Maths proves human language has happiness bias
New mathematics research has shown humans all around the world tend to be more positive than negative in their language.
Features of language show a strong link to the geographic dispersal of human populations
Geneticists have famously tracked small differences in the human genetic code to trace the evolution and spread of humans out of Africa. Languages can change more quickly than genes and are not necessarily ...
Arthropod 'family tree' gets bigger through evolution studies
Would you be just as comfortable nibbling on a cricket or cockroach as you would be eating a crab?
Study shows lions got distemper from dogs originally but now there are other carriers
Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough
The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft's rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said Thursday.
The significance of digits: just how reliable are reported numbers?
When numbers of any sort are presented in mathematics, science, business, government or finance, it's fair to say a reader assumes that the data are reasonably reliable to their last digit.
How scientists can learn what distinguishes science from pseudoscience
Scientists should study pseudoscience – see what the pseudoscientists are up to and perhaps (for a laugh) try a few pseudostudies themselves. ...
Insects enhance diversity of nectar-producing plants
Some plants form into new species with a little help from their friends, according to Cornell research published Oct. 27 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Program models more detailed evolutionary networks from genetic data
The tree has been an effective model of evolution for 150 years, but a Rice University computer scientist believes it's far too simple to illustrate the breadth of current knowledge.
Study: Farmers and scientists divided over climate change
Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.
Researchers use cellphone data to construct population density maps
Data shows fewer tornado days in U.S. but more per event over past couple decades
NASA's new winds mission installed, gathers first data
NASA's newest Earth observing mission, the International Space Station-Rapid Scatterometer, or ISS-RapidScat, is collecting its first science data on ocean wind speeds and direction following its successful ...
Public trust has dwindled with rise in income inequality
Trust in others and confidence in societal institutions are at their lowest point in over three decades, analyses of national survey data reveal. The findings are forthcoming in Psychological Science, a jour ...