Professor probes why only some researchers cross boundaries
Whether it's crossing disciplines, breaking down silos or thinking outside the box, everyone's talking about boundary spanning as the key to solving the world's toughest problems.
Invasive kudzu is major factor in surface ozone pollution, study shows
Kudzu, an invasive vine that is spreading across the southeastern United States and northward, is a major contributor to large-scale increases of the pollutant surface ozone, according to a study published ...
UVA researchers make pivotal breakthrough in alcohol addiction treatment
Alcoholism is a devastating disease in part because of the 'symptom' of heavy drinking but more so due to the extensive harm it causes physical organs, such as the heart and liver, as well as damage to an individual's psychosocial ...
Report: Threat assessment most effective way to prevent gun violence
There is no single personality profile that can reliably predict who will use a gun in a violent act, but individual prediction is not necessary for violence prevention, according to a comprehensive report ...
Meet the beetles: Social networks provide clues to natural selection
Think of them as a group of guys, hanging out together, but not spending much time with the ladies, nor getting much "action." Except these "guys" are forked fungus beetles.
Everyday travel and the cognitive map
Do you have a special way of getting to work or to a favorite restaurant? If so, then your cognitive map is doing its job.
New free, hands-on tool supports sustainable living choices
People who want to eat healthy and live sustainably have a new way to measure their impact on the environment: a Web-based tool that calculates an individual's "nitrogen footprint." The device was created by University o ...
Study identifies four family cultures in America
(Phys.org)—Four types of family cultures – the Faithful, the Engaged Progressives, the Detached and the American Dreamers – are molding the next generation of Americans, a three-year study by the University of Virginia's ...
Light receptors in eye play key role in setting biological clock
Undecided voters may already have decided, study suggests
Do "undecided" voters actually make their choices before they realize? That is a question University of Virginia psychology professor Brian Nosek and his colleagues are trying to answer.
Homework doesn't mean better grades, but maybe better standardized test scores, study finds
(Phys.org)—The time students spend on math and science homework doesn't necessarily mean better grades, but it could lead to better performance on standardized tests, a new study finds.
Nonprofit organization, PureMadi, develops innovative water purification tablet for developing world
PureMadi, a nonprofit University of Virginia organization, introduced a new invention – a simple ceramic water purification tablet – during its one-year celebration event on Friday. ...
Study: Sad children out-perform happy children in attention-to-detail tasks
Psychologists at the University of Virginia and the University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) have conducted experimental research that contrasts with the belief that happy children are the best learners. The findings, which ...
Acupuncture may hold promise for women with hormone disorder
Getting pregnant with her first child was difficult, but when Rebecca Killmeyer of Charlottesville, Va. experienced a miscarriage during her second pregnancy, she wasn't sure if she would ever have another baby. When she ...