way to visualize single-cell activity in living zebrafish embryos has allowed scientists to clarify how cells line up in the right place at the right time to receive signals about the next phase of their ...
Genetically engineered algae for biofuel pose potential risks that should be studied: ecologist
(Phys.org) -- Algae are high on the genetic engineering agenda as a potential source for biofuel, and they should be subjected to independent studies of any environmental risks that could be linked to cultivating algae for ...