Expert psychologist suggests the era of genius scientists is over
To avoid very high pension ages, enable more to work
The new research, which was published in the journal Demographic Research, shows that increasing labor force participation by as little as 1 or 2 percentage points could allow pension ages to be reduced by one year withou ...
"Shock doctrine" demolition and economic exploitation of disaster-stricken societies
In the wake of a natural disaster or global crisis, TV talk shows often advocate for relief efforts by enlisting "celebrity humanitarians" to raise awareness. However, rather than focusing on the individuals affected by the ...
Retention leads to discipline problems in other kids
When students repeat a grade, it can spell trouble for their classmates, according to a new Duke University-led study of nearly 80,000 middle-schoolers.
Meet your match: Using algorithms to spark collaboration between scientists
Speed dating, in which potential lovers size each other up in brief 10 minute encounters before moving on to the next person, can be an awkward and time-wasting affair. Finding the perfect research partnership is often just ...
Military dads have to re-learn parenting after deployment
Fathers who returned after military service report having difficulty connecting with young children who sometimes don't remember them, according to a study released this week.
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. ...
Reliance on social groups for answers pre-empts motivation for independent analytical thinking
(Phys.org) —If advancing civilization relies on social networks, the world is in trouble. According to newly published research by University of Oregon psychologist Azim Shariff, individuals relying on ...
Why Things Become Unpopular
Carnegie Mellon's Paul Eiss analyzes how social media shaped the 'drug war' in Mexico
The recent arrest of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has thrown an international media spotlight on Mexican drug cartels and the acts of violence associated with them. What is less talked about, however, is how ...
Co-working helps isolated workers thrive and be more productive
Cloud technology and wider use of freelancers has more people working from home, remotely or even from coffee houses.
Is truth stranger than fiction? Yes, especially for science fiction
From warp drives to hyperspace, science fiction has continuously borrowed from, and sometimes anticipated, the state of the art in scientific progress. This has resulted in the perception that science and ...
Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men
Math anxiety factors into understanding genetically modified food messages
People who feel intimidated by math may be less able to understand messages about genetically modified foods and other health-related information, according to researchers.