Researchers find gender bias in sexual cannibalism papers
Want the shortest path to the good life? Try cynicism
(Phys.org)—Research by a University of Cincinnati classics professor sheds new light on the philosophy of the ancient Cynics. They actually held values they viewed as a shortcut to happiness.
Disney's magical vision calls for 3-D printed optical elements (w/ Video)
What do internet service providers care about?
A research paper to be published in the World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development suggests that despite the public pronouncements on corporate and social responsibility made by leading Intern ...
Misconduct, not error, accounts for most scientific paper retractions, new study finds
In sharp contrast to previous studies suggesting that errors account for the majority of retracted scientific papers, a new analysis—the most comprehensive of its kind—has found that misconduct is responsible ...
Snail mail is far from dead, research finds
The rise of social media is often associated with a decline in the use of traditional forms of paper-based correspondence.
Bringing style home
Does the ideal ratio of couch to rug size keep you up at night? Are the exposed wires of your stereo causing you angst? Is that crocheted toilet paper cover kitschy enough to be cool? If you wonder, then you are not alone.
Too many Facebook friends bad news for charities: study
New research suggests the more friends we have on Facebook, the less likely we are to share information about charitable causes.
Robot hand wins at rock, paper, scissors every time (w/ Video)
British group outlines plan for open-access publishing for publicly funded research papers
Could cap and trade for water solve problems facing the United States' largest rivers?
Lake Mead, on the Colorado River, is the largest reservoir in the United States, but users are consuming more water than flows down the river in an average year, which threatens the water supply for agriculture and households. ...
A new visualization method makes research more organized and efficient
The National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded Action Science Explorer (ASE) allows users to simultaneously search through thousands of academic papers, using a visualization method that determines how papers ...
Online communication boosts lying and E-mail is the medium that contains the most lies: study
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers finds that communication using computers for instant messaging and e-mail increases lying compared to face-to-face conversations, and that e-mail ...
Pressure for positive results puts science under threat, study shows
Scientific research may be in decline across the globe because of growing pressures to report only positive results, new analysis suggests.