Although use of the internet has been credited with helping spur democratic revolutions in the Arab world and elsewhere, a new multinational study suggests the internet is most likely to play a role only in specific situations.
(PhysOrg.com) -- People enjoy watching tragedy movies like Titanic because they deliver what may seem to be an unlikely benefit: tragedies actually make people happier in the short-term.
A new method to reveal the structure of proteins could help researchers understand biological molecules both those involved in causing disease and those performing critical functions in healthy cells.
Using a new ultrafast camera, researchers have recorded the first real-time image of two atoms vibrating in a molecule.
In most cases, your profile photo on Facebook tells viewers what they need to know to form an impression of you no words are necessary, new research suggests.
Just a few minutes of listening to mainstream rock music was enough to influence white college students to favor a student group catering mostly to whites over groups serving other ethnic and racial groups, a new study found.
(PhysOrg.com) -- When low-income cohabiting couples with children decide to no longer live together, that doesnt necessarily mean the end of their romantic relationship.
When mature male white-crowned sparrows duel to win a mate or a nesting territory, a young bird just doesn't get much respect.
Despite the fears of some scholars and pundits, most political partisans don't avoid news and opinion sources that contradict their own beliefs, according to a new study.
A new study comparing the carbon-holding power of freshwater wetlands has produced measurements suggesting that wetlands in temperate regions are more valuable as carbon sinks than current policies imply, according to researchers.