Are leaders born or made? New study shows how leadership develops
Hardly a day passes without pundits crying for leadership in the NFL commissioner and team owners, among high-ranking government officials, and in other public figures. If University of Illinois experts didn't have evidence ...
Facing a judge? Study says go early or after lunch
If you have to face a judge, try for first thing in the morning or right after lunch. A new study suggests that's when they're most lenient.
People behave socially and 'well' even without rules: study
Fundamentally people behave in a social and rather compassionate and "good" way rather than aggressively, even without specified rules. That is the result of a study from the Institute for Science of Complex Systems at the ...
Misconceptions of science and religion found in new study
The public's view that science and religion can't work in collaboration is a misconception that stunts progress, according to a new survey of more than 10,000 Americans, scientists and evangelical Protestants. ...
New analysis contradicts findings published in Science
New research published in the June 2014 issue of Language presents evidence that the methods employed by the authors of articles published in prestigious international science journals are not supported by a more rigorous lingui ...
Online classes really do work, according to study
It's been two years since a New York Times article declared the "year of the MOOC" —short for "massive open online courses." Now, for the first time, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows ...
Reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility
Few topics can prove more divisive than religion, with some insisting it promotes compassion, selflessness and generosity, and others arguing that it leads to intolerance, isolation and even violence.
Simple changes to homework improved student learning
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.
From human extinction to super intelligence, two futurists explain
The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which Anders Sandberg and Andrew Snyder-Beattie, researchers at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, explored what ...
Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime
(Phys.org) —A scientific analysis of 20 million words recorded during 150 years of criminal trials at London's Old Bailey reveals how changes in culture rather than law helped to reduce violent crime, according ...
Is social networking making us stupid?
In a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface scientists have found that whilst mass connectivity through social media and the internet makes us look smarter it might be making us stu ...
Computerized 'Rosetta Stone' reconstructs ancient languages
University of British Columbia and Berkeley researchers have used a sophisticated new computer system to quickly reconstruct protolanguages – the rudimentary ancient tongues from which modern languages evolved.
Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping
Why plants in the office make us more productive
'Green' offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than 'lean' designs stripped of greenery, new research shows.