Broken windows thesis springs a leak
The broken windows theory posits that minor misdemeanors, like littering or graffiti spraying, stimulate more serious anti-social behavior. LMU sociologists now argue that the idea is flawed and does not ...
Archaeologists open the mysterious lead coffin found buried just feet from the former grave of King Richard III
A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of Richard III's hastily dug grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester.
Ancient wheat points to Stone Age trading links
(AP)—Britons may have discovered a taste for bread thousands of years earlier than previously thought, thanks to trade with more advanced neighbors on the European continent.
New assessment tool can predict successful teachers
A new video assessment tool that can inform teacher selection and hiring has implications for education reform.
Republicans trust science—except when it comes to health insurance and gay adoption
A new study finds that while Democrats are generally more "pro-science" than other political groups, Republicans are also inclined to defer to science across a range of policy issues. In fact, there are only ...
Protections, not money, can boost internal corporate whistleblowing
New research from North Carolina State University and Bucknell University finds that strong, reliable anti-retaliation policies can encourage employees to notify internal authorities of possible wrongdoing, but that offering ...
When performance comparisons spur risky behavior
When you're at work, there are two types of people you compete with: People with similar responsibilities at your own company, and rivals with similar duties at other companies. How do those different flavors ...
New Mexico students join others in nation against new tests
New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams.
How were fossil tracks made by Early Triassic swimming reptiles so well preserved?
A type of vertebrate trace fossil gaining recognition in the field of paleontology is that made by various tetrapods (four-footed land-living vertebrates) as they traveled through water under buoyant or semibuoyant ...
CT scan taken of mummified remains in statue
Nature journal to begin offering double-blind peer review
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Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveal the ideal hideout
A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your 'braains' from the 'undead.'
Teacher unconscious prejudices put girls off math, science
It's a fact: Women are vastly underrepresented in the fields of computer science, engineering, and mathematics. But less clear are the trajectories—academic and otherwise—that lead young women toward ...