For men in pink-collar jobs, a tradeoff: Lower pay, more job security
Is a man without a four-year college degree better off trying to land a well-paying but insecure job in traditionally male fields such as manufacturing or construction, or should he consider lower-paying but steadier employment ...
Communication with similar people stronger than believed
People's tendency to communicate with similar people is stronger than earlier believed, which restricts the flow of information and ideas in social networks. These are the findings that an Aalto University ...
Creativity and innovation need to talk more, study says
Creativity and innovation are not sufficiently integrated in either the business world or academic research, according to a new study by Rice University, the University of Edinburgh and Brunel University.
In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?
(Phys.org) —Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.
Research duo confirm that yes, people do blush in the dark
Multidisciplinary study reveals big story of cultural migration (w/ Video)
Quantifying and transforming the history of culture into visual representation isn't easy. There are thousands of individual stories across millennia to consider, and some historical conditions are nearly ...
A linguistic mystery yields clues in Russian
When it comes to numbers, Russian grammar has a bewildering thicket of rules. A singular noun such as "table" ("stol" in Russian), used as the subject of a sentence, takes a special "case form" called the ...
New algorithm based on biased assimilation models society polarization
Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes watching some of the more partisan "news" networks lurking in the bowels of cable television is aware that America has grown more polarized in recent years. What's not so certain ...
More words dying and fewer words being added to languages in digital age: study
Improve grades, reduce failure—undergrads should tell profs 'Don't lecture me'
A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail in classes incorporating so-called active learning that expects them to participate ...
False beliefs persist, even after instant online corrections
It seems like a great idea: Provide instant corrections to web-surfers when they run across obviously false information on the Internet. But a new study suggests that this type of tool may not be a panacea for dispelling ...
Job interviews reward narcissists, punish applicants from modest cultures
A University of British Columbia study finds that narcissistic applicants are more successful in job interviews than equally qualified candidates who act more modestly.
Philosopher uses game theory to understand how words, actions acquire meaning
Why does the word "dog" have meaning? If you say "dog" to a friend, why does your friend understand you?
Language and tool-making skills evolved at same time, study says
(Phys.org) —Research by the University of Liverpool has found that the same brain activity is used for language production and making complex tools, supporting the theory that they evolved at the same time.