Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
Individuals may fail to navigate complex tradeoffs in privacy decision-making
We leave a trail of data, both knowingly and unwittingly, with every swipe of a credit card, post on social media and query on a search engine.
Archeologist urges researchers to study Libya from afar during wartime
Super Bowl athletes are scientists at work
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman gets called a lot of things. He calls himself the greatest cornerback in the NFL (and Seattle fans tend to agree). Sportswriters and some other players call him ...
The importance of imagery in communicating research
Whether it's in academia or industry, there's an underappreciated and overlooked obstacle to success: Solid research becomes undone by a sub-standard image.
Hispanic immigrants spank children less
Immigrant Hispanic parents spank their young children less often than U.S.-born Hispanic parents, a new University of Michigan study found.
Scientists and public disagree, but let's not get too excited
A new set of surveys of scientists and the public finds the two groups have widely different views about scientific issues. Conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association ...
Students most effectively math working on problems that they enjoy, not drills or exercises
Students learn math best when they approach the subject as something they enjoy, according to a Stanford education expert. Speed pressure, timed testing and blind memorization pose high hurdles in the youthful ...
What drives individuals to kill their co-workers?
Denied tenure and certain she would lose her job, Harvard-trained neurobiologist Amy Bishop shocked the nation when, in 2010, she killed three colleagues and wounded three others with a nine-millimeter semiautomatic ...
How storytelling improves science
My first research presentation in college is forever etched into my memory.
Archaeologist begins dig in the Sudan, Nile River Valley area
A Purdue University archaeologist is excavating in Tombos, Sudan, to answer questions about the Egyptian and Nubian cultures from thousands of years ago.
Globalisation doesn't automatically make countries better off
Only a small number of countries benefited from the first wave of globalisation around 150 years ago, while the majority of nations ended up worse-off, a new study by the University of Warwick has revealed.
Is this the year you join the one percent?
Here's some good news for the New Year: According to new research by Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University, there's a 1 in 9 chance that a typical American will hit the jackpot and join ...
Study: Blame men for political gridlock; women may be better at compromise
During the political gridlock that led to the 2013 federal government shutdown, the leading voices for compromise were the handful of female U.S. senators—only 20 percent of the overall legislative body.