New study shows how integrated institutions can lead diverse populations to cooperate in rebuilding countries
(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most pressing issues in world affairs today is state building: how countries can construct stable, inclusive governments in which a variety of religious and ethnic groups coexist.
Sex segregation in schools detrimental to equality
Students who attend sex-segregated schools are not necessarily better educated than students who attend coeducational schools, but they are more likely to accept gender stereotypes, according to a team of psychologists.
Research explains how phase segregation affects efficiency in organic photovoltaics
Recent theoretical work conducted at the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology explains the surprisingly small effect of macroscale phase segregation on the overall efficiency of blended organic photovoltaic (OPV) ...
The waning of American apartheid? Residential segregation declines in U.S. metros
The ideal of equal housing opportunities is closer to becoming a reality in most major U.S. metro areas, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
'FaceGlat': Orthodoxy's kosher answer to Facebook
A new social networking site for ultra-Orthodox Jews takes customary segregation of the sexes online and also bars pictures or ads deemed immodest in ultra-Orthodox society.
Researchers model genome copying-collating steps during cell division
Researchers from Virginia Tech and Oxford University have proposed a novel molecular mechanism for the living cell's remarkable ability to detect the alignment of replicated chromosomes on the mitotic spindle in the final ...
Segregation behaviors and radial distribution of dopant atoms in silicon nanowires
National Institute for Material Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency and University of Tsukuba announced on February 4, 2011 that they succeeded in detecting nondestructively dynamic behaviors of doped impurities ...
Black History Month's sobering news: MLK dream alive for few, says researcher
In the past 20 years, Martin Luther King's dream of the day when "little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls" through school desegregation has not been realized for ...
For minorities, new 'digital divide' seen
(AP) -- When the personal computer revolution began decades ago, Latinos and blacks were much less likely to use one of the marvelous new machines. Then, when the Internet began to change life as we know it, ...
Census analysis: Nation's diversity grows, but integration slows
Despite increased racial and ethnic diversity, American neighborhoods continue to be segregated, and some of the progress made toward integration since 1980 has come to a halt this decade, according to a new report by Brown ...
Study finds foreclosure crisis had significant racial dimensions
Although the rise in subprime lending and the ensuing wave of foreclosures was partly a result of market forces that have been well-documented, the foreclosure crisis was also a highly racialized process, according to a study ...
Making movies within cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Biologist Barbara Mellone uses tiny cameras to study what happens when a dividing cell makes a mistake.
Home foreclosure symptom, not cause for increased crime rates, research shows
High levels of foreclosures in a community do not independently lead to increased crime rates, as previously believed, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Behavior breakthrough: Like animals, plants demonstrate complex ability to integrate information
A University of Alberta research team has discovered that a plant's strategy to capture nutrients in the soil is the result of integration of different types of information.