Facebook shifts News Feed, gives priority to friends
Facebook said Tuesday it was reconfiguring its News Feed, in a move aimed at giving people more information about what is happening to "the friends you care about."
New study shows surprising risk created by access to personal information online
Access to routine information about you—like where you grew up and your relationship status—can help others manipulate you, according to a recent study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Report on women's economic status reveals earnings are worse or unchanged
A report released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research reveals that in nearly half of all U.S. states, women's economic status has either worsened or remained unchanged in the last decade. Kentucky ...
Love, love me do: Male beetles that have more sex are more insecure, study shows
Males that mate more often are more insecure about their social status than those mating less, according to new research on the behaviour of burying beetles.
Aerial monitors shed light on reed die-back around Central Europe's largest lake
Researchers from the University of Leicester and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences discover way to map 'reed die-back' using satellites and aircraft
Family ties that bind: Having the right surname sets you up for life
If your surname reveals that you descended from the "in" crowd in the England of 1066—the Norman Conquerors—then even now you are more likely than the average Brit to be upper class. To a surprising degree, the social ...
Study shows why cliques thrive in some schools more than in others
Go to almost any American high school and the elements of teen social networks become quickly apparent: the cliques, the pecking orders, and the varying degrees of self-segregation by race, age, gender, and social status.
Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.
Study examines racial bias in death-penalty decisions
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a new study shows.
Brain circuit differences reflect divisions in social status
Life at opposite ends of primate social hierarchies is linked to specific brain networks, a new Oxford University study has shown.
Despite academic achievement, pay gaps likely continue between the races
A nationally representative comparison of salary, academic achievement and race finds that racial and gender inequality continue to exist regardless of academic success. The study by Ervin (Maliq) Matthew, ...
Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III
A recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating ...
Mid-level scientists most likely to use new research tools, study says
Scientists in the middle of the status hierarchy, not those at the top or the bottom, are the first to work with easy-to-use commercial products. They are also the most prone to imitate their prior collaborators' use of such ...
Supportive moms and sisters boost female baboon's rank
A study of dominance in female baboons suggests that the route to a higher rank is to maintain close ties with mom, and to have lots of supportive sisters.