Researchers find glass shape influences consumption rate of lager
Research reveals a gender gap in the nation's biology labs
Among the sciences, biology consistently attracts the greatest numbers of women to graduate school and academic careers. About half of all biology graduate students are women, and 40 percent of biology postdocs ...
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?
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
Sustaining today's resources for future users
With sustainability a constant and global concern, the present-day users of both non-renewable and potentially renewable resources must take into account what will be left over for future generations. In a study in the July ...
'Nature' survey shows scientists happy with jobs but worried about money
Superhero films demonstrate how demand concentrates when product variety increases
Ever wonder why Disney's Marvel superhero machine keeps audiences coming back for more? The recent follow up with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" after "Thor: The Dark World" satisfied a large swathe of movie audiences. ...
Study on choice blindness finds voters more malleable than thought (w/ video)
Pay-what-you-want choices appear to be linked to self image
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 ...
Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar
A survey by the Department of Education suggests it may matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study—math and science in particular earning recent graduates the most money.