Expert says requiring background checks for all gun sales would improve safety
Given the U.S. Supreme Court's majority stance against efforts to regulate gun availability and ownership, many policies aimed at lessening gun violence have had at best a minimal impact, according to an ...
Researchers find glass shape influences consumption rate of lager
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?
The rich have more political clout in states, but stricter lobbying rules can narrow gap
State legislators are more attentive to wealthy citizens' political opinions compared to poor citizens' opinions when making policy decisions, but stricter regulations on professional lobbyists can promote more equal political ...
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
Smart teens rub off on teammates: Study shows why extra-curricular activities matter
(Phys.org) —A new study of high school activities bears this message for incoming high school students: Play what the smart kids play.
Study on choice blindness finds voters more malleable than thought (w/ video)
Pay-what-you-want choices appear to be linked to self image
Study suggests voting may be key to cooperation with future generations
Whatever the solutions to preserving our world's natural resources might be, it seems clear that answers won't come overnight. How, then, can we be sure the steps we take today won't jeopardize the fate of ...
Monkeys with larger friend networks have more gray matter
Study examines use of GIS in policing
Police agencies are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping crime, identifying crime "hot spots," assigning officers, and profiling offenders, but little research has been done about the effectiveness of the ...
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.