Game theory used to explain evolution of 'third party punishment'
You're shopping for holiday gifts when you spot someone pocketing a nice pair of leather gloves. What do you do?
Stigmas, once evolutionarily sound, are now bad health strategies
Stigmatization may have once served to protect early humans from infectious diseases, but that strategy may do more harm than good for modern humans, according to Penn State researchers.
Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, ...
Study demonstrates evolution of stereotypes
'Nature' survey shows scientists happy with jobs but worried about money
Study on choice blindness finds voters more malleable than thought (w/ video)
Pay-what-you-want choices appear to be linked to self image
When it comes to underage sex trafficking, pimps may not be the problem
Media portrayals of underage sex trafficking include pimps luring girls into prostitution and then controlling, exploiting, and brutalizing them as if they were slaves, but just how representative are these images? A new ...
Historian explains how 'conquered' indigenous Brazilians shaped their own histories
Hal Langfur, PhD, associate professor of history at the University at Buffalo, has published for more than a decade on indigenous Brazilian groups faced with colonization and armed subjugation by the Portuguese, as well as ...
Research suggests scale of disruptive behaviour in schools is underestimated
(Phys.org) —The true extent of poor pupil behaviour in schools is seriously underestimated, according to an academic from the University of East Anglia.
Monkeys with larger friend networks have more gray matter
One in four Americans unaware that Earth circles Sun
Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.
Language structure arises from balance of clear and effective communication
When learning a new language, we automatically organize words into sentences that will be both clearly understood and efficient (quick) to communicate. That's the finding of a new study reported today in the Proceedings of ...
Virus Tracker in a Box allows students to follow the path of a virus in real time
The late Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson may have declared, "I am a part of all that I have met," but a novel classroom tool created by researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia ...