Complaining in everyday conversations
When was the last time you went through an entire day either not complaining or hearing a friend, colleague or family member whining about one thing or another? More likely than not the answer is probably ...
Sociologists explore the paradox of generosity
For most religious believers, it is an article of faith that it is more blessed to give than to receive. For at least two University of Notre Dame sociologists, it is an article of fact as well.
Ancient giant sperm discovered at Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site
Preserved giant sperm from tiny shrimps that lived at least 17 million years ago have been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site by a team including UNSW Australia researchers.
Scientists revise timeline of human origins
Many traits unique to humans were long thought to have originated in the genus Homo between 2.4 and 1.8 million years ago in Africa. Although scientists have recognized these characteristics for decades, they a ...
Soon to become a minority in the US, whites express declining support for diversity, psychology study finds
(Phys.org) —White Americans may view diversity and multiculturalism more negatively as the U.S. moves toward becoming a minority-majority nation, UCLA psychologists report.
Shark-munching Spinosaurus was first-known water dinosaur
There once was a dinosaur, bigger than a T. rex, that swam with the sharks—and ate them for dinner.
New book argues that inexpensive, employee-driven business experiments can help drive innovation
When it comes to prescription drugs, patient "compliance" is a concern: Are people, especially the elderly, taking their medication on the proper schedule? While pharmaceutical firms focus on the research ...
Field study suggests geoglyphs in ancient Peru were made to lead travelers to trade fairs
47 million year old bird fossil offers evidence of oldest known pollinator
Mathematician proves there are infinitely many pairs of prime numbers less than 70 million units apart
How not to Excel: Austerity economics paper is coding-flawed
Researchers propose a better way to make sense of 'Big Data'
Big Data is everywhere, and we are constantly told that it holds the answers to almost any problem we want to solve. Companies collect information on how we shop, doctors and insurance companies gather our ...
Flores bones show features of Down syndrome, not a new 'hobbit' human
In October 2004, excavation of fragmentary skeletal remains from the island of Flores in Indonesia yielded what was called "the most important find in human evolution for 100 years." Its discoverers dubbed ...
Modiano wins Nobel for works about Nazi occupation
Patrick Modiano of France, who has made a lifelong study of the Nazi occupation and its effects on his country, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday for what one academic called "crystal clear ...