Faculty in doctoral programs more responsive to white male prospective students, research finds
Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white males than to women and ...
NASA: We'll find alien life in 10 to 20 years
Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly "no."
Review: New MacBook brings iPad's minimalism to laptop
From the moment I took it out of the box, Apple's new MacBook looked and felt like an iPad.
The difference between "use-by" "sell-by" and "best-by" dates
Confusion over date labeling leads to billions of pounds of food waste every year. Bob Brackett, PhD CFS, Director of the Institute for Food Safety and Health at the Illinois Institute of Technology and IFT spokesperson explains ...
The vital question: Why is life the way it is?
Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants
The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, ...
How organizational ecology may relate to human networks—and even to terrorist organizations
The world today is more intimate and tightly wound together than ever before. Organizations are linked together in a variety of ways, allowing relationships to form and resources to be exchanged.
Road salt guidelines need review to protect food chain in lakes, study finds
Salt used for winter road maintenance in Canada could wipe out water flea populations that keep our lakes clear of algae and feed the fish, a recent York University study has revealed.
Improving work conditions increases parents' time with their children
A workplace intervention designed to reduce work-family conflict gave employed parents more time with their children without reducing their work time.
Ads in free mobile apps have hidden costs for both users and developers, study finds
There's no such thing as free - especially with smartphone apps, according to a new study.
Biologist suggests carbon monoxide as an energy source for microbes on Mars
Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels and fertilizer
Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists will report today that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges ...
Raising retirement age would widen benefit disparities for disadvantaged
The age to receive full Social Security benefits should be closer to 70, according to a report published in the journal Daedalus.
Racial income inequality reduces levels of trust and social capital in communities
By studying survey responses on trust from 110 metropolitan areas from 1973 to 2010, he finds that racial income inequality decreases trust within communities, and that this lack of trust is exacerbated when ...